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24-Hour Dining Coming to Georgetown

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Cody Bay

Those who lament the lack of all-night dining options in the city will have one more option come spring: Scott Horrell, owner of the 9lb Hammer and Loretta's Northwesterner in South Park is expanding into the space next door to his Georgetown bar to open a 24-hour diner.  Read more »

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Danielle Custer's 'Lovely, Gooey & Melty' Dream

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Cody Bay

You may have heard the news that Danielle Custer, director of TASTE Restaurant, has left her post at SAM's culinary work of art to take her talents on the road in the form of (swoon!) a gourmet grilled cheese truck.

In a chat I had with Custer the other day, the chef-turned-manager-turned-consultant-turned-chef-again told me a bit more about what she envisions for her new truck, Monte Cristo, which has really been seven years in the making. Read more »

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The Only 2 Food Events You Must Know About This Week

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Cody Bay

Not that there's anything wrong with a great family-style supper or winemaker dinner, but let's face it, they're so commonplace these days they don't do much to catch the eye of your average food writer suffering from press release fatigue. My hat goes off, therefore, to the refreshing and creative thinking behind the following two food events. Their existence is like a cool, crisp glass of naturally-brewed ginger ale the morning after a few too many glasses of that lush Columbia Valley red. Read more »

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Tini Bigs Celebrates 15 Years of Really Big Martinis

Long before the Canons and the Bathtub Gins, the Liberty Bars and the Oliver's Twists, Seattle had Tini Bigs. Back when we were a town of beer snobs but not cocktail snobs, it opened on a Lower Queen Anne corner in 1996. Those were blissfully ignorant times when you could go right ahead and slap a "tini" onto the name of any drink served in a triangle-shaped glass and virtually no one would cry martini foul, and Tini Bigs did it with gratuitous gusto. Read more »

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A Chat with Mario Campos, Chef of The Publican

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Cody Bay

Fremont beer temple Brouwer's opened its sibling bar/restaurant, The Publican, in Greenlake's Tangletown neighborhood last week, revamping the former Bandolero space into an upscale neighborhood pub. For Mario Campos, Brouwer's former sous-chef, it's his opportunity to finally run his own show.  Read more »

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