Archive | January, 2013

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

Can you convert a carnivore?
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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

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; popular items include sea salt caramel tarts and salted caramel macarons.
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Serious Eats: 10 Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Try in Seattle

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 then figure out how to spice it up, both with herbs and perhaps jalapeños for heat.
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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

Sticky-sweet, this croissant may be the actual object of desire of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me."
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A Sandwich a Day: Salmon Pastrami at Tanglewood Supreme in Seattle

At the new Tanglewood Supreme in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, "fisherman to table" is the philosophy, with sustainable seafood the goal.
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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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