Archive | August, 2012

Sexy Feast: Shabu Chic and Getting Your Freak On…Wrong

As far as I know, Shabu Chic (behind Viet Wah in the International District) is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Seattle, the only place doing shabu-shabu meals. Shabu-shabu is a variant of the hot pot dining you can find at a number of area Chinese restaurants,…

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Sexy Feast: Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen’s Gritty Lesson on Lumps

Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen is the newest restaurant in Ballard serving up barbecue, with whiskey and its brethren creating a somewhat boisterous atmosphere. I enjoyed the meat piled high in my Smokestack sandwich, and the five house sauces in a tray on each table present…

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Serious Eats: Torrija Andaluza at Harvest Vine in Seattle (Hangover Helper)

Last week, Serious Eats posted my “Hangover Helper” article about Torrija Andaluza at Harvest Vine. An excerpt:
I want to eat the [small hockey puck of foie gras] butter on its own, but fight temptation and spread some on my toast, then drag a biteful…

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Sexy Feast: Golden Beetle Colors Me Aroused

Maria Hines says she named her Ballard restaurant Golden Beetle after a 27-ingredient Moroccan spice mixture called ras el-hanout which includes dried golden beetle, a Spanish fly that is considered an aphrodisiac. That said, this Sexy Feast is not about the aphrodisiacal qualities of Golden…

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Noodling Around: Soba by Soma Pop-Ups Continue

Several months ago, I reported about former Chez Shea chef Mutsuko Soma and her desire to bring a soba restaurant to Seattle. She did a pop-up at Sushi Kappo Tamura, serving zaru-soba as part of a multi-course lunch to showcase her handmade buckwheat noodles.
Soma’s…

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Sugar Rush: Ice Cream Sandwiches at Dinette in Seattle

Ask anyone who knows anything about Dinette in Seattle and they’ll likely say, “Oh, that’s the cute restaurant making fancy toast.” Dinette is a precious place—with an even more precious little bar seating just four across—where the service in delightfully unpretentious. The restaurant became popular…

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Sexy Feast: Bisato and Its Blini of Red Beet Makes Us Blush

I never got to eat at Scott Carsberg’s Lampreia, so I absolutely jumped on a recent chance to try Bisato. I’d heard that the dishes are artistic masterpieces, and while that’s true, there’s a high price of admission for somewhat small works. And since eating…

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POP Kitchen + Bar Is All Right (and a Bag of Chips)

I’ve already spent more days at the Seattle Center this summer than in my previous twelve years of living in the Emerald City. The new Chihuly Garden and Glass is well worth a visit, the Experience Music Project remains entertaining, and there’s always the Space…

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Cupcake Royale Makes My List of Top Ice Creams in Seattle

Serious Eats just published my list of favorite frozen treats in Seattle. Just after compiling the list, Food & Wine Magazine unveiled its 25 “Best Ice Creams Spots in the U.S.” Two local picks made it into the list by Food & Wine, but not…

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Sexy Feast: POP Kitchen + Bar Chips in with Condom Tips

Collections Café and the Armory food court (where you’ll find Skillet‘s latest incarnation) are two of the newer food venues at the Seattle Center, but let’s not forget about POP Kitchen + Bar at the Experience Music Project. Connected to Wolfgang Puck Catering, this museum…

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