Archive | October, 2009

A birthday and big news at Joule

Just a couple of months left to the year, and I’m beginning to ponder whether to do a “best of” posting. So many memorable meals this year: ART, Olivar, Boat Street Cafe, Harvest Vine, and Cafe Juanita come to mind, just to name a few.…

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The organ in the Pussy Room at Copper Gate

Last night, I saw a big organ in a Pussy Room.
Yes, you read that right.
I was at an unveiling at Copper Gate, the Viking bar in Ballard with Scandinavian sensibility about sex. Contributing to the scenery are breasts, bras, and a Barbie orgy—that’s…

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The Lamb Jam was lambtastic

With the approach of the coming weekend, I’m holding on to great memories of last week’s Lamb Jam at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. As part of the judging panel, I had the tough task of tasting 17 plates of lamb, along with 17…

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Brunch at Fresh Bistro, less the Cracker Jack box

Obviously, I’m brutally backed up (aside from my Sound/City Arts reports) on my restaurant write-ups. So let’s start with a morning meal. Over the summer (remember summer?), I returned to Fresh Bistro (having previously discussed their brulee, bellies and beets) to sample a few of…

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Super Baozi vs. Sushi Man

What can I say? I’d like to be in the middle of this battle.

Super Baozi vs Sushi man from sun haipeng on Vimeo.…

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A Harvest of Life, A Harvest of Death (Sound 9/09)

Two chefs pay tribute to the quicklime girl
In the fall when plants return
By harvest time she knows the score
Ripe and ready to the eye
Yet rotten somehow to the core
And they call her
Quicklime girl…Behind her back
Quicklime girl…Behind the bush…

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A Harvest of Life, A Harvest of Death (Sound 9/09): More photos

Here are the photos (taken by me, excluding ART’s dessert, taken by Rina Jordan) of the rest of the dishes from the “Mistress of the Salmon Salt” Dish-Off in September’s issue of Sound magazine.
You can find the full report, include menus, here.
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