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Five Chocolate Treats to Gift Your Valentine in Seattle

This week, Serious Eats posted my article about five chocolate treats to gift your Valentine in Seattle. An excerpt:
With all the chocolate options around the city, Seattle’s becoming a bit of a chocolopolis. In fact, Chocolopolis is the name of one of our finer…

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Rub elbows with Christopher Elbow at Chocolopolis

You’re invited to meet one of America’s premier chocolate makers. Christopher Elbow, whose confectionary creations are colorful and delectable, will be coming to Chocolopolis. Elbow is nationally acclaimed – featured in from magazines like Oprah, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking and InStyle to syndicated TV…

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Dip (and soon sip) at Oh! Chocolate

Seattle is full of fancy chocolate shops where you can take tours and do tastings, but sometimes you just want to get your hands into the stuff. Don’t you?
I do. And I did.
Oh! Chocolate hosts frequent chocolate classes at its Madison Park shop.…

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Dishin’: Non-Factory Cheesecake

Our country is in restaurant danger. In many parts of America, pizza is Pizza Hut, Mexican food is Taco Bell, and chicken is Kentucky-fried. YUM. That’s not praise, but the stock symbol of Tricon Global Restaurants, which represents that trio and is trying to reintroduce…

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Dishin’: Drinking Chocolate at Chocolopolis

Wondering if we’ve been on a chocolate binge lately? It’s true. With new stores, new products, and even a chocolate contest, Seattlest has been taking one for the team by tasting it all and reporting back to you. Now, as the weather turns, we turn…

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What’s Cookin’: Chocolate for a Cause

Seattlest’s already given you the scoop on the Kelly’s View Collection of chocolates, which features artwork by six children to benefit Children’s Hospital and the Regional Medical Center in Seattle. They’re still available at Chocolate Box. (Our favorite is Cranberry Cardamom!)
If you’re craving more…

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NYC: Pickles, Pizza and More on Day 4

It’s been 27 years since leaving Long Island after high school graduation, and while I don’t miss the area, I do miss New York-style bagels and pizza.  So on my rare trips back to the Big Apple, it’s critical I consume some to tide me…

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What’s Cookin’: Drinking Chocolate on Queen Anne

So Starbucks is again trying to jump into the hot chocolate market, following the failure of their indulgent Chantico drink. Today they start selling “Signature Hot Chocolate” (along with salted caramel and hazelnut versions). But a recent walk down and around Queen Anne Avenue revealed…

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What’s Cookin’: Claudio Corallo Chocolate in Ballard

Is Seattle going chocolate crazy? Theo Chocolate is doing chocolate massages, meditations and barbeques. Joule is dipping chicken liver in dark chocolate. There’s even a store called Chocolopolis.
Claudio Corallo Chocolate is the newest contributor to the chocolate frenzy. Actually, they’re not so new, but…

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Good to Go: Avocado-Chocolate Bubble Tea

“Wow. Wii!”
That’s what we said last time we walked into Pochi Tea Station in the University District. They always had a pile of games (the low-tech Jenga being our favorite), but now there was Wii to go along with the noise of the music…

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