Archive | August, 2011

Sexy Feast: Wild Ginger Will Help Your Wild Side Get Wilder

I recently broke my Seattle-area dim sum boycott by going to Bellevue for the so-called “brunch” at Wild Ginger.
Why the dim sum boycott? Easy: dim sum in Seattle is mediocre, while just over two hours north in Richmond (just south of Vancouver), it’s simply…

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Passport to Pleasure: Afternoon on Alberni in Vancouver

Vancouver… a city full of Calvin Klein underwear models?
This might not be your typical scene in Vancouver, especially after summer ends, but we have a few more weeks before that becomes a worry. Now’s the perfect time to visit our international neighbor to the…

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Passport to Pleasure: Massage, Meat, and More in Portland

Portland is the perfect place for a couples getaway centered around sex and food. It’s an edgy city that’s fairly open about sex and adventurous in its culinary pursuits.
So let’s spend the night together in Portland, where we stamp this week’s Passport to Pleasure—a…

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Sexy Feast: Short Ribs, Long Pleasure at Crush

Last year at this time, I interviewed Chef Jason Wilson for an Edible Seattle article about sex and food, exploring the idea that diners’ eating preferences can predict what kind of sex lives they have. In discussing variety, he mentioned that some people come to…

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Passport to Pleasure: Onshore at Orcas (Part 2)

After a fun first day on Orcas Island, you’ll find that waking up on the island brings a further sense of relaxation. And a desire for exploration, at whatever pace you’d like.
Enjoy a slow, well-deserved morning with your loved one, lingering over breakfast at…

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Sexy Feast: No Fishy Smell at the Walrus and the Carpenter

Much like the characters in Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” I stumbled upon oysters at Renee Erickson’s restaurant of the same name.
But this Sexy Feast isn’t about oysters. (Given the oyster’s alleged aphrodisiacal qualities, that would be too obvious.) Instead, it’s…

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Passport to Pleasure: Onshore at Orcas (Part 1)

Tickled by the notion of overnights after last week’s Passport to Pleasure at Hotel 1000, it’s time to embark on a series of more distant trips.
Let’s start with Orcas Island, the largest and most rugged of the San Juan Islands. So close, and yet…

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Take a Far Drive to an Unforgettable Farm-to-Table Dinner

If you’re a farm-to-table fan and missed the two Outstanding in the Field dinners in Carnation a month ago, you’ve got two more chances to enjoy a similar experience. If you’re willing to drive. To Pemberton, just north of Whistler.
I’m here to say it’s…

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Sexy Feast: The Price of Pleasure at Brave Horse Tavern

Brave Horse Tavern is a boisterous place. It’s full of Amazon employees trying to interact face-to-face, rather than online, though most conversations are teeming with tech talk. At the shuffleboard area, I’m surprised that the players aren’t sliding smartphones down the tables.
When you walk…

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Passport to Pleasure: Happy Hours and Happy Times During a 1st Avenue Overnight at Downtown’s Hotel 1000

How about golf, a spa, a comfortable room with scenic views, and a wide variety of interesting dining options—right in or outside your hotel on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle?
There’s also a world of restaurants right outside the door.
If I was visiting Seattle…

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