Archive | June, 2012

Serious Eats: Collections Cafe Is a Feast for the Eyes and Mouth in Seattle

In the café, the first thing you'll notice are the collections. Place your food order, and you'll notice that the artistry extends into the kitchen. Place your food order, and you'll notice that the artwork extends into the kitchen.
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Serious Eats: Fried Green Tomato BLT at Yardbird in Miami Beach

Perhaps Yardbird should add PC to the BLT name? Find out why...
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A Short Distance to Travel to FAR-EATS

Drive down one of the left two lanes of 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle, and you might not notice something called the “Global Food Garden” that’s grown at the intersection with Bell Street. That’s where Geogy Chacko has opened a number of little restaurants, most…
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Sexy Feast: Far Eats and the Kama Sutra of the Mango

At the newly opened Far Eats in Belltown, my dinner started innocently enough with a Mango Lassi. Soon came an onslaught of dishes that my group enjoyed, including Mango Prawns somewhere in the middle, until at long last it was time for dessert. We went…
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The Mein Man: Little Uncle Gives You a Street High with Khao Soi Gai

Dish: Khao Soi Gai Place: Little Uncle, Capitol Hill Price: $8.80 On the plate: Per the menu: “Chiang Mai curry egg noodles, stewed chicken, pickled mustard, fried shallots.” “Mustard” is mustard greens. There’s also red onion, bean sprouts, ginger strips, cilantro, a lime wedge, and…
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Lots to Love at Little LloydMartin

Frequently fearful of food disappointment in my own neighborhood, I finally made a long-overdue visit to Queen Anne’s LloydMartin. I had a hunch, though, that I’d like this one, as I’d enjoyed chef Sam Crannell’s meat-centric menu at the short-lived 5 Corner Market in Ballard.…
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Sexy Feast: LloydMartin Tempts with the Come Hither Motion

By coincidence, the Voracious crew has been bestowing a lot of praise on LloydMartin in Queen Anne. Yes, we’ve touted its social hour, Bolognese sauce, and feel as a first-rate first-date restaurant. And we just documented chef Sam Crannell’s love of antique plateware. The plateware…
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The Mein Man: Sichuanese Cuisine, Glass Noodles, and Ants Marching

Dish: Ants on the Tree Place: Sichuanese Cuisine, International District Price: $6.95 On the plate: Per the menu: “Stir-fried vermicelli noodles with ground pork, green onions.” Supporting cast/What to do: Last time I ate these noodles at Sichuanese Cuisine, I asked for them to be…
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Serious Eats: Hakata-Style Yakitori at Tokyo’s Hachibei

Tokyo is loaded with yakitori restaurants, most notably in Yakitori Alley near Shinjuku Station where the smoke-filled, sake and beer-stained holes-in-the-wall rumble with each passing train. Make your way to upscale Roppongi Hills, though, and you'll find an altogether different yakitori experience.
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Serious Eats: Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

The words "molten chocolate cake" alone are enough to make most people melt in delight, and this is exactly the effect of visiting chocolatier Autumn Martin's new Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery.
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