Noodle Adventures

Noodle Adventures
March in Seattle announced its looming arrival like an unruly beast. We got hit with thunder snow and a subsequent traffic apocalypse that made those commuting in and out of the city question their slowly diminishing sanity. We’re all ready for spring…But I’m not expecting it anytime soon. On the bright side, Seattle’s March food scene is as hot as a steaming bowl noodles. Noodle joints are popping up to warm you up, and there are always events focused on eating and drinking. Enjoy! Newish Sen Noodle Bar Wontons stuffed with pork, garlic and giner, build-your-own noodle bowls, and authentic Thai omelets served over rice. There’s a little something for everyone no matter what you’re craving. Budget friendly bowls of items garlic pork rice are only $5. The Nook This West Seattle cocktail bar features everything from classic craft cocktails...
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Eat your Heart Out: Food News Valentine’s Day Edition

Eat your Heart Out: Food News Valentine’s Day Edition
News: the influx of new Seattle restaurants is on a temporary pause and so this edition of Food News focuses on an epic day to wine and dine—Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner, want to rally friends for an extravagant party, or just decide to binge on beer and chocolate, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Channel your extreme romantic with these Valentine’s Day menus: Goldfinch Enjoy a four course dinner experience paired with Dolcetta chocolates and Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir champagne. Course highlights include Black Cod Croquettes with tarragon aioli and King Crab & Scallop, with leek purée, herb Salad and black truffle. Accepting reservations for Feb. 10 — 11th, & Feb. 14th at $95. Serafina   Eastlake’s Old World Italian staple is offering a five course tasting menu with plenty of options. From beef...
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Southern Hospitality at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen

Southern Hospitality at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen
Every once in a while I desperately miss the southern flavors of life in New Orleans. And not just the food—the slower pace and the charming hospitality. Thankfully, Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard comes pretty close to achieving everything that makes southern dining great with plenty of lively, country ambiance. Beware: It’s not fussy. It’s a place to have a fun, kick-back and enjoy. It’s the kind of place where everything on the menu just sounds good. From the Creole BBQ Shrimp with Worcestershire to the Chicken Pot Pie soup, Butcher Shop Burger with pimento, and variety of BBQ it’s hard to make a choice about what will satisfy your cravings for southern comfort the best. Check out the favorites and find some new ones of your own. Fried Green Tomatoes Before coming back to Seattle, I would routinely...
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Seattle's Pizza Party

Seattle's Pizza Party
It’s hard to find the right words to give pizza the recognition it deserves. Pizza is its own food group. It’s timeless. It’s worldly. The topping combinations are endless. It’s a late night snack and then its grab-and-go breakfast on the way to work. And the Seattle dining scene can't get enough of it. With new places like Southpaw and China Pie coming soon, the pizza party is packed. So what if we're mid-way through National Pizza Month; there’s still time to eat as a much pizza as humanly possible. Check out this hot, crispy, doughy, cheesy short list and grab a slice of the action. Bar del Corso The Beacon Hill crowd can’t stop raving about Bar del Corso. This dimly lit neighborhood spot opened in 2011 and five years later there’s still a wait to enjoy the Neapolitan-style...
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October 2016 Seattle Food News

October 2016 Seattle Food News
It’s fall harvest time. Apples, leeks, squash, and cranberries are all coming into season. Get the most out of this exciting month for foodies by following our notable food news including what’s new, what’s closing, and where you can have your next foodie adventure. There’s lots of upcoming openings slated for October, too so stay tuned! Newish: Asadero Sinaloa in Ballard The smartest foodies know to dine at Asadero Sinaloa in Kent before a Thunderbirds game. Now, Seattle residents don’t need to journey South for this authentic favorite for all-out-incredible carne asada and soft homemade tortillas. The second location is now open in Ballard with soft opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00 pm. White Swan Public House SLU has another addition to their growing restaurant scene. White Swan opened late last month next to the well-loved summer walk-up...
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September Seattle Food News

