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Offal Good: Bitterroot Lets Down This Liver Lover

I’d heard mixed reviews about Bitterroot, one of several restaurants comprising a BBQ boom in Ballard. One item that gets consistently good marks for quality: the Buffalo Fried Chicken Livers ($8). These I simply had to try.
What I love most about eating chicken livers…

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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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Serious Eats: The Smokestack at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Seattle

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “A Sandwich a Day” article about the Smokestack sandwich at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen. (I wrote up a different report here.) An excerpt:
This is a behemoth of a sandwich, one which The Who would likely describe as “Meaty Beaty…

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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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Delights at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

Sometimes a stroll through Pike Place Market yields lots of snacking, but still space in the stomach for something more substantial. That happened to me recently, so with my memory of the pizza at Serious Pie in mind, I thought a slice at DeLaurenti Specialty…

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This Maximus Minimus pig went to market

Watch out, Portland! Mobile food is moving up in Seattle.
Until recently, you’d have to drive away from downtown Seattle to find a food truck, with most being taco trucks on the edges of the city. (I ate tongue and tripe tacos at one yesterday…

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Smoketown, USA

Lunchtime in Louisville. Sometimes, I’m (sadly) so busy that I’m looking for convenience as much as quality. If I can figure out my neighborhood in a strange city, I turn to Urbanspoon to see what’s recommended. I was staying between the airport and the University…

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Dishin’: Eat Me

Yeah, yeah, yeah… we’ve bawled a bunch about the blahness of Queen Anne cuisine, from the “exotic” Chinoise at the top of the hill to the “exotic” Racha at the bottom of the hill. So we lowered our expectations a bit to try some good…

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BBQ in Saratoga Springs, NY and Manchester, NH

Chinese and Vietnamese tend to be my fall-back foods on the road, but sometimes I’m a sucker for BBQ. However you want to write it (barbeque, Bar-B-Q, barbecue, Bar-B-Que, etc.), it’s quick, smoky and meaty goodness. I can’t say that I prefer any region’s BBQ…

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