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We Eat All 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle

Paseo. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. The popular Seattle restaurant, with neighborhood locations in Ballard (outdoor seating only) and Fremont, inevitably has long lines of eager diners. But even before you spot the customers, you'll likely catch a whiff of caramelized onions and roasted pork wafting down the street.
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Thai Curry Fish Custard With a Twist at Noodle Boat Near Seattle

Noodle Boat tackles a dish that I've found at only a couple of other places in the Seattle area: hor mok, traditionally a curried fish custard that's steamed in a banana leaf. Their "BKK" is stir-fried, rather than steamed, but it has a pleasantly eggy texture and a fantastic flavor, making this one dish worth the trip outside of city center.
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Must-Order Soup Dumplings and Wine Chicken at Long’s Noodle House in Vancouver

Long's Noodle House is a true hole-in-the-wall restaurant. This dingy yet delightful spot has less than 10 tables, and it's the kind of place where you look at everyone else's food, get tempted, then order whatever your neighbor is having.
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Sugar Rush: Two Terrific Desserts at The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland

Custard-like desserts rule the day at the Greenhouse Tavern, including Buttered Popcorn Pot de Crème and Rittman Sweet Melon Pie.
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Where to Eat Chinese Food for Thanksgiving in Seattle (Are You Ready for Some Football?)

Let’s talk turkey. If you don't care about the bird, or don't want the bother, do as I do each year: celebrate Thanksgiving at a Chinese restaurant. Here are a few recommendations in or close to Seattle's International District.
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In Cleveland, an Eating Itinerary that Rocks

When I told friends that I was going to spend a night in Cleveland, they warned “I can’t get no (culinary) satisfaction." Well, I tried, and I tried, and I tried, and I tried…and I did find good food, enabling me to enthusiastically endorse a food shopping emporium, as well as a great place for each of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals.
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Dan Dan Noodles with a Southern Twist at Revel in Seattle

What I love about dandan noodles is mixing up the bowl and then getting different flavors with each pull of the chopsticks. With Revel's Asian/Southern fusion version, some bites have pulled pork, some collard greens, some crispy crackling.
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A Small Look Inside Ethan Stowell’s Cozy “mkt.”

It’s a jewel-box of a restaurant, a 28-seater so small that staff needs to go outside to get supplies from the walk-in. Dark and intimate, you feel like you’re right in the kitchen with the smells and the sights. Chefs Joe Ritchie and Monica Dimas seem to like it this way, as they’re able to connect with the customers.
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Sugar Rush: Opera Cake at Hen of the Wood in Burlington, VT

Standing regally on the plate are six layers of almond sponge cake, but instead of the traditional coffee syrup, the opera cake gives a nod to a favorite local product with maple-rum syrup.
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Grilled Pork Belly and Gateway Korean Food at Kimchi House in Seattle

Checking out the bibimbap, grilled pork belly, and more at this cheery family-run Korean newcomer in Seattle.
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