Archive | November, 2009

Livin’ Large on Steaks ‘n Shrimp (Sound/City Arts 11/09)

Two very different houses find themselves at war in this month’s Dish-Off. El Gaucho’s newest location in Bellevue is where chef Steve Cain stands behind the hot grill serving up prime cuts of quality beef and more. Meanwhile, chef Felix Penn and his wife, Sarah,…

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Livin’ Large on Steaks ‘n Shrimp (Sound/City Arts 11/09): More photos

Here are the photos (taken by me) of the rest of the dishes from the “Steaks ‘n Shrimp” Dish-Off in November’s issue of City Arts magazine.
You can find the full report, include menus, here.
Click to enlarge any of the photos.…

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A happy “spanksgiving” weekend

Okay, I simply couldn’t resist posting this picture, which I snapped outside the Lusty Lady while on the way to ART restaurant for a quick visit.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Mine started with a huge turkey dinner for eight which I won from…

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Basking in the afterglow of a great Basque dinner

A couple of months ago, I mentioned that Gastrolust headquarters moved—albeit just a short distance in Seattle. Selling and buying a house wreaked havoc on the summer, such that I fell far behind in my restaurant reporting.
Less than two months into the new home,…

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Nuts for Forbidden Fruits (Sound/City Arts 10/09)

Song on this Month’s Menu:
“Fruit Nut”
from Apple Venus Volume 1
by XTC (1999)
Some people say
That I am out of my tree
Or just a strawberry fool
Someday they’ll see
‘Til then I’ll blow you a raspberry
‘Cos apples and pears are…

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Nuts for Forbidden Fruits (Sound/City Arts 10/09): More photos

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

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