September Seattle Food News
As summer comes to a close this edition of food news covers late summer and early fall. Get the most notable food news on the Seattle food scene including what’s new, what’s closing, and where you can have your next foodie adventure. Newish: Vestal Vestal opened on Westlake in South Lake Union on 8/23. The latest Josh Henderson project is shrouded in deep mahogany wood décor and decorated with delicate succulent accents. The food will undoubtedly be thoughtful with rich Northwest-inspired ingredients. The connected space Cantine has recently opened it's doors and is already busy servicing the Amazon crowd and Poulet Galore are slated to open early fall. The Butcher’s Table Another Westlake charmer opened earlier this summer and has already started to reign in the Amazon crowd with the sleek interior and floor to ceiling windows. The Butchers Table...
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Feeling the Love From National Oyster Day

Feeling the Love From National Oyster Day
I developed a love for oysters when I lived in New Orleans. Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico never leave the menu in New Orleans. These oysters are meaty, and mild because of the fresh water from the Mississippi. From the famed Oysters Rockefeller to free oyster Fridays at Le Bon Temps Roule, New Orleans is a good place to kick off an oyster obsession. But being back in Seattle has taught me a thing or two about how lucky oyster lovers are here in the Pacific Northwest. Not sure where to start your own journey through the vast sea of oyster choices? Have no fear – you can still feel the love from National Oyster Day. Check out these Seattle favorites for Pacific Northwest oysters to get you started. And remember, you might just find a pearl. Happy shucking!...
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Raise the Roof: Best Seattle Rooftops

Raise the Roof: Best Seattle Rooftops
I think it’s safe to say that summer is dragging its heels this year which makes the rare Seattle rooftop time even more coveted. From the ever-popular Frolik, the tried and true Hard Rock Café, and the super sleek new hot spot, The Nest at the Thompson Hotel, Seattle is elevating the rooftop game. Get your rooftop rotation locked and loaded so that when the rays peek out from behind the July clouds… you’ll be lookin’ down on the suckers on the sidewalk. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails Frolik’s hip urban rooftop bar is almost always packed. With a metropolitan modern aesthetic, fun cocktails, and gourmet bites, Frolik is the all-around go-to in Seattle rooftops. From the glow of the outdoor fires to the ambient décor, the vibe is a perfect fit for casual after work drinks or a date night...
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Something Old, Something New: The Dunbar Room’s Summer Menu

Something Old, Something New: The Dunbar Room’s Summer Menu
First Hill’s Hotel Sorrento has been on our radar since before the Space Needle. Built in 1909, the building was named a landmark in 2012. It's caught attention for everything from its luxurious rooms, popular event programs and haunted 4th floor. Amongst these Hotel Sorrento gems: The Dunbar Room. The Dunbar Room has revamped its menu to reflect fresh seasonal summer ingredients. The classy ambiance, dim lighting, and sophisticated vibe will stay the same. The new summer menu is ideal for a warm summer night on the front terrace of the hotel where the coal fire pit will burn well into the night – especially Thursday – Saturday with featured live music. While I didn’t get to try the famed burger (Chihuly swears by it), the new, subtly Italian-inspired menu is still worth writing home about. Elegant dishes with a...
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Savoring España in Seattle

Savoring España in Seattle
Get whisked away by the warm flavors of summer in Spain. From sharable tapas, fresh seafood and traditionally prepared meats, the cuisine of Spain has a rich culture of regional cuisines. Treat your palate to authentic slow-cooked paella, rich Asturian cheeses, and salty bacalao (cod) without stepping foot outside of Seattle. Tarsan I Jane Tarsan I Jane is a newly opened Fremont spot specializing in regional Spanish fare. Chef Perfecto Rocher grew up in Villalonga and Tarsan I Jane will appropriately specialize in wood-fired Valencian and Catalan cuisine. Sundays are "El dia de les Paelles” and guests can enjoy Chef Rocher’s perspective through a 5 course family-style meal. Try the Botifarra – all natural house-made blood sausage with chickpeas. The llangonissa is exclusive to the patio and is served on coques with caramelized onions and tomato based sabitxada sauce. Tip:...
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Chicken & Champagne at Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

