Archive | March, 2010

A pair of chefs prepares treats for the eyes (City Arts 3/10)

This month’s inspiration: “Blind Mary” by Gnarls Barkley
Chef Brian Cartenuto, who regaled us with talk of female genitalia during last month’s Dish-Off, said “the eyes have it” when I asked him for a song suggestion for this month’s round. Pulling out his MP3 player,…

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Update: Malay Satay Hut now missing the mark

Last month, Trellis moved up to my list of favorite restaurants in the area. Reluctantly, I’m now removing one restaurant from that same list. Malay Satay Hut, one of my top picks since I moved to Seattle in 1999, has been increasingly disappointing of late.…

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Congratulations to our 2010 James Beard finalists

Gastrolust-y congratulations to our local chefs for being named finalists for James Beard Foundation awards for 2010.
Finalist again for the Outstanding Restaurateur award is Tom Douglas (Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie).
Seattle boasts two returning finalists for Best Chef…

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First look at Blueacre Seafood

Wednesday, I got a sneak peek at Blueacre Seafood, Kevin Davis’ new restaurant in the Oceanaire space where he once worked. My dining companion and I dug the chance to sit in one of the marlin skin-like booths close to the opened-up kitchen, taking in…

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Mobile Chowdown III (aka I Ate Too Much)

Saturday was the third installation of Mobile Chowdown, and joining Seattle’s finest were a few trucks from Portland. Serious Eats sent me to fill my stomach cover the story, which you can read here. 
More poutine, please?
(Actually, no…I think I’m still digesting.)…

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Book this date: Edible Book Festival on 4/10

Postings have been a little light lately, for  a variety of reasons. I’ve been traveling, cooking more at home when I’m not on the road, working on other writing projects (for example, I’ve got two articles in the current issue of Edible Seattle), and simply…

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Playboy puts out…hot pizza list

Reading Playboy for the articles? Then you won’t want to miss Playboy’s list of the best pizza places in America. And, yes, the pictures that accompany the article are hot.
Some excellent selections in the list. Seattle’s even represented – by Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie.…

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