Miscellaneous

Continuation of My Coffee Education

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.

Mein Man Makes Biang-Biang Noodles

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…

Where to Get Dessert Near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market is a working market for locals as well as a central attraction for tourists and business travelers alike. There are plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth, but here’s where we recommend you start.

Paseo, in Seattle

We Eat All 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle

Paseo. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. Even before you hit the location, you’ll likely catch a whiff of caramelized onions and roasted pork wafting down the street.

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...

Zagat and Broiler Bay Burger

Zagat and Broiler Bay Burger Disappointment

The Internet, and its readers, love lists. Restaurant lists are especially popular. I get it: These posts generate a lot of hits, a lot of discussion, and a lot of debate. “They liked what?”...

Coffee Makeover Makes Mornings Magical

A Coffee Makeover Makes Mornings Magical

What would it take to improve my coffee ritual? Could I, a Seattleite who’d ignored the rise of Starbucks and the appearance of small-batch roasters in town, become a coffee obsessive?

Cha-kaiseki Experience

My Cha-kaiseki Experience: A Klutz at Kaiseki

Cha-kaiseki made me realize that I’m not Japanese. Of course, I already knew that, but many of my friends have joked that I must be Japanese, as there’s so much I appreciate about the...