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A Sandwich a Day: Italian Picnic at Olio in Richmond, VA

The bistro brims with delectable items: meats and cheeses, salads, roasted vegetables, and more in the showcases, and gourmet ingredients on the shelves to continue inspired cooking at home.
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Cochon 555 in Seattle: The (Pork-Filled) View from the Judging Tables

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my report on Cochon 555 in Seattle. An excerpt: This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. Judges sometimes…
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9 Best Bites in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Near Seattle, WA

This week, Serious Eats posted my report on the 9 best bites in Winslow on Bainbridge Island in Washington. An excerpt: When a tourist in Seattle asks for anything interesting to do that’s not-so-Seattle, I recommend a trip to Bainbridge Island, which is both a…
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Seattle’s Search for the Perfect Burger Ends…

When a new restaurant advertises with a slogan like “Your search for a perfect burger ends here,” that’s a lot to live up to. This is how Relish Burger Bistro, a growing chain in Starwood properties, advertises. Its newest branch opened this week in Seattle’s…
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The Mein Man: Something’s Fishy about the Kao Boon Bha at Savatdee

Dish: Khao Boon Bha Place: Savatdee, University District Price: $10.00 In the bowl and on the plate: From the menu: “Traditional Lao fish soup. Slow cooked catfish in coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and kaffir leaves. Served with noodles and topped with shredded carrots, cabbage…
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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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Local 360 Serves Up a Bacon Happy Hour

Seems like bacon hasn’t gone out of style yet. In fact, Local 360 is featuring it in a special Bacon Happy Hour on Friday, March 8 from 3-6pm. When Robin Leventhal (formerly of Crave) and Brian Cartenuto (back in town, formerly of Cantinetta) are cooking…
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Sexy Feast: Dante’s Inferno Dogs Offers a Devilish Sex Lesson about Wieners

Growing up in New York, I knew that Sabrett hot dogs, for me, were the best of the bunch, boiled right at the pushcart until they reached that tell-tale snap at first bite. Then again, at home we ate Hebrew Nationals, delicious when grilled. The…
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Zagat and Broiler Bay Burger Disappointment

The Internet, and its readers, love lists. Restaurant lists are especially popular. I get it: These posts generate a lot of hits, a lot of discussion, and a lot of debate. “They liked what?” and “How did my favorite place not make the list?” are…
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