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Churros, chilaquiles, and more at Barrio

Es verdad. I didn’t have high hopes for Barrio, especially as I’d eaten at the sister restaurant the night before, and wasn’t wowed. (Purple Cafe is perhaps a good drinking place, but even upon a return visit, the food was disappointing—especially the pork belly, which…
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Dishin’: Unwrapping Chipotle’s Le Burrito

The Tour de France is underway; combined with the 4th of July weekend, it seemed like a great time to check out Chipotle’s Le Burrito. Seattlest has already documented Chipotle’s spread in Seattle and involvement with the Tour de France in sponsoring Team Garmin-Chipotle—which includes…
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Banh Mi: Beyond the Mystery of the Vietnamese Deli

A couple of months ago I made note of the banh mi at Spring Roll House, one of the many Vietnamese delis where you can get delicious sandwiches on the cheap to eat at home or office—or, like me, in the car. The place is…
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Dishin’: C’mon, Taste the Noise (La Carta de Oaxaca)

A long line before a restaurant’s opening time often speaks volumes to the quality of the ensuing dining experience. At the beloved, ballyhooed and boisterous La Carta de Oaxaca, you and your dining companions may have to speak at volumes – large and loud volumes…
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