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Sexy Feast: Getting Head at Sushi Kappo Tamura

I have a new (co-) favorite sushi restaurant to recommend: Sushi Kappo Tamura. Oh, I still love Kisaku, with some unique offerings and slightly lower prices, but Tamura offers a slightly more upscale dining experience and high quality fish at prices slightly below Shiro’s—which rounds…
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Sexy Feast: Tittering Over Lecosho’s Sausage and Lentils

When a group of food writers was gathering on a late Sunday morning for brunch, I suggested Lecosho. (I’m not big on egg and batter dishes, so I liked that Lecosho served real lunch.) The menu looked perfect, and we sampled a number of the…
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Sexy Feast: Lascivious Lasagna at Lago

I think it’s fair to say it’s one of the classic dishes of the Seattle area: lasagna at Cafe Lago. The restaurant’s faithful have been coming for it since 1990, while others are just discovering it–most recently on Monday night when Chef/Owner Jordi Viladas offered…
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Sexy Feast: Checking (Sexual) References at Book Bindery

Book Bindery opened last year in Queen Anne to much acclaim. Chef Shaun McCrain already has an impressive resume of restaurant experience, including stints at a Michelin two-star rated restaurant in France and the beloved Per Se in New York. If you’ve had the pleasure…
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Sexy Feast: Double the Love at Art of the Table

I initially overlooked the enormity of the opportunity. “Toasts,” the first item on the menu, seemed ordinary enough that I skipped past it to peruse the rest of the Happy Monday menu at Art of the Table. I liked what I saw ahead: salad of…
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Sexy Feast: Inside BuiltBurger’s Beignets: Don’t Ask, I’ll Tell

At BuiltBurger, you don’t want fries with that. BuiltBurger recently opened a Financial District (bordering on Pioneer Square) restaurant which prepares hamburger patties that they’d previously only sold frozen, albeit nationally. Reach the counter and you’ll realize the challenge of figuring out which of the…
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Sexy Feast: Peeking Behind the Fig Leaf at Fran’s Chocolates

This is the season of lists, and when people ask me what a food writer recommends as a great gift, I think of Fran’s Chocolates. While Fran Bigelow’s gray and smoked salted caramels get much of the (well-deserved) attention, her double chocolate figs have me…
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Sexy Feast: Anytime’s the Right Time for Dutch, Baby

Dutch, baby! That’s what I wanted to scream when my partner and I met up with friends for brunch last weekend at Tilikum Place Café. This hidden gem in the shadow of the Space Needle offers two types of Dutch babies. The sweet offering was…
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Sexy Feast: Tongue-on-Tongue Action at La Bête

Last Sexy Feast, I wrote about how the taste receptors on the tongue play second fiddle to the aroma receptors in the nose, which is why smell is an important part of both sex and food. Today, let’s talk about tongue. I love tongue, whether…
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Sexy Feast: A Kiss of Ouzo, “Lolita”-like Lust

With food scientist Harold McGee in town this evening, I’m recalling his appearance at the recent Culinary Institute of America’s “Worlds of Flavor” conference, where he talked about the complexity of flavor. McGee mentioned sensations such as the sound food makes, but argued that aroma…
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