Archive | June, 2012

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

This week, Serious Eats also posted my story about Collections Cafe. An excerpt:
“A feast for the eyes” may be an overused expression, but it’s certainly relevant to the new Collections Café at Chihuly Glass and Garden in Seattle. In the shadow of the Space…

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Serious Eats: Fried Green Tomato BLT at Yardbird in Miami Beach

This week, Serious Eats posted my story about this sandwich at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. An excerpt:
Who needs bread when you’ve got perfectly fried breading, like the type you’ll find on the green tomato that forms the base of Yardbird’s Fried Green Tomato…

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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

Last week, Serious Eats posted my story about Hachibei. An excerpt:
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,…

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Serious Eats: Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Last week, Serious Eats posted my story about the new Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery. An excerpt:
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…

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