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Trellis Chef Brian Scheehser Inspires at Celebrity Chef Dinner

With so much attention on new restaurant openings in Seattle and Bellevue, I find myself focusing on old favorites that, for some, have fallen off the radar. One of my favorites is just a bit out of the Seattle/Bellevue scene: Trellis, located in Kirkland’s Heathman…
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Food for Thought with Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts

The Crash Test Dummies, best known for their ubiquitous hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” are playing the Triple Door on June 5. The tour supports their first album in six years, Oooh La La! (recorded using an assortment of vintage analog toys), released last month…
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Cochon 555: A view from the judging room

Last week at this time, it was year two of the Cochon 555 tour’s visit to Seattle, in which five local chefs prepare five (um…not necessarily local, but the point is to raise awareness about heritage breeds and family-owned farms around the country) pigs to…
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Seattle Restaurant Week starts on Sunday

I’d be remiss to not mention that Seattle Restaurant Week starts Sunday. Okay, so it actually runs more than a week (April 18-29), but if you take out the exempted Friday and Saturday, that leaves ten days (eight for restaurants closed on Mondays) of good…
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Mobile Chowdown III (aka I Ate Too Much)

Saturday was the third installation of Mobile Chowdown, and joining Seattle’s finest were a few trucks from Portland. Serious Eats sent me to fill my stomach cover the story, which you can read here.  More poutine, please? (Actually, no…I think I’m still digesting.)…
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Book this date: Edible Book Festival on 4/10

Postings have been a little light lately, for  a variety of reasons. I’ve been traveling, cooking more at home when I’m not on the road, working on other writing projects (for example, I’ve got two articles in the current issue of Edible Seattle), and simply…
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Joule chefs shine on Iron Chef America

It was standing room only at Murphy’s Pub as Chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Seattle’s highly acclaimed Joule restaurant did battle against Chef Jose Garces on last night’s Iron Chef America. Friends and family cheered and jeered throughout the sixty minute show, with…
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Thomas Keller storms Bastille in Seattle

The scene is the back bar at Bastille, where food groupies writers have gathered for a meet-and-greet with reknowned chef Thomas Keller. Actually, it turns out to be less of a meet-and-greet and more of a simple “eat” with Thomas Keller – if being in…
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The organ in the Pussy Room at Copper Gate

Last night, I saw a big organ in a Pussy Room. Yes, you read that right. I was at an unveiling at Copper Gate, the Viking bar in Ballard with Scandinavian sensibility about sex. Contributing to the scenery are breasts, bras, and a Barbie orgy—that’s…
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The Lamb Jam was lambtastic

With the approach of the coming weekend, I’m holding on to great memories of last week’s Lamb Jam at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. As part of the judging panel, I had the tough task of tasting 17 plates of lamb, along with 17…
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