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Sugar Rush: Sweet Dutch Baby at Tilikum Place Café, Seattle

If a pancake and popover could mate, the result would surely be a Dutch Baby. At Tilikum Place Café (named after the Chinook word for welcome) in the shadow of Seattle’s Space Needle, the Dutch baby is a staple on both the weekday lunch and…
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3 Things to Try if You Make it to the Front of the Line at Coyle’s Bakeshop, Seattle

Opening just one day per month is one way to build demand for a budding bakery business, but success isn’t ultimately possible without offering quality. Rachael Coyle, former pastry chef at Seattle’s Le Pichet, serves up such quality at her monthly pop-up Coyle’s Bakeshop. Coyle…
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First Look: Cederberg Tea House Sells South African Sweets in Seattle

After ten years of teaching middle school students, Natasha Robson-Lovato never expected to open a tea house. But wanting to bring the flavor and culture of her native South Africa to Seattle, this self-taught baker continues to be an educator of sorts in introducing Cederberg…
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At Special Occasion Spot Canlis in Seattle, Don’t Forget Dessert

Canlis is often mentioned as the classiest restaurant in Seattle. It’s the place that forces me to find a sport jacket to wear, act on my best behavior, and consider the condition of my car (embarrassing!) ahead of valet service. The restaurant consistently gets all…
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A Probing Look at Kancho Choco Biscuits

Okashii Okashi samples Japanese (and occasionally other Asian) snacks (okashi) that are strange and amusing (okashii). Lotte is an Asian conglomerate (despite the German-inspired name) with a bit of a complicated history. Founded in Tokyo in 1948 by a man of Korean descent, the company…
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Seasonal Desserts Are The Thing At The Coterie Room

The desserts don't tend to be as molecular as Spur's with their espumas, crystalized zests, and other self-described "playful accompaniments," but they do tend to be playful in their own right—and downright delicious.
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First Look: My Sweet Lil Cakes

The pancakes are cooked to order, taking about five minutes to appear and starting at five dollars apiece. Many have matching sauces for dipping, making them an interactive eating experience. Flavor combinations are interesting.
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Okashii Okashi: Yan Yan Tries to Be Yum Yum with a Message of Sorts

Welcome to Okashii Okashi. This column will periodically look at Japanese snacks (okashi), typically sweet, that are strange and amusing (okashii). For the inaugural Okashii Okashi column, I turn to Meiji, the Japanese confection company which says “We make the world a little sweeter.” Walking…
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Sexy Feast: Icon Grill Will Stimulate You, Whether Naughty or Nice

It’s truly the most icon Grill time of the year. Always a feast for the eyes with its quirky colors and loads of lamps and knickknacks (Seattle Weekly‘s Gavin Borchert gave icon Grill a “Best Clutter” nod last year, calling it “the burlesque-queen love child…
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Serious Eats: Sweet Thali for Two at Poppy

The centerpiece of the thali is your choice of one of the always-changing ice cream flavors...but there's plenty more.
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