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Sexy Feast: Maneki’s Uni Makes Us Get in Touch with Our Sex Organs

One year ago, I was at 107-year-old Maneki restaurant eating soba to debut the start of The Mein Man noodle column. Several months ago, I returned to watch as Andrew Zimmern shot a portion of his television program (due to air sometime next month) there.…
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Top Ten Food Highlights for 2011, Seattle and Beyond

1. Passport to Pleasure is a new column I kicked off for TheSunbreak.com this year. Whether for a day or a getaway, I check out restaurants and romantic things to do in a hedonistic quest for great food and good times for two. It’s a…
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The Mein Man: Hue Ky Mi Gia’s Perfectly Fowl Play

Dish: Mi Vit Tiem (braised duck noodle soup with Chinese herbs and spices) Place: Hue Ky Mi Gia, Little Saigon Price: $7.00 In the bowl: Free-range chicken broth with a leg-thigh section of braised duck, noodles, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, green onions, Chinese red…
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Sexy Feast: Trellis, Flan, and a Stimulus for Sex Education

Trellis probably tops my list of the most underrated restaurants in the Seattle area. It’s low-key, it’s in a hotel (the Heathman), and it’s in Kirkland. No wonder I’m always answering the “Trellis…never heard of it…where is it?” question. This is a gem of a…
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Chino’s in Capitol Hill is Porkcentric and Promising

4/12 update: Sadly, Chino’s menu has gone in the direction opposite of what I desired. “Blood and Guts” and “Menudo de Chino” never made an appearance, and now the pig ear salad is gone. New additions include burritos and rice bowls. When pig ear salad…
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Sexy Feast: At Pearl, the World Is Your Oyster of Sexual Pleasure

Pearl is what most any grungy or grunge-loving Seattleite would imagine an Eastside restaurant to be: a swanky, people-watching place that smacks of a nightclub. The bar scene can be boisterous, full of beautiful Bellevueites, but this happens to be a restaurant that puts out…
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Celebrity Chef Tour Offers Reasons to Be Thankful

Every year or two, the Celebrity Chef Tour rolls through Seattle. The event typically pairs a well-known chef from outside the area with a local one; for example, in 2010, Trellis‘ Brian Scheehser worked with Top Chef contestant Richard Blais. The Celebrity Chef Tour benefits…
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Makin’ Bacon with baconlube

I’m not sure if this one is going to win over Oprah like Baconnaise did. (Jon Stewart, though, will likely approve.) Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow, the “J” and “D” of J&D Foods that features a line of bacon-happy products, have just announced the release…
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Sexy Feast: Hunt Club Creates a Wedge of Conflict

There’s been a lot of change lately at the The Hunt Club. Remember a couple of years back when the restaurant did an Iron Chef-like contest to pick its new head chef for the kitchen? The winner, Matthew Mina, stayed in the position for about…
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Why So Much Sex on a Food Blog?

If you’ve stumbled across this site and reached the top of the blog (where this post will stay, for the near future), you’re probably wondering why there’s so much sexual content. Well, in addition to being a food writer, I’m a sex educator. And sex…
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