Seattle makes Esquire’s list of best restaurant cities

Posted by on January 8, 2011 at 7:03 am

Seattle squeezes in at #10 on Esquire’s recent list of “America’s Best Restaurant Cities: 2010 Edition.”  I’m happy to see we made the list, but not sure I agree with the rationale.  Chefs go far beyond Pike Place Market to feature the best of the Northwest harvest. Check out Tilth, Poppy, Delancey Pizza to name […]

Back in the kitchen, back to my senses

Posted by on September 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

More than two months without a post. Wow. The summer was a blur of work, travel, kids without a schedule and fun times with friends.  I skirted my way with a few memorable menus, but generally lacked any discipline for meal planning. My waistline noticed. Five pounds heavier. Egads! What the heck happened?  Well, let’s […]

Foodie File: Spotlight on Seattle treats

Posted by on May 17, 2010 at 11:37 am

Here’s one for the foodie file: A travel piece in Sunday’s New York Times featuring some of our best treats. Theo Chocolate, Panama Hotel, Columbia City Bakery, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Cafe Besalu, and Bakery Nouveau are featured.  I’ve only frequented two of these spots so I can see we have a bit of homework […]

What's with the Coke-in-a-crockpot search?

Posted by on May 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

It’s amazing how many people want to pour Coca-cola into their slow cookers. At least that’s my takeaway from the statistics on You Ate That??? Keyword searches for “cola,” “slow cooker” and “corned beef” — or any combination thereof — appear to be one of the most common paths for random visitors to find this […]

Yelping works in DC

Posted by on April 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm

To Yelp means to cry out in pain. Ironically, that works well in Washington D.C. Our culinary adventure in the nation’s capitol wasn’t quite as exciting as NYC. The density of Manhattan is far more conducive to grazing. Feeding a family in D.C. meant finding nourishment before we collapsed in most cases. You do a […]

Savoring NYC, family-style

Posted by on April 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm

With more than 17,000 restaurants New York City is a foodie mecca. It made perfect sense to me to organize our itinerary not only for sightseeing but for eating. To navigate our way I relied on a friend’s recommendations, magazine reviews and Yelp on my iPhone to hedge our bets. Here are the highlights of […]

Surprise Saturday night date

Posted by on February 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Portage – yes! Cozy in Queen Anne. Baby Chioggia and Golden Beet gratin, Niçoise Olives, Roquefort Cheese Mousse Bouillabaisse in a saffron broth Cardamom – Vanilla pots de creme

Date night @ Delancey

Posted by on January 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

We finally made it to Delancey on Saturday, the same day I opened my latest issue of Sunset magazine to find the restaurant noted as one of best pizza places in the West. Booked a table for a group weeks ago to avoid the two-hour wait. Indulged in wood-fired thin-crust goodness. To die for (IMHO): […]

Appetite for Twitter

Posted by on January 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

Tracking down the latest locations of Seattle’s street food vendors might be enough to make me serious about Twitter this spring.  Or keeping up with the latest offerings at Delancey, the artisanal pizzeria that tweets its seasonal indulgences daily. Before I forget, here’s an excerpt from Seattle magazine on top mobile food vendors.  I’ll have […]