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5 Sweet Dates for Your Culinary Calendar: Oct. 20-24

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Leslie Kelly
Mt. Townsend's Seastack Cheese

Where are my fave fat pants? My must-chew calendar is cram-packed with loads of tasty events the next few days and I want to be ready for the inevitable “Fall 5.” (As in lbs., followed by the Winter 10 and the get-ready-for-sleeveless spring season –15.) Here are some sweet and savory dates you might want to check out: Read more »

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Matt's in the Market Says Farewell to Chef Chet

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Leslie Kelly
Chef Chester Gerl with Chef Gabe Rucker from Portland's Le Pigeon at a previous Matt's in the Market event.

Some kitchens have revolving doors. Chefs come and they go, sometimes shouting, screaming, laughing. But that's the restaurant business, ever-fluid, never a dull nanosecond.

Still, I was flat-out bummed to hear the news that Chester Gerl is leaving Matt's in the Market. Yes, of course, I understand. He's de-camping to NYC to be close to family. Plus, he's got a kick-ass job waiting for him thanks to Top Chef Masters judge Jonathan Waxman. (More about that in a jiff.) Read more »

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Tom Douglas to Open New Restaurant: The Grange Hall

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Leslie Kelly
A completely unrelated, but historic, grange hall

He's growing... again!

Tom Douglasthe 2012 James Beard Foundation restaurateur of the year and one of Seattle Mag's most influential people of 2011is going to open The Grange Hall next spring, a 10,000-square foot space on the ground floor of the apartment building going up on Sixth and Lenora downtown. Read more »

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Pop Quiz! Win Tickets to the BLEND Wine Tasting Event

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Leslie Kelly

I’ve never been any good at jigsaw puzzles. Too impatient or to right-brained to try and visualize how the pieces fit together. Still, I have a lot of respect for people who can take a bunch of parts and make a sum that’s something special.

That goes double for winemakers who build layers of depth and complexity through blending. Even straight-up varietals benefit from a little bit of this and a splash of that. Read more »

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Try Bastille's Award-Winning Banh Mi Next Week

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Leslie Kelly
Chef Jason Stoneburner's delightful lamb shoulder sausage banh mi

It was billed as a mini Lamb Jam, but there were some MAJOR flavor going on at last weekend’s American Lamb Throwdown in Ballard between the chefs at Staple & Fancy, Bastille Café and Bar and butcher extraordinaire Russ Flint from Rain Shadow Meats. Read more »

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