Archive | September, 2012

Serious Eats: Spicy Pork Sandwich at Dot’s in Seattle

With Paseo essentially across the street and serving some of the best pork sandwiches in Seattle, it's pretty much a pig throwdown with Dot's Delicatessen offering up its Spicy Pork Sandwich ($9) as an alternative.
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Serious Eats: Sweet Thali for Two at Poppy

The centerpiece of the thali is your choice of one of the always-changing ice cream flavors...but there's plenty more.
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Feast Portland: High Comfort

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “Feast Portland” article about the Night Market. An excerpt: High Comfort featured chefs local and from afar, and from restaurants that are long-established (Portland’s Paley’s Place) to brand new (Napa’s The Thomas). With permission to experiment, some chefs went “simple”…
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Sexy Feast: Rainier Restaurant and BBQ Serves Up Sexual Substitutions

Rainier Restaurant and BBQ had been on my wish-list for ages, but especially because of a possible bump after it appears on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover this coming season, now was the time to go. My large group ordered many of the exotic meats on…
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Feast Portland: Night Market

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “Feast Portland” article about the Night Market. An excerpt: One of the best-attended events at Feast Portland, and one of my favorites, was the spectacular Night Market. This celebration of global street food featured some of Portland’s most popular chefs…
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Feast Portland: Sandwich Invitational

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “Feast Portland” article about the Sandwich Invitational. An excerpt: Pork and bread ruled the day, with meaty offerings making it a challenge to eat sandwiches from all 15 entrants. But with creativity encouraged, there was a wide variety of bread…
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An Unforgettable 10-Course, 5-Hour Dinner at Feast Portland

One of the most fascinating aspects of last weekend’s spectacular Feast Portland festival was the Dinner Series and its intriguing teaming of chefs. Matthew Lightner (Atera) with Sean Brock (Husk and McGrady’s), for example. Or how about Jenn Louis (Lincoln and more) and April Bloomfield…
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Sexy Feast: Din Tai Fung, Xiao Long Bao, Sucking and Blowing

It’s been nearly two years since Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung opened its second restaurant in the United States, in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Mall. Locals went crazy, celebrating the arrival of the trademark xiao long bao (soup dumplings). People lined up for hours just to get…
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8 Best Sichuanese Restaurants in Seattle

I count eight Sichuanese-specific restaurants in the Seattle area. After extensive research, i.e. mouth-burning sessions, here's information about all of them, starting with my ranking of the top three.
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Best Bites from the Feast of Fields on Vancouver Island

Feast of Fields is a festive affair, with music, face-painting, and the farm setting which brought people even closer to the origins of their food. Special guests included a pair of two-week old water buffalo.
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