Archive | October, 2012

Passport to Pleasure: Feeling Good in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Last year’s trip to Orcas Island whetted my appetite to return to the San Juan Islands. And what better stop than the namesake of the island chain?
Less than ninety miles north of Seattle, you board a ferry in Anacortes, and in an hour’s time…

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Sexy Feast: Miyabi, Squid Vibrators, and Making the Terrifying Tantalizing

Southcenter’s certainly a far drive for Japanese food if you live in Seattle. But with Miyabi getting good reviews (and intrigued that Miyabi on 45th will soon open in Seattle, centered around Mutsuko Soma’s house-made soba dishes, possibly including–of interest to Sexy Feast–bukkake soba), I…

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Celebrity Chef Tour: Five Chefs, Foie Gras, Flan with Wine, and Funds for the Future

About once per year, something called the Celebrity Chef Tour makes a stop in the Seattle area. A benefit for the James Beard Foundation, it’s been held in recent years at the Columbia Tower Club, with the host chef opening up the kitchen for one…

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Sexy Feast: Restaurant Zoë, Threesomes, and a Sexual Oh Là Là

It’s time for another round of Seattle Restaurant Week, this time with over 150 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $28 (plus drinks, tax, and tip), and some a three-course lunch for a bargain of $15. One of the participants is Restaurant Zoë, now in Capitol…

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Restaurant Zoë Shines During Seattle Restaurant Week

Whenever Seattle Restaurant Week rolls around, I wonder which of the many restaurants I’d like to give a try. This week and next, Sunday through Thursday, there are over 150 restaurants participating. All offer a three-course menu (appetizer entree, and dessert) for $28 (drinks, tax,…

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At a Taste of Iceland, Warm People from a Cold Country Make Magic

Thirteen years ago I planned a trip to Reykjavik, signing up for a tour that would have me on an Icelandic horse to tölt my way across the interior of the country. I had just toured Ireland’s Ring of Kerry on horseback, and was hot…

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Sexy Feast SkyCity and Sex in Space (Needle)

Take a seat in the SkyCity revolving restaurant near the top of the Space Needle, and you’ll get a full revolution with sweeping views of Seattle in just 47 minutes. That’s if you’re lucky. With the lowest-priced entrée coming in at nearly forty dollars, most…

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What to Eat at Bakery Nouveau in Seattle

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my roundup of pastries at Bakery Nouveau. An excerpt:
The bread or chocolate alone are well worth a visit to Bakery Nouveau, but there’s no denying the pastries. This bakery is especially known for its Twice-Baked Almond Croissant, so that’s an…

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Serious Eats: Mont Blanc at Café de Lion in Seattle

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “Sugar Rush” article about the Mont Blanc at Café de Lion. An excerpt:
As if the cakes and other confections don’t sell out quickly enough at Café de Lion, a little “boutique” bakery at the top of Queen Anne in…

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Sexy Feast: Marination Ma Kai Sweetens Life with Cool Sex

The nationally acclaimed Marination Mobile crew is making big waves with the opening of Marination Ma Kai on the water in West Seattle. The location boasts a bigger space, a beautiful setting, and long hours–breakfast through dinner daily, including weekend brunch. Now-classics like SPAM musubi…

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