Archive | October, 2011

Passport to Pleasure: Paris in (Food) Pictures

With just four nights planned in Paris, this food lover was fascinated by the endless eating possibilities. It had been years since I last visited the city, and back then I was on a “student” budget—not that there’s anything wrong with eating baguettes and cheese…

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Sexy Feast: A Broken Heart Isn’t So Bad at Altura

I can think of younger days…when eating like I do would have been unimaginable. As a kid, I was a bit fussy. I actually hated the texture of lasagna.
Now I’m in Capitol Hill at Altura, where Nathan Lockwood serves up seasonal Italian cuisine in…

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Suncadia’s Portals Wins Seattle’s Lamb Jam

A number of popular Seattle-area restaurants served up luscious dishes at yesterday’s Lamb Jam event, but it was lesser-known Portals at Suncadia Lodge that took home the top prize.
This was the third annual Lamb Jam in Seattle, drawing big crowds as always. Participants were…

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Sexy Feast: Absorbing Abuse at Mike’s Chili Parlor

In Ballard is an institution that’s often overlooked with the opening of so many new restaurants in the area. As, perhaps, it wants to be. Almost oblivious to the recent development all around it, Mike’s Chili Parlor is a classic hole-in-the-wall with regulars who know…

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Sexy Feast: “Bi-Location” Mexican Restaurant Offers Lots to Love

Last week brought the opening of Mezcaleria Oaxaca, La Carta de Oaxaca’s new sister restaurant in Queen Anne. Excited to see more diverse (and quality) dining options at the top of the hill, I was excited to check it out.
The menu starts simple enough…

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Tennis Champions Play in Seattle (and Pick Their Favorite Foods)

The 2011 Champions Series rolled into town last night. As part of the 12-city tour, the city of Seattle got a rare glimpse of live, professional (or former professional) tennis.
Featuring tennis icons like Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, and Jimmy Connors (who was playing in…

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Food, Fabulous Food, in the Week Ahead

Hungry? Hang on, as it’s a big week of eating ahead.
Saturday, October 15 (from 1:30 to 3:00pm) will be Sushi Sampling to the Northwest Nikkei Museum. Sponsored by the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, this free event will feature sushi demonstrations, samplings,…

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Sexy Feast: Getting Delightfully Dirty at Table 219

Sometimes I have a restaurant on my to-do list to eat something specific. And sometimes, for whatever reason, I get to that restaurant and don’t bother to eat that dish.
I’d been waiting to try the maple-glazed pork belly with corn pancake at Capitol Hill’s…

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