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Sexy Feast: At Pearl, the World Is Your Oyster of Sexual Pleasure

Pearl is what most any grungy or grunge-loving Seattleite would imagine an Eastside restaurant to be: a swanky, people-watching place that smacks of a nightclub. The bar scene can be boisterous, full of beautiful Bellevueites, but this happens to be a restaurant that puts out…
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Today in Capitol Hill: Taylor Shellfish Shop’s Grand Opening

As if the Melrose Building didn’t already have enough quality eating options, Taylor Shellfish Farms is celebrating the grand opening of its Capitol Hill store today. The store’s actually been open all month (daily 10 to 7), and it’s a fabulous place to shop for…
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Sexy Feast: Shucking is Like F#@king at Elliott’s Oyster House

Ask about a good deal on oysters, and you’ll likely get directed to Elliott’s Oyster House on the downtown waterfront. Each weekday, Elliott’s offers a progressive oyster happy hour from 3pm to 6pm. At 3pm, chef’s choice of oysters runs fifty cents apiece, with the…
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Crazy for Crabs and Enchanted by Chutney at Flying Fish

South Lake Union is the scene of Chef Christine Keff’s relocated Flying Fish restaurant. I went in for a tasting menu experience, expecting a series of small bites, but was blown away by a big, welcoming platter of crabs. Keff explained that she loves to…
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First look at Blueacre Seafood

Kasu marinated king salmon collars Wednesday, I got a sneak peek at Blueacre Seafood, Kevin Davis’ new restaurant in the Oceanaire space where he once worked. My dining companion and I dug the chance to sit in one of the marlin skin-like booths close to…
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Quick bites and carts that reach new heights

Here are five quick bites, culminating with news about a national champion. Ivar’s is a Seattle institution. No doubt about that. And that institution was in the news this year, with stories about its underwater billboards. For me, the story is whether its food warrants…
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Salmon in the Battle for Seattle

Summer also marked the first Battle in Seattle, featuring Chef David Hahne of host restaurant Enotria against Chef Takashi Ogasawara of Rain Modern Infusion Cuisine. In this crudo versus sashimi competition, the secret ingredient was salmon, and both chefs plated up three courses for a…
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Livin’ Large on Steaks ‘n Shrimp (Sound/City Arts 11/09)

Two very different houses find themselves at war in this month’s Dish-Off. El Gaucho’s newest location in Bellevue is where chef Steve Cain stands behind the hot grill serving up prime cuts of quality beef and more. Meanwhile, chef Felix Penn and his wife, Sarah,…
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Salty’s serves up a salmon and Pinot noir dinner

This one was just for fun. After all, Salty’s on Alki is already a winner in my book, having taken top honors in last year’s “bivalves” Dish-Off for Sound magazine. I was happy to simply enjoy the dinner they called “A Match Made in Heaven,”…
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Wild salmon and Pinot noir dinner at Salty’s on Alki Beach

Sunnier days are here, and salmon season will soon be upon us in Seattle. What better place to enjoy it all than Salty’s? And one week from today, May 20, Salty’s on Alki Beach will be offering a “Match Made in Heaven”: their Wild Salmon…
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