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Dishin’: Noodling Around on MLK

When traveling the country and trying to avoid the Cheesecake Factories, Cracker Barrels and Claim Jumpers that clog the arteries, we get excited whenever we see a Martin Luther King street exit. The same can be said for exit 157 off I-5 in Seattle, where,…
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Dishin’: Big Rules and Little Clams at Tamarind Tree

Several years ago, we gave up on Tamarind Tree after some absurdly inept service (dishes came out of order – or didn’t come at all – and the waitstaff were cold), enjoying instead the consistent sweetness and goodness of Green Leaf. But in a moment…
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Getting happy at Monsoon (Eastside, soon)

The current economy means tough times for the restaurant industry. While we witness many restaurants closing shop, a few are eyeing expansion—including Monsoon. First, a bit of menu expansion at the Capitol Hill location, with the recent introduction of the “Alive @ 5” happy hour.…
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Made in Kitchen, Eaten in Dining Room

In the past month, I’ve been lucky enough to eat at such places as Rover’s, The Herbfarm, Inn at Langley, and Crush. As much as I enjoy these fine dining experiences, I’m not pretentious; I can be just as happy, if not more, at a…
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Banh Mi: Beyond the Mystery of the Vietnamese Deli

A couple of months ago I made note of the banh mi at Spring Roll House, one of the many Vietnamese delis where you can get delicious sandwiches on the cheap to eat at home or office—or, like me, in the car. The place is…
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What’s Cookin’: Bones, at Cremant and Monsoon

We love bones. And we’re here to give you some solid advice about where you indulge if you, too, are a bone-a-fide bone-lover. Crémant recently launched an “Egg-centric” brunch service (weekends, 10-3), and in addition to some good-looking egg and potato dishes (each month’s menu…
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In St. Petersburg: Bun Bo Hue at Pho 97

Still on the road, and still in search of something decent to eat in a hurry. Pho is almost always the answer. I head to Ben Tranh, but it’s become Taste of Asia and the sign advertises Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese fare. Hmm. I think…
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Dishin’: Psycho (Pho) Cyclo

In explaining its name, Pho Cyclo tells us that “the cyclo drivers are the eyes and ears of the local street scene” who can “point you to where you can always get a delicious meal at a great price.” Seattlest can now tell you about…
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Best of Seattle: Top 5 Asian Restaurants

What a great city for Asian food! From super sushi restaurants to fantastic pho joints, we’re never more than a stone’s throw away from great noodles, rice dishes and other treats from the east. Selecting the top five Asian restaurants is a big challenge, but…
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Dishin’: Behold the Banh Mi

We’ve already sung the praises of the $3.00 meal at Saigon Vietnam Deli, which has also been our favorite place for banh mi sandwiches—specifically the banh mi thit nuong, or barbecued pork. So when we heard rave reviews of said sandwiches at a heretofore overlooked…
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