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Sexy Feast: Mirch Masala Gives a Spicy Lesson about Sex in India

As much as I enjoy Asian cuisine, I rarely crave food from India. I don’t dislike it. In fact, last year, I looked for different takes on Indian food, sampling creative plates at the suave new Shanik, and tasting thalis at Poppy and Travelers. But…
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Serious Eats: What Pastries to Eat at Honoré Artisan Bakery

Honoré has a unique style—the pastries tend to have a darker color, more crackly texture, and noticable caramelization. In fact, salt and caramel are prominent here; popular items include sea salt caramel tarts and salted caramel macarons.
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Serious Eats: 10 Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Try in Seattle

I love the interactivity of Vietnamese soups, as most come with a side plate of herbs, vegetables, and lime wedges. It's a must to taste the broth as presented, and then figure out how to spice it up, both with herbs and perhaps jalapeños for heat.
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An Arrogant Bastard Mellows Overnight in Bellevue

Why would a Seattle food writer overnight in Bellevue when the west side of Lake Washington has plenty of eating, entertainment, and excitement? It was the soothing promise of supper, sleep, a sweet and savory breakfast, and a scrub at a spa. Oh, and some…
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Sexy Feast: Flapjack Off: What a Pancake Machine Teaches Us About Sex

At Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island, and closer to home at the Alaska Airlines Board Room of Sea-Tac Airport, there’s a pretty magical pancake machine. I haven’t been a frequent flyer with Alaska because of the company’s evangelical ways (they did stop distributing meal…
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Sugar Rush: Almond Croissant at Mrs. London’s, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sticky-sweet, this croissant may be the actual object of desire of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me."
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A Sandwich a Day: Salmon Pastrami at Tanglewood Supreme in Seattle

At the new Tanglewood Supreme in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, "fisherman to table" is the philosophy, with sustainable seafood the goal.
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Find Some of America’s Best Chinese Food…in Flushing

New Year celebrations may be behind for most people, but I’m still looking forward to my favorite of the year: Chinese New Year. It’s about a month away, and as with Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, I’ll likely spend it in a Chinese restaurant in…
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First Look (and Sexy Feast!): Shanik

This week, Serious Eats posted my First Look at Shanik. An excerpt: The food includes “starters” like curried deviled eggs, grilled jackfruit with sour cream chutney, and—yes—samosas (made with potatoes and bell peppers, and served with curried chickpeas). The middle section of the menu features…
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2012 in Food: No Top Chef, But 26 Favorites for the Seattle Area

As the year comes to a close, seems like everyone is compiling their Top 10 restaurant lists for 2012. Meanwhile, throughout the year, people take to Twitter and Facebook to scream that “this” or “that” is the best—making your pick more like the worst. I…
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