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Beyond Seattle 2011: April (Good Bologna)

I’m in airports frequently, with O’Hare in Chicago one of my least favorites for food. So I was excited to learn that Rick Bayless opened Tortas Frontera in Terminal 1. Using locally sourced ingredients, Tortas serves a number of the namesake griddle-baked sandwiches, as well…
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Beyond Seattle 2011: March (BBQ and More)

Just a few trips in March, starting in Pocatello, Idaho. It’s not the place you’d think of eating Indian food, but I gave it a try at Himalayan Curry & Kebob House. I had time for a quick lunch, so the buffet called to me,…
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Beyond Seattle 2011: February (Pig, Nose to Tail)

February started with a quick trip to Chicago, and by quick I mean flying from Seattle and then back home the same day. Luckily, this meant a chance for lunch in the Windy (and brutally cold) City, which turned into one of my favorite meals…
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Beyond Seattle: Other Restaurant Visits in 2010

I spent tons of time on the road in 2010. It’s not a glamorous life. For every incredible Outstanding in the Field type of dinner, I probably had ten grab-and-go, cheap, mediocre Chinese meals in nondescript cities across the country. Here are quick hits on…
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Beyond Seattle: A backlog of bites

Founding Farmers (Washington, DC): I had to be at GWU and only had time for a quick bite. Many people recommended Founding Farmers, which was both convenient and delicious. I love the concept and the vibe, and would love to explore more of the menu.…
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Portland preview

Too much time is elapsing since my trip to Portland. I’m anxious to write it all up, but life is, as it sometimes does, getting in the way. I know a number of people who’ve made the trip down there in the past couple of…
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Mrs. London’s Almond Croissant

Alright…so there’s decent BBQ in Saratoga Springs. But if you read Saveur magazine, then you know that there’s a place in Saratoga Springs which you must try. Mrs. London’s makes an almond croissant which Saveur said is something special and I can now affirm: it…
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