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Updated: Local Restaurants Make Valentine's Day Easy

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Leslie Kelly
restaurants for valentines day

You got that hot date spot dialed in for Valentine’s Day?

No pressure! (HA!)

The good news is that February 14 is on a Thursday, so it will naturally spill over to February 15, which is going to set us up for a whole Valentine’s Weekend. So many options. But hurry! Your days of booking a table are dwindling down to a precious few. Here are a few (with the newest entries up top): Read more »

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Sweets + Lardo = Drooling Over Seattle Mag's Chocolate Issue

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Leslie Kelly
salted caramel cadeaux chocolates
Cadeaux Chocolates' Fleur de Sel Caramel, featured in the latest issue of Seattle magazine - available on newsstands now

What a bittersweet mistake!

I sat down late last night with the February issue of Seattle mag, and immediately started drooling over the gorgeous photos and mouthwatering prose describing the city’s finest chocolate makers and treat purveyors. [Get a digital copy for your tablet here.] Read more »

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Top Chef Seattle Stinks!

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Leslie Kelly
top chef judges Padma Lakshmi

Hey, Top Chef! How about you pack up your knives and go home?

Really, I'm over it, aren't you? This season, shot last summer in Seattle, is a big bust. It hurts my eyeballs to watch and stabs at my civic pride.

It’s not just the usual trumped up drama or the lame challenges. It’s that the producers fail to show the city at its best. You know, like when host Padma Lakshmi declared Bite of Seattle one of our preeminent food events. Sheesh. Read more »

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Washington's Unsung Wine Needs a Name Change

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Leslie Kelly

So, yeah, I’m still waiting for Lemberger to be the next big thing from Washington State, but not sure that’s every going to happen. Read more »

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Tour of Modernist Cuisine Lab Prompts Dreams Of Geoduck

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Leslie Kelly
Delicious Geoduck Crudo, from "Dishing Up Washington" by Jess Thomson

Ever since a recent visit to the Modernist Cuisine Lab, I cannot stop thinking about geoduck. Yes, I’ve got a giant clam on the brain. Read more »

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