Archive | June, 2009

Put de Lime in de Coconut (Sound 6/09)

Three Asian chefs make our belly ache for more
Said “doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take?”
I said “Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,”
I said “Doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take?”
I said “Doctor, to relieve this belly ache.”
Now lemme get…

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Put de Lime in de Coconut (Sound 6/09): More photos

Here are the photos (taken by me) of the rest of the dishes from the “Coconut” Dish-Off in June’s issue of Sound magazine.
You can find the full report, include menus, here.
Click to enlarge any of the photos.…

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Post PDX: Taking comfort in Canton Noodle House

This Seattlest writer knows this site is about appreciation of Seattle. We love it here, for sure.
But part of what we love is its proximity to Vancouver, as we’ve discussed before. And to that we must add its proximity to Portland.
Dishin’ disappeared for…

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Ping, Pok Pok and food aplenty in Portland

Lack of posts this week, but no lack of eating. We’ve been in Portland for five days, enjoying a real feeding frenzy. I’ll have photos and more sometime soon on our experiences at: Ping, Bluehour, Biwa, Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Ten 01, Departure, Andina, Broder, Nostrana,…

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Bento and sushi blow me away at Naoe

I feel fortunate to meet so many fantastic chefs and to experience their fabulous cooking. To date, I don’t tire of the numerous opportunities to dine out, as going to a new restaurant is still an exciting adventure. I wonder: Will it be one to…

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Brulee, bellies, and beets at Fresh Bistro

I should have seen it coming.
The folks at Fresh Bistro, the new West Seattle restaurant from Herban Feast, throw fresh into all that they prepare. We took our fresh lemon and vanilla bean-infused Gin & Yang (get it?) drink to our dining room table,…

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Gastrolust, Ruth Reichl, and one year

One day ago, I ate tongue and tripe tacos at a taco truck in north Seattle. That’s typical of the food I most love: simple and flavorful.
One month ago, thanks to Keren Brown, this restaurant reviewer had the good fortune of meeting famed restaurant…

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This Maximus Minimus pig went to market

Watch out, Portland! Mobile food is moving up in Seattle.
Until recently, you’d have to drive away from downtown Seattle to find a food truck, with most being taco trucks on the edges of the city. (I ate tongue and tripe tacos at one yesterday…

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Grading Old School Frozen Custard

“McDonald’s soft-serve.”
Harsh words, but that’s how two of my food-writing friends described what they ate at Old School Frozen Custard, which just opened on Capitol Hill.
Good timing on the opening, as the weather’s been warm and sunny—which puts so many in the mood…

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Enchanting Cantinetta, and its bowl of brodo

On 41st, between Wallingford Avenue North and Burke Avenue North. No, there’s no restaurant there, but it’s where I’m tempted to move, as it would be exactly in between restaurants offering some of my favorite meals of late.
It’s no secret that I’m a big…

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