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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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8 Great Sweets to Savor in Montreal

From a morning pastry at one of the many patisseries to an elegant evening dessert from one of the city's finest pastry chefs, there's no shortage of sweets in Montreal. Here are 8 that I'm loving right now.
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Seattle Lamb Jam 2013: A View from the Judging Table

In the “it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it” spirit, I joined a group of my food writing colleagues at the judging table to pick winners in four categories—Ground Lamb, Leg, Shank, and Shoulder—as well as an overall Best in Show winner.
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Taking a First Bite at Snack/Bar

“Many of us grew up on crappy food, but with fond memories of it. So why not make a better version?” So says Forrest Brunton, when asked his vision of Snack/Bar’s mission. From Haute Pockets to Pudding Pops, here's a look.
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A Narrow Miss of the Mark at Marrow in Tacoma

The “marrow” part of the menu flashed some tempting dishes: alligator chowder, Cajun-grilled frog legs, and, yes, roasted bone marrow. But then something on the chalkboard of specials caught my eye.
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