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Writing on (Eating in) the City of New Orleans

I hadn't been to New Orleans in too many years, so when work there came my way, I pounced on the opportunity. The challenge: Too little time, too many restaurant choices. Here's my report on Liuzza's by the Track, Verti Marte, Cochon Butcher, August, Maurepas Foods, and Root.
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Beyond Seattle: Fall 2013’s Array of Restaurants

Fall travel was a little slower than usual, but here are some restaurants I hit from Vermont to Florida to Louisiana to Tacoma (and from big fried fish to Big Gay Ice Cream).
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Special-Occasion Soba Noodles for the New Year at Miyabi 45th in Seattle

Mutsuko Soma makes noodles daily in traditional fashion, using a rolling pin and a soba knife. These fresh noodles find their way on the menu in many interesting incarnations.
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More from Montreal, Including 6 Restaurants and Lots of Sweets

I can see why people make pilgrimages from afar to go shopping at Jean-Talon Market, where the food is gorgeous and delicious. As it is in the variety of restaurants I was lucky to try during my second trip of the year to Montreal.
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Kigo Kitchen and Kaisho: Just How Inspiring Is “Asian-Inspired” Food?

As I continue to lament the lack of high-quality Chinese food in Seattle, two new Asian-inspired restaurants recently opened in the “hip” and “happening” places known as South Lake Union and Bellevue Square. Here are my first impressions.
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Karaoke, Cosplay, and Excellent Hot Pot at Twilight 7 Near Seattle

A restaurant with waitresses in feather headbands and a booming karaoke business aimed at young people can't possibly serve good Chinese food. Can it?
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Meet Terra Cole, Purveyor of Meat and More in West Seattle

The showcase glistens with gorgeous rib-eye steaks, smoked turkey wings, and veal bratwursts plus other housemade sausages. But don't miss out on the deli side of Terra Cole, featuring some fine sandwiches and sides.
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Finding Great Desserts in Vancouver is as Easy as 1 (Pastry), 2 (Scoops of Gelato), 3 (Doughnuts)

After eating all of that incredible Asian food in the Vancouver area, if you're looking for a sweet stop, try one of these three places for tasty treats.
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Sushi and Sashimi Still Satisfy at Old Schooler Musashi’s in Seattle

This longstanding Japantown favorite serves plenty of cooked dishes, but most people are there for the fish. Affordably priced sushi, sashimi, and chirashi all aim to please, with successful results.
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Back to Bellevue for Fiery Food, Filet Mignon, a Full Body Massage, and Flaky Fun

They’re calling it the “Magic Season,” a time of wintry fun during which you can strap on some ice skates and sing along to holiday songs while snowflakes fall. Here's a look at what's happening in Bellevue during the holiday season.
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