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Dishin’: Passing through Chinoise

We don’t like dining in Queen Anne. We love the neighborhood, but for eating, it’s just not gritty enough. Such was our experience at Chinoise Cafe. According to their website, chinoise means Asian-like, and is French for feminine. But we think of the kitchen tool,…
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Dishin’: The $3.00 Box at 12th and Jackson

Cheap. Hot. Fast. When we’re desperate for food, we can count on all that and more at 12th and Jackson, our favorite food corner in Seattle. In addition to some excellent restaurant choices, this area is home to some delicious delis – Vietnamese-style. Our favorite:…
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Dishin’: A Bag of Organ Meats from Chicken Valley

Call us crazy. Crazy about chicken—especially the organs. We frequently find ourselves at the north end of Pike Place Market, anxious for a stroll through the stands of fruits and vegetables. Oh, check out those perfect plums. The intriguing heirloom tomatoes. Berries, berries, and more…
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What’s Cookin’: Savoring Seattle, One Step at a Time

Follow the pink umbrella. Seattlest felt silly taking a tour in its own city—but we’re pleased to report it was tasty fun. Angela Shen is founder of Savor Seattle food tours, and while she’s been conducting a 2-hour Pike Place Market Tour, she’s pleased to…
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Dishin’: Really Eating at Szechuan Chef

“Can you really eat that?” Seattlest loves a restaurant that puts food on a menu and then questions why you’ve ordered it. Not just by the server, but also by the owner. This happens to us repeatedly at Szechuan Chef, our favorite Chinese restaurant in…
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Dishin’: Getting Some Tail

With the first feel of fall and temperatures struggling to get out of the 60’s, Seattlest had a hankering for a hearty soup. Something healthy to stop the sniffles ahead of a cross-country flight the next day. We found it in the International District. We’ve…
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What’s Cookin’: Sunset Supper, Stomach-Stuffer

Imagine your menu for the evening: Chilled cauliflower and leek soup with salsa verde from Serafina Kobe-style beef salad with arugula, parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette from Chez Shea Grilled lamb burger with balsamic onions, roasted red peppers and aioli from Café Campagne Hungry? You can…
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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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Dishin’: Meet Olivar’s Meatballs

Seattlest already gave you the scoop on the opening of Olivar. So what about the food? Chef Philippe Thomelin chatted with us while preparing some of his favorite dishes. We discussed how the Tortilla Española (potato omelet with caramelized onion) is a gauge of his…
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