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Sugar Rush: Ice Cream Sandwiches at Dinette in Seattle

Ask anyone who knows anything about Dinette in Seattle and they’ll likely say, “Oh, that’s the cute restaurant making fancy toast.” Dinette is a precious place—with an even more precious little bar seating just four across—where the service in delightfully unpretentious. The restaurant became popular…
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11 Frozen Treats You Should Eat This Summer in Seattle

At the end of the day, what I really want is quality: creaminess, freshness, and fantastic flavor. The resulting list of scoop shops is full of places that are unique, iconic, or just plain delicious.
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Cupcake Royale Makes My List of Top Ice Creams in Seattle

Serious Eats just published my list of favorite frozen treats in Seattle. Just after compiling the list, Food & Wine Magazine unveiled its 25 “Best Ice Creams Spots in the U.S.” Two local picks made it into the list by Food & Wine, but not…
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Serious Eats’ Sugar Rush: Pork-Filled Waffle at LloydMartin, Seattle

The antique plateware may have a bit of a feminine touch, but chef Sam Crannell’s cooking at LloydMartin is meaty and masculine. Yet it will appeal to all who come to this romantic little cocktail bar-like hideaway, named after Crannell’s two grandfathers, in Seattle’s Queen…
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Serious Eats: Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

The words "molten chocolate cake" alone are enough to make most people melt in delight, and this is exactly the effect of visiting chocolatier Autumn Martin's new Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery.
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Sexy Feast: La Vita e Bella Smells Like Teen Spirit of the Sexual Kind

It had been about ten years since my last visit to La Vita e Bella in Belltown. Back then I ate pizza, which I recall being decent, though I don’t think it would compare to the quality of what you can find elsewhere in Seattle…
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Sexy Feast: The Coterie Room Promotes Spooning in Exclusive Small Groups (of Two)

During last month’s Seattle Restaurant Week, I wanted to try an “upscale” eatery offering a low-cost, $15 lunch. What better place than The Coterie Room? This relatively new restaurant from Spur chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough served a superb menu during SRW. I went…
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Sexy Feast: Le Rêve’s Croissants and the Ooh La La of Sexual Cravings

As we finish the month of March, I’m finishing my series of sexy small treats, which has turned out to be quite international. Recall that Sexy Feast sampled dill scones from Macrina Bakery, sponge cake from Dim Sum King, and sakura mochi from Umai Do.…
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Sexy Feast: Umai Do Takes You into the Pink

There’s been a recent profileration of Japanese pastries and confectionaries in the Seattle area. Fuji Bakery and Café de Lion are garnering rave reviews, with Fresh Flours, Fumie’s Gold, Setsuko Pastry, and Hiroki among others worth exploring. In contrast to Western cakes and candies and…
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Sexy Feast: Dim Sum King Says You’re Sponge-worthy

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the Seattle dim sum scene. Quality here pales in comparison to what you’ll find north of the border in Richmond. Going out for dim sum here seems like throwing away good money. So when I saw…
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