Chicken & Champagne at Bok a Bok Fried Chicken
Meet Bok a Bok: a Korean fried chicken joint and newly opened toast of the town in South Seattle. The fast casual concept by Chef Brian O’Conner (previously of Roux and Skillet) is just in time for summer – aka the season delicious spicy fried perfection. Stop in for a quick lunch with a Sake back or grab a 100 piece wings for your inaugural Hawks pre-season, game day party. The important part is you can get damn good chicken fast – plus a premium beverage to cool down. The Chicken: Before I dive into Chef O’Connor’s menu, let it be known that the chicken at Bok a Bok is not your ordinary fried chicken. This is the Cristal of chicken with a fiery Korean twist. Bite into a moist juicy boneless thigh coated in fluffy batter with an audible...
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Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking

Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking
Summer in Seattle is known to be one of the finest secrets in the nation. With summer soirees just around the corner, that secret is about to be savored among locals and tourists alike. We can almost taste the outdoor movie popcorn. We can almost hear Ben Harper at Marymoor and Steve Miller at Chateau Ste Michelle. We can almost feel the sun… almost. How can you make the most of the summer season? My advice is to make it meaningful; no matter where you celebrate summer, there are awesome causes and Seattle charity events that make it easy to kill two birds with one stone. Pick a cause, enjoy life to the fullest, and make a difference. Here are some of our favorites to get you started. Negroni Week @ Six Seven June 6 - 12 Negroni Week is...
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Flavor of the week: Seattle Strawberry

Flavor of the week: Seattle Strawberry
Strawberries are not exotic. They aren’t a part of the latest food trend. They aren’t as summer nostalgic as blackberries or good for muddling like raspberries. But as one of the most popular flavors of all time… It’s not so bad being a strawberry. Whether you like ‘em traditional with rhubarb, pickled or reinvented, we got you covered. Here’s our list about where to get your fix for National Strawberry Month – best enjoyed with a very expensive glass of champagne. Berry Boozy Strawberry Fields Clever Bottle Stop at this slice of sophistication amidst Belltown’s bar row for your daily dose of class. Strawberry Fields is more than just the double-A side with Penny Lane. Try strawberry infused tequila with citrus and pink sea salt. More refined than its sister drink, the margarita, but just as fun to be around....
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Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch

Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch
Brunch is a meal that brings us together to transcend the boundaries of breakfast and lunch. On the first day of spring, Seattleites everywhere looked towards the sky and thanked the-powers-that-be for impending pleasant weather. As the sun makes regular appearances, it will once again be socially acceptable to stand outside of the most popular restaurants in the city and wait patiently to partake in the holy ritual of brunch. Because Easter Sunday is just around the corner, all walks of spirituality will be honoring brunch and with some of the best chefs in the country you best believe we’re #blessed. Six Seven $75 per person, $45 per child A brunch spread fit for a king (or queen). Six Seven’s stellar views of the sound will set the mood for this royal feast. Choose from options like the Iced Local...
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Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining

Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand Tuesday, March 8 th is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the achievements of women across the world, but it also opens a discussion about a gender gap and global injustices. Here in Seattle we are blessed to be part of a culture where women are free to kick ass and take names – which they do. We’re holding our own all over this city, but for a foodie, fine dining is an especially exciting space. Who is your favorite local boss lady? Here are a few of mine: Maria Hines – Tilth , Golden Beetle , Agrodolce Iron chef Maria Hines is a purveyor of sustainable excellence. She opened the American hub for organic; Tilth in 2006, the Mediterranean -inspired Golden...
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The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials

