Archive | November, 2011

Celebrity Chef Tour Offers Reasons to Be Thankful

Every year or two, the Celebrity Chef Tour rolls through Seattle. The event typically pairs a well-known chef from outside the area with a local one; for example, in 2010, Trellis‘ Brian Scheehser worked with Top Chef contestant Richard Blais. The Celebrity Chef Tour benefits…

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Makin’ Bacon with baconlube

I’m not sure if this one is going to win over Oprah like Baconnaise did. (Jon Stewart, though, will likely approve.) Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow, the “J” and “D” of J&D Foods that features a line of bacon-happy products, have just announced the release…

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Sexy Feast: Hunt Club Creates a Wedge of Conflict

There’s been a lot of change lately at the The Hunt Club. Remember a couple of years back when the restaurant did an Iron Chef-like contest to pick its new head chef for the kitchen? The winner, Matthew Mina, stayed in the position for about…

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Why So Much Sex on a Food Blog?

If you’ve stumbled across this site and reached the top of the blog (where this post will stay, for the near future), you’re probably wondering why there’s so much sexual content.
Well, in addition to being a food writer, I’m a sex educator.
And sex…

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Sexy Feast: Pecado Bueno Wants You Hot and Bothered…with Your Permission

Across from the Fremont Abbey, appropriately enough, is a Mexican restaurant with a name that translates to “Sin Well”: Pecado Bueno.
Sin well you will when tempted by a “fire and ice” experience at this new outpost from a co-founder of Taco del Mar. The…

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Sexy Feast: Going Down at Blue Moon Burgers

Go to any of Blue Moon Burgers‘ three locations, and you’ll find the menu presents many options for building your own burger. For example, the “Protein” section starts with beef but also includes grilled chicken, turkey, salmon, and a couple of vegetarian choices.
From years…

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A la Mode: Now Your Daily Place for Pie in Phinney Ridge

It’s not that A la Mode Pies is new. They’ve been producing pies and selling them online since 2009, receiving accolades from Seattle Weekly readers in 2011’s “Best Desserts” category. Today is special because A la Mode Pies debuts its flagship café in Phinney Ridge,…

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Passport to Pleasure: Two Idyllic Nights in the Yakima Valley

I reported previously about travel to the Yakima Valley, which is a fun escape from Seattle, albeit a bit restaurant-challenged.
If you’re searching for something special, something romantic, you’ll need to go beyond Yakima and get into the countryside. Oh, there are decent places to…

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Sexy Feast: Setsuna, Shiso Tofu, and Sure Signs of Attraction

If you go to Setsuna in Northgate, you’ll see that this Japanese restaurant has both a dinner menu and an izakaya menu. For those not familiar with izakaya dining, you get shareable small plates that are a perfect accompaniment to beer or sake. Think yakitori,…

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