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SOLD OUT! Dillon, Wetzel Team Up to Fete Noma Chef's Book Launch

Occidental Square will be transformed for a night of feasting with Noma's Rene Redzepi and chefs Blaine Wetzel and Matt Dillon

UPDATE: Lara Hamilton just got in touch to tell me that, five hours after tickets went on sale, this event is officially sold out. Woah. Read more »

As Farm-to-Table As It Gets: Sea Breeze Thursday Suppers

I once overheard George Page, owner of Sea Breeze Farm, answer a question from a customer at the West Seattle farmers market, and I'll never forget what he said. 

The customer walked up, briefly glanced into the coolers, and then asked Page, "so are you certified organic?" To which Page replied, "we're so far beyond organic, man." The customer walked away without buying anything, but I couldn't help but grin. Read more »

Dine Out for I-522

GMO corn is full of yuck

It's really the best when you can fight for something you believe in by eating really well. And drinking, too. With your friends.

That's the story this Thursday, October 3rd, when you can choose between two neighborhood restaurant hops (one in Ballard, the other in Capitol Hill) to raise funds to support 522, the initiative to make labeling of GMO foods the law. Read more »

Dispatch from Portland: Take-Aways from FeastPDX

The bar at Clyde Common, one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Portland

I spent the last three days and nights ingesting a crazy amount of food and bev at FeastPDX, the Bon Appetit-sponsored food fest in the Rose City. It was the festival's second year; I attended last year as well. And while I had no complaints about last year, overall I think this year's festival was better: more events, a few free events, some very good tasting panels and speakers, and of course, the primo events: the Sandwich Invitational, Night Market and High Comfort. Read more »

Feasting Vicariously: Who to Follow at Feast PDX

This weekend, the biggest and best Northwest food festival is taking place in Portland. Seventy food media and at least that many star chefs--from Philly, New York City, Charleston, Austin, LA and Seattle--are taking over the Rose City for Feast Portland, a nonstop food blitz: tasting events, lectures, wine and beer events, collaborative dinners, and woah, are there some after-parties.

But if you're not already going, you're not going, since almost everything's sold out. Read more »