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Continuation of My Coffee Education in 2015

I had good equipment and a good sense of what kind of coffee I like. But how to describe it? Stumped, I went to Stumptown, and then explored other coffee places around the continent.
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Noodle Tasting in the International District

Take the Wing Luke Museum's Twilight Noodle Slurp Tour, and you'll be tasting treats and hearing some stories behind them.
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Delicatus Delivers Diverse Sandwiches and More in Pioneer Square

With three chalkboards chock-full of sandwiches at Delicatus, plus a winery and a variety of dinners at The Kitchen by Delicatus, there's a lot of deliciousness happening on 1st Avenue South in Pioneer Square.
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EAT! Vancouver Expands to an 8-Day Major Food Festival

Already the largest festival of its kind in Canada, the this year the event offers an expanded lineup and features top culinary stars, food producers, and restaurants from across North America and beyond.
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Seattle Lamb Jam (and an Oyster New Year “Appetizer”) Coming in November

Got your tickets? Two events feature tasty food benefiting terrific causes.
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Pictures and Post-Event Thoughts: Feast Portland 2014

Each year, I return home to remarks of “Why isn’t Seattle home to a festival like this?” Here's a photo-heavy look at what we're missing.
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The Mein Man Makes Biang-Biang Noodles

I've obviously exhibited a lot of enthusiasm lately for hot oil-seared biang-biang noodles. They're addictively delicious! So, I've wondered, why not make them myself? Here's the start of the journey...
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Seattle Lamb Jam 2013: A View from the Judging Table

In the “it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it” spirit, I joined a group of my food writing colleagues at the judging table to pick winners in four categories—Ground Lamb, Leg, Shank, and Shoulder—as well as an overall Best in Show winner.
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The Seattle Area’s Slew of James Beard Award Nominees, Plus a Top Newbie

This week, the James Beard Foundation whittled down its list of nominees, announcing finalists for culinary distinction. For cookbook awards, locals made the list in three categories. In “Baking and Dessert,” Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance are finalists for The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in…
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Religion in Restaurants: Is God a Good Thing?

In this installment of Tabletop Wrestling, Jay Friedman spars with himself about the issue of religion in restaurants. Religion in Restaurants? I Stay Away. When I used to fly on Alaska Airlines, I’d always ask for the oppression-free meal. Most flight attendants would nod knowingly,…
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