Local 360, a Melrose Market-esque collection of shops anchored by a restaurant, is slowly, bit-by-bit opening in the former Flying Fish space in Belltown. Right now the coffee bar is open, and soon (in the next couple of weeks, I'm told) they'll add breakfast and lunch. The butcher and cheese counters will follow in February.
Breakfast sets the metabolic pace for the rest of the day. A good one contains carbohydrate, protein, fat and fiber. All of the nutrient groups. Don't leave one out. Put some nuts or granola and a little butter on a warm bowl of steel cut oats and you've got it all. Printable recipe here.
(Goodbye house) Holiday breakfast? Scones are a snap. These have fiber (whole grain pastry flour) and are not too sweet. Just right with a some scrambled eggs and a cup of coffee. For printable recipe, click here. Merry Christmas morning!
On Wednesday, we heard that Revel, the new Korean street-eats place from the owners/chefs at Joule, is opening today! And that Scott Staples' Uneeda Burger will open in a week or so. That's great news for Fremonters.
A little puzzled about which bubbly to serve your holiday guests this season? The Local Vine is offering a fun way to learn (and taste!) the difference between champagne and other sparkling wines this Thursday, December 16th at 6pm-8pm. A collection of over 20 bubbly wines will be poured, including bottles that range in price from $10 to over $200. Some selections offered include Grand Marque Champagne, Grower Champagne, California Sparkling, as well as other hard to find, specially produced samples from around the world.
In celebration of Tamara Murphy's new book, Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, Tamara along with Chris Curtis of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, is hosting an all-day book signing event at the newly remodeled Reading Room at the Pioneer Square Elliott Bay Cafe this Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Or join Murphy for bubbles and bites (from the cookbook, natch) from 5:30 to 8:30pm (rspv to email@example.com).
(Steve sells home plate) Stuffed chicken breasts sounds difficult and gourmet - not true. A fantastic way to renovate leftovers like roasted squash and extend a pound of chicken to feed a family. Very pretty morsels too! Need a printable recipe? Click here.
Searching for a classy way to fete the holidays, without messing up the kitchen or risking setting the turkey on fire? Enjoy a delicious Christmas Day meal at ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons hotel, or ring in the New Year in style with a champagne-themed dinner that'll leave you waltzing into 2011. (And in between, why not round up a few friends and indulge in their Chocolate buffet too?)