Friday, July 01, 2016

Category Archives: Eat+Drink

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In the Know: Ballard SeafoodFest July 9-10
The two-day, all ages and free The Ballard SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the neighborhood’s Nordic roots. Today, this festival attracts over 65,000 people who come to enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skate event, and yes – more seafood! The event is Saturday, July 9: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, July 10: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Alaska Seafood Recipes
Feast on the bounty of the season. If you live in Seattle, you know that the arrival of certain coveted items can make headlines, sending food lovers into an excited tizzy. In May, for example, city-wide restaurants and vendors (like Pure Food Fish Market in Pike Place) released announcements heralding the much-anticipated arrival of Wild Alaskan Copper River Salmon. (Fun fact: Alaska is the source of nearly 60% of the seafood harvested in America, including 90% of its wild salmon.)  (more…)
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Restaurant Radar: RockCreek is the Best Seafood Restaurant in Seattle
Having lived in the Seattle area my entire life and because eating is one of my favourite hobbies, I have eaten at most of the restaurants around here. I can usually come up with a few recommendations for each cuisine and neighborhood fairly easily—with one exception: seafood. (more…)
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All Food Market at South Lake Union Saturday Market Weekly
It’s how Seattle does Saturday brunch. There are always a variety of food trucks during weekday lunches at near Amazon, at Redmond’s Microsoft campus, and scattered throughout the city. However, if you don’t work in those areas, you might miss out on some of the city’s more innovative and gourmet food. Seattle’s All Food Market is in it’s new location at 9th and Denny. Open 10-3pm every Saturday. It’s Seattle’s only weekly street food market offering some of the most unique food concepts curbside!  (more…)
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Restaurant Radar: Introducing Pintxo’s New Chef David Haight and the Summer Menu
Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) is a Spanish Tapas Bar located in the heart of Belltown. Pintxo’s micro-kitchen, smaller than most food truck kitchens, produces a vast array of Basque small bites from traditional favorites to modern takes on the traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Spain, including San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid. Originally from the PNW, Chef de Cuisine David Haight joined the Pintxo team last month after training in Oregon and working in Vancouver (BC), Napa (CA), and Woodinville at Willows Lodge.  (more…)
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Black Cod. Photo by Naka.
Restaurant Radar: Naka Serves an Impressive Japanese Kaiseki Meal
Chef Shota Nakajima served a standout meal bringing Seattle its first traditional kaiseki-style Japanese restaurant. The overall experience at Naka is one of the best in recent memory. The atmosphere is modern, with light music playing in the background, and only a half-full dining area. The chic bar was busier than the dining room on the weeknight we visited, but gets fully booked on the weekend.  (more…)
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Brunch Village. Photo by Feast Portland.
Feast Portland 2016 Lineup Announced, Tickets on Sale Today at 9am
Mark your calendar! Feast Portland returns for year five September 15-18 Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland released its full 2016 festival lineup yesterday, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a ballin’ new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world. This event should not be missed—the weekend is easily better than any food & wine event in Seattle (sorry Seattle, nothing but love for you). Festival tickets will be available to purchase starting at 9:00 am PST today at http://www.feastportland.com/. (more…)
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The Picky Eater: Hard Rock Café Seattle Serves Bites and Beats
Since February 2010, Hard Rock Café Seattle has been serving up bites and beats to the Downtown area. But this spring, hungry patrons may now enjoy a few new items such as the Fresh Catch of the Day from Pike’s Place Market. Topped by juicy slices of oranges and lemons, accompanied by grilled asparagus, and propped up by a bed of steaming rice mixed with corn, red peppers, and broccoli, this dish brings a splash of spice and tang to the pallet. Mmmmm. (more…)
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