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Big Changes in Store at Dot's, and a Change for Me as Well

Steak and fries at Dot's Delicatessen, soon to be Dot's Charcuterie and Bistrot

During a recent dinner at Dot's Delicatessen (yes, they serve dinner, and yes, you should go; the food is very good), our server dropped the news that Dot's would be renovating to make dinner seating more comfortable. 

When I followed up with Dot's owner, Miles James, he told me that the renovation will be a little more involved. In fact, Dot's Delicatessen will close and reopen, becoming Dot’s Charcuterie and Bistrot. Read more »

Delicious Locally Crafted Food & Drink Gifts for Friends and Hosts

Find a something unusually tasty for your host at Marx Foods

It seems a bit fuddy-duddy to say "hostess gift," but many of us will be attending holiday parties in the coming weeks and no one wants to show up empty handed. So here, a few delicious food (and drink) ideas for what to bring. They'll appreciate more than just the thought.

Seattle Sweets & Co. caramels available at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. I prefer the plain, salted version, but you can purchase an assortment with all sorts of intriguing flavors (black pepper grapefruit!). Read more »

Aragona is Officially Open, and We've Got Menu Details

Quail eggs in mojama, one of the caprichos on the menu

After a few soft-opening dinners over the weekend, Spinasse and Artusi owner, Jason Stratton, is finally ready to launch Aragona. She opens to the public tonight at 5pm for dinner, with lunch service following in the coming weeks. Chef (and Top Chef contestant) Carrie Mashaney is helming the kitchen. Read more »

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Warm Things to Eat and Drink When it's Freezing

Warm noodle soups are just the thing to ward off this winter chill

It's high eggnog latte season, it's true. But I prefer more filling ways to warm up. If, like me, you can't seem to shake the chill--and the forecast is for frozen temps until Monday--here, a few ideas for how to warm up from the inside out. Read more »

Making and Aging Your Own Homemade Eggnog: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

You can sneak out on Christmas eve to sip this eggnog at Sun Liquor. Or make your own. It's easy and delicious.

It all began a year ago last September. I was chatting with Sun Liquor barman Erik Chapman about his homemade eggnog for our December issue. I'd heard very good things about his boozy nog, which he makes the weekend of Thanksgiving and ages for a month. But I'd never tasted it; he only serves it on Christmas eve and Christmas day and for me, it's pretty hard to sneak away at those times. Read more »