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'Shiro Says': Words to Use at the Sushi Counter

Seattle's first sushi chef, Shiro, whose new memoir we excerpted in our December issue, offers several helpful tips in the book for consuming sushi like a pro.

Over the years, the sushi bar has developed its own special jargon, including its very own way of counting, which allows the chef to bark out the total for a meal to the cashier without appearing rude. Here are a few of the words used by those in the know: Read more »

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Chino's Brings Back Old School Street Food and Tiki Drinks

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Cody Bay

Long before James Beard Award-winning chefs began taking it to the streets, food trucks were feeding L.A. on the fast and cheap for decades, with immigrants serving primarily Mexican staples like tacos, tinga and offal, or the classics of Asia: steamed buns, fried noodles and boiled peanuts. Read more »

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Comedy Filmed at Seattle Mag's Office Headed to Sundance!

A new comedy that was filmed in part in the Seattle magazine office is headed to Sundance Film Festival.

Indiewire has the details on the full lineup. Read more »

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Black Bottle Owners Debut The Innkeeper in Belltown

The beloved, long lived Marco's Supperclub, where I first tasted fried sage leaves (remember when those babies were all the rage?), has now been reborn as The Innkeeper. The chef Chris Linker gets credit for the name, which is inspired by his favorite book, Don Quixote:

"If, sir cabellero, you’re looking for somewhere to stay the night, you’ll find plenty of everything you need here - all except a bed that is, we haven’t got any of those."  Read more »

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Waterfront for Dummies: New Tunnel "Discovery Center" Opens in Pioneer Square

Got questions about the massive deep-bore tunnel project? Do you like your tranpo info delivered in the form of cool animation, touch-screen simulations, and adorable soundbites with children? WSDOT's ambitious new "project info center" opened today in Pioneer Square with all that and more, clearly the labor of love of a handful of dedicated WSDOT employees. Read more »

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