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Suncadia’s Portals Wins Seattle’s Lamb Jam

A number of popular Seattle-area restaurants served up luscious dishes at yesterday’s Lamb Jam event, but it was lesser-known Portals at Suncadia Lodge that took home the top prize. This was the third annual Lamb Jam in Seattle, drawing big crowds as always. Participants were…
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Menu for upcoming Sexy Feast dinner at Spur on 4/5

Here’s the menu for the Sexy Feast event coming up at Spur on April 5. This will be a fun meal, with lots of laughs and a delicious dinner. If you can help spread the word, I’d appreciate it! Or, better yet, join us. More…
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The Pleasures and Perils of Pork at Book Bindery and Lecosho

I’m a bit perplexed about pork right now. It’s still an incredible ingredient—bacon in the salmon chowder might be the reason that Matt’s in the Market bested Bobby Flay in this week’s Food Network Throwdown. And I wait with bated breath for Seattle’s third annual…
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On the move…

I’ve been reconfiguring my writing responsibilities. I’m sad to leave Seattlest after four years of food writing there, but am happy to join The SunBreak as food editor, where I’ll be posting about some recent escapes from Seattle and, of course, reporting a bit about…
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Am I out standing in a field?

Too much traveling, too little writing. That’s the story these days. Actually, in addition to the travel, I’m continuing to work on other projects. One is a new camera. I finally bought a DSLR (the Canon X1i), and I can see that there’s going to…
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“Hot Plate” brings sex and food to Edible Seattle

Does what you eat correlate to the quality of your sex life? I interview Jason and Nicole Wilson of Crush for the premiere of “Hot Plate” – my new, regular feature in Edible Seattle. I’m so excited to bring the worlds of sex and food…
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Southern Kitchen: Comfort and discomfort

I’m a bit discomforted by my recent experience at Southern Kitchen, the beloved Tacoma famous for its screen door. I was making my first visit in many years, holding memories of delicious deep-fried dishes and big Ball jars of mango lemonade. Friends (fine dining types) …
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Congratulations to our 2010 James Beard finalists

Gastrolust-y congratulations to our local chefs for being named finalists for James Beard Foundation awards for 2010. Finalist again for the Outstanding Restaurateur award is Tom Douglas (Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie). Seattle boasts two returning finalists for Best Chef…
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Playboy puts out…hot pizza list

Reading Playboy for the articles? Then you won’t want to miss Playboy’s list of the best pizza places in America. And, yes, the pictures that accompany the article are hot. Some excellent selections in the list. Seattle’s even represented – by Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie.…
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Trellis now on my list of top Seattle restaurants

I’m ready to make the declaration: Trellis is one of my favorite restaurants in the area – and is well worth the drive from Seattle. I’ve liked this farm-to-table restaurant, located at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, for a long time. Chef Brian Scheehser maintains…
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