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Oyster New Year Offers Up Tasty Wine Pairings

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Leslie Kelly
Oysters on display on a regular day at Elliott's Oyster Bar in downtown Seattle

I’m still recovering from a wild New Year’s celebration.

On Saturday, hundreds of shellfish fans converged in a massive tent on Pier 56 for Elliott’s 20th annual Oyster New Year, a celebration of the beginning of prime oyster eating time. Read more »

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Updated: Election Parties? We'll Drink To That!

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Leslie Kelly

No matter how this election turns out, most people are ready to celebrate the end of a bitter, seemingly endless campaign season.

Here are a few places to get your drink on among your fellow civic-minded citizen while votes are tabulated:

The Pink Door’s pouring $1 Obamaramas (that’s the restaurant’s original concoction of fresh grape juice, vodka made in the U.S.ofA., a squeeze of lemon and curaco, starting at 3 p.m. The 104-inch TV will be tuned to live television coverage tracking the races. Read more »

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Tom Douglas Grounded in NYC Because of Sandy

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Leslie Kelly
Seattle restauraunt guru Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas and his wife, Jackie Cross, didn’t heed the “shelter in place” advice, but instead headed out Monday evening to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, while Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast.

“It was really kind of eerie,” said Seattle’s most famous chef, who was in NYC on a book tour, promoting The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. “There was really nobody on the street. The wind was howling at about 80 to 90 miles an hour. Rain was blowing sideways. It was pretty cool.” Read more »

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A Wonderful Weekend of Wine Tasting in Walla Walla

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Leslie Kelly

Sauerkraut, sweet onions, a massive chicken fried steak and loads of wonderful wine. Those were just a few of the highlights from a weekend in Walla Walla.

There are more than 100 wineries in and around the city so nice they named it twice, yet I visited just two on Saturday and had two perfect experiences. Which I’ll fill you in on in a sec. Read more »

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6 Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Meatless Mondays

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Leslie Kelly
Mushroom panini with gruyere, peppers and arugula - on a previous Meatless Monday menu at Oddfellows Cafe

Seattle-based food writer Kim O’Donnel was into Meatless Mondays long before Mario Batali and others shoved this notion onto the mainstream consciousness. Hooray and pass the kale chips! (You’ll find a recipe for those crunchy green gems in her first cookbook.) Read more »

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