Archive | January, 2013

Serious Eats: The Founder’s Field Roast at FareStart in Seattle

This week, Serious Eats posted my “A Sandwich a Day” feature about the Founder’s Field Roast at FareStart in Seattle. An excerpt:
Lee later became interested in vegetarian meats, integrating his European culinary background with his fascination for Mien Ching (or “Buddha’s food,” since 7th…

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Sexy Feast: Coastal Kitchen and a BLT that Scares the GOP

While The Wandering Goose and Rione XIII have shared the spotlight as the new kids on the block, Capitol Hill’s 20-year-old Coastal Kitchen also sports that “new car smell” after undergoing a four-week remodel. Changes include a new marble-topped oyster bar, mahogany cocktail bar, bamboo…

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Sexy Feast: Mirch Masala Gives a Spicy Lesson about Sex in India

As much as I enjoy Asian cuisine, I rarely crave food from India. I don’t dislike it. In fact, last year, I looked for different takes on Indian food, sampling creative plates at the suave new Shanik, and tasting thalis at Poppy and Travelers. But…

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Serious Eats: What Pastries to Eat at Honoré Artisan Bakery

This week, Serious Eats posted my roundup of pastries to try at Honoré Artisan Bakery in Seattle. An excerpt:
Honoré has a unique style—the pastries tend to have a darker color, more crackly texture, and noticable caramelization. In fact, salt and caramel are prominent here;…

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Serious Eats: 10 Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Try in Seattle

This week, Serious Eats posted my roundup of Vietnamese noodle soups in Seattle. An excerpt:
I love the interactivity of Vietnamese soups, as most come with a side plate of herbs, vegetables, and lime wedges. It’s a must to taste the broth as presented, and…

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An Arrogant Bastard Mellows Overnight in Bellevue

Why would a Seattle food writer overnight in Bellevue when the west side of Lake Washington has plenty of eating, entertainment, and excitement?
It was the soothing promise of supper, sleep, a sweet and savory breakfast, and a scrub at a spa. Oh, and some…

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Sexy Feast: Flapjack Off: What a Pancake Machine Teaches Us About Sex

At Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island, and closer to home at the Alaska Airlines Board Room of Sea-Tac Airport, there’s a pretty magical pancake machine. I haven’t been a frequent flyer with Alaska because of the company’s evangelical ways (they did stop distributing meal…

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Sugar Rush: Almond Croissant at Mrs. London’s, Saratoga Springs, New York

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my Sugar Rush post about the almond croissant at Mrs. London’s. An excerpt:
The almond croissant comes plated with a fork and a knife, but not one to be dainty, I dive in with my hands. The edges are thin and…

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Find Some of America’s Best Chinese Food…in Flushing

New Year celebrations may be behind for most people, but I’m still looking forward to my favorite of the year: Chinese New Year. It’s about a month away, and as with Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, I’ll likely spend it in a Chinese restaurant in…

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First Look (and Sexy Feast!): Shanik

This week, Serious Eats posted my First Look at Shanik. An excerpt:
The food includes “starters” like curried deviled eggs, grilled jackfruit with sour cream chutney, and—yes—samosas (made with potatoes and bell peppers, and served with curried chickpeas). The middle section of the menu features…

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