The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials
If you haven’t booked your dinner plans yet, you are late to cupid’s beautiful sap fest. But purveyors of love and good food, fear not. There are still some reservations left. Avoid getting stuck cooking chicken parm at home again and find a Valentine’s Day option that tickles your fancy. Here are my picks for foodies and fun lovers: Tilth For pairs with a conscious palate, Tilth’s Valentine’s Day pre-fixe is for you. Cuisine is prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients. Chef Maria Hines emphasizes the importance of community and the intent behind Tilth is to serve food that makes diners feel comfortable. The Valentine’s Day pre-fixe includes four courses with three different options for each course. Options include Seared St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna with maitake, fennel, blood orange and Porcini Ash-Crusted Venison with swiss chard, anson mills corn polenta,...
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Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place

Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place
We live in a part of the country where it’s easy to feel like the pine trees, the Sound, and mountain trifecta are just a stationary backdrop of the grueling, monotonous nine to five commute. It might take an out-of-towner’s mid-viaduct exclamation that “this is the most beautiful part of the country” to remember that… This IS the most beautiful part of the country. When was the last time you ventured toward the vibrancy of the local vendors at Pikes Place to taste flavors of the Pacific Northwest? I recently found myself down on Pike for what seemed like the first time – don’t miss the secret perks of your own backyard. Here’s how: 1. Rise and grind Take a journey through the abundance of places cultivating quality, locally roasted, artisan brew. From the pioneers of fair trade; Café Vita...
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Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX

Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX
The Hawks had a good run despite its tragic end. We can look back fondly on Baldwin’s one handed snag against Minnesota, Rawls’ 209-yard game against San Francisco, and Lockett’s unexpected rookie year. Does Cam Newtown’s record breaking season and smug pearly white sneer sting? Yes. But I’m here to let you know that the Hawks will fly again, the Broncos could upset the Panthers, and if all else fails, you can still eat your feelings. Here’s how: 1. Artichoke Dip @ Yard House : Who doesn’t love the Yard House? This spacious, swanky sports bar is equipped with over 100 craft and imported beers on tap plus a menu that’s stacked. Eat your feelings 101: Get the Lobster, Crab & Artichoke Dip. The creamy four cheese blend comes with chips and baked pita will halt your tears for at...
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Let Them Eat Seattle (Chocolate) Cake

Let Them Eat Seattle (Chocolate) Cake
Who doesn’t love a special occasion; a reason to celebrate? A sheet cake that says “we love you” with red frosting roses. One single candle atop of fluffy tundra of buttercream. The off tune singing ceases and what do you wish for? More cake, of course. There’s layer, bunt, fruit, cup, devil’s food, angel’s food, king, carrot, cheese, coffee, Funfetti, ice cream, and perhaps most well-loved of all: chocolate cake. Where will you be on National Chocolate Cake Day? I know what Marie Antoinette would say. The only looming question is, can you have your cake and eat it too? Check out these Seattle spots and find out for yourself. Salty's Salty’s World-Famous White Chocolate Mousse Cake w/ raspberry coulis Known for the fresh seafood and sweeping view, Salty’s on Alki is clutch for special occaisons, date nights, or just...
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Soup for the Cold Seattle Soul

Soup for the Cold Seattle Soul
Is the Seattle freeze real? Will our cold souls ever melt? Initiate the warm-up process with a little help from National Soup Month. There are stews, bisques, purees, cups and bowls; learn about some of our favorites in this heart-melting tale of 5 soups situated across neighborhoods, cultures, and flavor palates. What they all have in common is comfort …and in the words of Oliver “Please sir, I want some more!” Tortilla Soup, Fogón The mention of Fogón makes me mouth-water no matter what’s on the menu, and I always start with the tortilla soup. What makes this tortilla soup different from all the others? One reason might be their homemade corn tortillas – this is a family owned place out of Michoacán, Mexico and the authenticity shines through. With shredded chicken breast in broth with crispy tortilla strips, onions,...
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