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Sexy Feast: Sex Fetishes Find Normalcy at Oddfellows

I admit it: I’m a bit of an odd fellow. How many people do you know who are both food writers and sex educators? On the food writing side, it’s admittedly odd that I’d never been to Oddfellows. Not until last weekend, that is, when…
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Sexy Feast: Grasshoppers Inspire a New Kama Sutra at Poquitos

Last week, I reported on Milagro Cantina in Kirkland, paying particular attention to its avocado dishes (and what they tell us about how old you have to be to have sex). This week, Poquitos, another new Mexican restaurant, opened in Capitol Hill. The guacamole was…
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Sexy Feast: Milagro Cantina’s Avocados and the Age of Consent

Recently, I went to Milagro Cantina in Kirkland to enjoy a Mexican feast, consisting of quesadillas, ceviche, chiles rellenos, clams steamed in Victoria Modelo beer, soups, enchiladas, and a refreshing favorite: jicama y sandia con pina y pepino (watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, jicama, lime, cilantro, and…
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Sexy Feast: The Aqua Erotic World of Risotto at Cafe Juanita

It may not be the most photogenic dish, but trust me: Holly Smith’s risotto is sexy. The latest version I had at Smith’s Cafe Juanita was Barbera risotto with Asiago, featuring a fabulous brodo and red wine syrup–and showcasing stringy Asiago DOP (Denominazione di origine…
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Sexy Feast: McCracken and Tough Spur Oral Delight

brown butter sponge. cider. ice cream. Perhaps you recognize the format (three supporting ingredients. all lower case. all followed by a period.) and know that this week’s Sexy Feast is about to feature Spur Gastropub. The dish is an “Apples & Caramel” dessert, and like…
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Sexy Feast: Play with Your “Pasta” at Il Terrazzo Carmine

Café Juanita, Spinasse, Anchovies & Olives are Italian restaurants in the area that are making headlines and getting well-deserved recognition. Meanwhile, in Pioneer Square, there’s a place that quietly continues to bring classic Italian cuisine and service to diners, as they have since 1984: Il…
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Sexy Feast: Tantalizing Tentacle Porn at Madison Park Conservatory

At a recent dinner, Madison Park Conservatory offered my kind of menu: liver pate, foie gras terrine, roasted bone marrow, grilled beef tongue, wild boar ragu, and grilled octopus. Ordering was easy: “One of each, please.” As Cormac Mahoney was top chef during Tako Truk’s…
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Sexy Feast: Feeling the Vulnerability at Willows Inn

As much as I’ve been enjoying the chance to lead the commentary during live Sexy Feast dinners at area restaurants, I was equally looking forward to actually eating last Saturday’s “sexy” meal at Willows Inn, which The New York Times recently named one of the…
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Sexy Feast: Pleasure’s Not the Pits at Cicchetti

For the first half of a two-part anniversary dinner (the second half at Sushi Kappo Tamura, already given the Sexy Feast treatment), my dining companion and I visited Cicchetti, the intimate eatery tucked behind Serafina in Eastlake. Early is the right time to go, as…
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Sexy Feast: Timely Porking at 5 Corner Market Bar & Kitchen

5 Corner Market Bar & Kitchen recently moved into Lombardi’s old location in Ballard. I stopped in for some bites, and they served up quite the meaty meal. Courses included pheasant raviolo and chasseur broth (aka “hunter’s” broth), oxtail with shaved foie gras torchon and…
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