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Sexy Feast: Takoyaki and a Tender Touch at Wann

As I’m occasionally wont to do, I went to an izakaya to satisfy some Japanese food cravings, this time to Wann in Belltown. We ordered many of the predictable small plates, from yakitori to yam fries, kurobuta sausage to shumai, and chicken tatsutaage to atsuage…
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Sexy Feast: (Bathroom) Capers at Marjorie

Just as I hadn’t eaten at Wild Ginger in years until my recent dim sum meal (which taught us sexual lessons about sharing), other than an open house, I hadn’t been to Marjorie since the old Belltown location closed years ago. It was a place…
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Sexy Feast: Wild Ginger Will Help Your Wild Side Get Wilder

I recently broke my Seattle-area dim sum boycott by going to Bellevue for the so-called “brunch” at Wild Ginger. Why the dim sum boycott? Easy: dim sum in Seattle is mediocre, while just over two hours north in Richmond (just south of Vancouver), it’s simply…
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Sexy Feast: Short Ribs, Long Pleasure at Crush

Last year at this time, I interviewed Chef Jason Wilson for an Edible Seattle article about sex and food, exploring the idea that diners’ eating preferences can predict what kind of sex lives they have. In discussing variety, he mentioned that some people come to…
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Sexy Feast: No Fishy Smell at the Walrus and the Carpenter

Much like the characters in Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” I stumbled upon oysters at Renee Erickson’s restaurant of the same name. But this Sexy Feast isn’t about oysters. (Given the oyster’s alleged aphrodisiacal qualities, that would be too obvious.) Instead, it’s…
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Sexy Feast: The Price of Pleasure at Brave Horse Tavern

Brave Horse Tavern is a boisterous place. It’s full of Amazon employees trying to interact face-to-face, rather than online, though most conversations are teeming with tech talk. At the shuffleboard area, I’m surprised that the players aren’t sliding smartphones down the tables. When you walk…
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Sexy Feast: A Little Extra Loving at Allium

It seems like island bites are the big thing right now, with foodies flocking by plane and ferry for their culinary pilgrimages. Nowhere is the boom bigger than the San Juan Islands, especially after The New York Times singled out Willows Inn and Allium as…
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Sexy Feast: Finding a Good Match at emmer&rye

I have a friend who simply adores emmer&rye. When I ask why, she says the dishes feel right for the moment, simple enough to highlight stellar ingredients and yet still creative. I think about this as I sit on emmer&rye’s front deck, a late afternoon…
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Sexy Feast: Showa’s Udon Is A-Rated for Taste, X-Rated for the Prurient Thoughts It Puts in My Mind

If the photo looks familiar, it’s because I just showcased the inaka udon at Showa in this week’s Mein Man column. Now, two days later, the noodles are providing fodder for this week’s Sexy Feast. Why? I liked this udon dish so much that I…
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Sexy Feast: Shucking is Like F#@king at Elliott’s Oyster House

Ask about a good deal on oysters, and you’ll likely get directed to Elliott’s Oyster House on the downtown waterfront. Each weekday, Elliott’s offers a progressive oyster happy hour from 3pm to 6pm. At 3pm, chef’s choice of oysters runs fifty cents apiece, with the…
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