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Husband and Wife Offal at Flushing’s Golden Mall

At the very beginning of this month, I asked “Where in the world am I?” In case you couldn’t tell from the photo, I was in Flushing, New York. Flushing has become an annual trip Labor Day weekend, and the ideal place to stay (ah,…
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Cozying Up to Calva Café

After finding some fabulous food at what appeared to be a rinky-dink Chinese restaurant in Morgantown, West Virginia, I decided it was time to try the Chinese restaurant closest to my home. I’ve walked past Calva Café endless numbers of times, just as I’ve driven…
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Dishin’: Salmon Gone Wild at Oceanaire

This Seattlest is heading east for a long trip that will ultimately end in Nova Scotia—which is famous for lox. And that reminds us of the salmon-filled dinner that Oceanaire Seafood Room recently prepared for us. Nice setting, nice people, and a nice variety of…
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Dishin’: Some Beef, and Beefing about Sunset Supper

We thought we’d offer a quick look back at the Sunset Supper, which we previewed a few weeks ago and then attended. Actually, our view much of the evening was what you see in the photograph: the backs of a bunch of people standing in…
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Dishin’: bin vivant’s Widow Maker and Halibut Baker

We went for the Widow Maker. We lived to tell about the healthier halibut. But let’s back up a bit. bin vivant (yes, the name and lowercase letters are awkward), the new restaurant in Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel, recently invited Seattlest to its opening party, where…
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Dishin’: Ezell’s Famous Chicken

Bummed by bumper-to-bumperdom, Seattlest recently jumped off I-5 and onto Route 99 for a journey north. Late for an appointment, we now had limited time for a much-needed snack. We wanted it quick, cheap, and crisp. Yes, we had a crispy craving (not to be…
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bin vivant’s Pig-in-a-Blanket and Grapes in a Glass

Last week, this bon vivant (of sorts) attended the opening party of bin vivant, located in Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel—right on the shores of Lake Washington. The restaurant’s been designed to take advantage of its setting; especially at this time of the year, it’s nice to…
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