Archive | February, 2010

Two chefs move fast to fuel a food fantasy (City Arts 2/10)

This month’s inspiration: “Little Red Corvette” by Prince
“On the verge of bein’ obscene” is how Prince describes his babe’s body in this 1982 classic; it’s also an apt description of the song itself. On the surface, “Little Red Corvette” sounds like it’s about a…

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Dishin': Red Bowls by Day

We found ourselves downtown one day, an unusual thing, and walking by a little Asian eatery called Red Bowls, I saw Matthew Amster-Burton’s little “Out to Lunch” review posted.
“Hey, we’re out to lunch,” we thought, “And that guy knows food.” So we went in,…

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Mont Blanc in the Shadow of Mount Rainier

Many will be mystified when they see this mass of “string” in the bakery. Some think it looks like a little mop head, absentmindedly shoved in the showcase. I, admittedly, was mistaken the first time I saw a Mont Blanc. It was at a Tokyo…

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Crepes, waffles, and a battle of batters

In some ways, this is a downtown battle of batters and preparation. But in a bigger sense, this is a battle between Le Mont Saint-Michel and Liege, as we compare Mobatta’s crepes and Sweet Iron’s waffles.
Everyone loves crepes, or so it seems in Seattle.…

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Having waited for Delancey…

I finally made it to Delancey.
This was long overdue. Following my recent foray to Flying Squirrel, I was ready. With a group of six people, we’d be able to sample six pizzas – and a whole lot more.
Pre-pizza, it’s nice to have some…

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Beyond Seattle: Smashburgers are not Squeezeburgers

This morning I returned from a night in Idaho, working in Caldwell but holing up in the Hampton Inn in Meridian. Post-flying, I was feeling the effects of a fierce headache, which clouded my thinking. Near the hotel, I saw a Smashburger restaurant sign and…

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Trellis now on my list of top Seattle restaurants

I’m ready to make the declaration: Trellis is one of my favorite restaurants in the area – and is well worth the drive from Seattle.
I’ve liked this farm-to-table restaurant, located at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, for a long time. Chef Brian Scheehser maintains…

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