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Forget Turkey! How About Some Thanksgiving Eel?

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Leslie Kelly
A screenshot from Drew Christie's latest animated short, "A Thanksgiving Eel"

Maybe it’s time we flipped the bird off the Thanksgiving menu and replaced it with the original other white meat, eel. You know, the fish those first settlers probably ate instead of turkey. Read more »

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Local Chefs On Why Riesling is the Best Thanksgiving Wine

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Leslie Kelly
Duhnam Cellars 2009 Late Harvest Riesling and Poet's Leap 2008 Riesling took the prize for "Best Sweet Wine" (in their respective price points) in our 2012 Best Washington Wine Awards

Wine is my absolute favorite condiment on the Thanksgiving table; it's an important supporting character at the feast, but not necessarily the star. After many years of searching for that perfect complement to all the diverse flavors at the mother of all traditional meals, Riesling from Washington State has become my go-to wine on the third Thursday of every November. Just like cranberry sauce, it’s a little bit sweet but has a snappy kick to it, too. Read more »

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Seattle Restaurants Band Together to Raise Funds for Sandy Victims

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Leslie Kelly

It’s impossible to see images of the wreckage from Superstorm Sandy and not feel compelled to try and help.

But how?

How about a trip to NYC? You don’t even have to leave Seattle. Read more »

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Pagliacci's End-of-the-World Pizza

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Leslie Kelly

All set for Doomsday?

It’s coming right up, you know. At least that’s what the latest mailer from Pagliacci says.

Yes, we’ve been hearing about December 21, 2012 as the end of the Mayan calendar for years, and some predict the end of the world as we know it.

But for a restaurant/pizza delivery chain to actually embrace it as a sales and marketing tool?

Pretty darned crazy/brilliant!

This fall/winter newsletter pokes fun at the never-ending string of doomsday predictions. Remember Y2K? What a bust.  Read more »

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Local Hand-crafted Chocolates You Must Try

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Leslie Kelly
Theo Chocolate
Inside the Theo + FareStart Mirepoix caramel collection

After that bitter, seemingly endless campaign season, aren’t we all in the mood for something sweet?

At Theo’s, the team has cooked up a super cool collection for the holidays sure to melt the hardest heart. It’s called Mirepoix and it’s a collaboration between Theo’s chocolatiers and students from FareStart, the wildly successful program that provides job training for the homeless. Read more »

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