Restaurant Insider Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fnorthwest-travel/culture/culture/news-features/deals-promotions en Family Meal of the Week: Wild Ginger http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-wild-ginger <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/downtown">Downtown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo2_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=49989">photo2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>There are meals in almost every restaurant serving off-menu items that you would never be lucky enough to eat unless you worked in the restaurant. They’re called family meals and they're served before or after service to feed those who work tirelessly to bring good food to your table —&nbsp;staff members who rarely get a chance to eat during their busy shift.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-joule">Family Meal of the Week: Joule</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/wild-ginger-chef-jacky-lo-s-recipe-home-style-sambal">Wild Ginger Chef Jacky Lo’s Recipe for Home-style Sambal </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-spur">Family Meal of the Week: Spur</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-wild-ginger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43289 at http://www.seattlemag.com 20 Foodie Questions with Julien Perry http://www.seattlemag.com/article/20-foodie-questions-julien-perry <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OpenTable gets candid with our food and dining editor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/julien-perry.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32976">julien-perry.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our dear food and dining editor <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/users/julien-perry" target="_blank">Julien Perry </a>was the subject of a culinary Q&amp;A over on OpenTable's blog. (Read the entire post <a href="http://blog.opentable.com/2014/20-culinary-questions-with-seattle-magazine-food-dining-editor-julien-perry/" target="_blank">here</a>.) In it, Perry reveals her fave restaurants and cuisines as well as her pre-foodie past (something we fellow <em>Seattle </em>mag-ers didn't even know): "I used to be a bodybuilder and was on a strict diet for most of the mid '90s.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/rockcreek-chef-eric-donnellys-labor-love">RockCreek Is Chef Eric Donnelly&#039;s Labor of Love </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/calamari-not-your-typical-appetizer">This Calamari is Not Your Typical Appetizer </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-joule">Family Meal of the Week: Joule</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/20-foodie-questions-julien-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:44:14 +0000 lauren.mang 43287 at http://www.seattlemag.com What Will Happen to the Hurricane Cafe After It Closes in January? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/what-will-happen-hurricane-cafe-after-it-closes-january <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/downtown">Downtown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=58489">photo2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheHurricaneCafe" target="_blank">The Hurricane Café</a></strong> is closing after a 20 year run in Seattle. The former <strong>Dog House</strong> has been sold to Amazon. Actually, the entire block it sits on has been sold.</p> <p>“With our lease, there was a demolition clause where they could give us a one-year notice,” says current owner Neil Scott (pictured below), who bought the greasy spoon nearly 13 years ago, making him the third owner.</p> <p>Scott found out back in January that he’d be losing his restaurant.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/its-your-last-chance-dots-will-close-after-dinner-service-tonight">It&#039;s Your Last Chance: Dot&#039;s Will Close After Dinner Service Tonight</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/diner-hipsters-lost-lake-cafe">A Diner for Hipsters: Lost Lake Cafe</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/la-b-te-s-new-incarnation-nod-spaghetti-westerns">La Bête’s New Incarnation: A Nod to Spaghetti Westerns?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/what-will-happen-hurricane-cafe-after-it-closes-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Over A Pint Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43281 at http://www.seattlemag.com Family Meal of the Week: Joule http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-joule <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/fremont">Fremont</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo1_1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80061">photo1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>There are meals in almost every restaurant serving off-menu items that you would never be lucky enough to eat unless you worked in the restaurant. They’re called family meals and they're served before or after service to feed those who work tirelessly to bring good food to your table —&nbsp;staff members who rarely get a chance to eat during their busy shift.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-spur">Family Meal of the Week: Spur</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/power-two-joule-and-whale-wins">The Power of Two: Joule and The Whale Wins</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/chef-rachel-yang-cooks-persimmons">Chef Rachel Yang Cooks with Persimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-joule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43272 at http://www.seattlemag.com Nue to Bring International Street Food Cuisine to Capitol Hill This Fall http://www.seattlemag.com/article/nue-bring-international-street-food-cuisine-capitol-hill-fall <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/nue-collage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=69963">nue-collage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cvetkovich (upper left); some early renderings of Nue </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A first time restaurateur with a background in 3-D animation and a penchant for modernist cooking is opening a restaurant on Capitol Hill this fall.</p> <p>Chris Cvetkovich gave me a tour yesterday of his upcoming project on 14<sup>th</sup> Ave. (in the <a href="http://www.reoflats.com/building.html" target="_blank">REO Flats</a>) that will be sandwiched between <strong><a href="http://artusibar.com/" target="_blank">Artusi</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://porchlightcoffee.com/" target="_blank">Porchlight Coffee</a></strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nueseattle/photos/pb.458453824256786.-2207520000.1406137689./479044535531048/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nue / Facebook</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/la-b-te-s-new-incarnation-nod-spaghetti-westerns">La Bête’s New Incarnation: A Nod to Spaghetti Westerns?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-eric-johnson-and-his-forthcoming-restaurant-stateside">10 Things to Know About Eric Johnson and His Forthcoming Restaurant &#039;Stateside&#039;</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/le-gourmands-sara-naftaly-talks-about-her-new-chophouse-row-bakeshop-amandine">Le Gourmand&#039;s Sara Naftaly Talks About Her New Chophouse Row Bakeshop, Amandine </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/nue-bring-international-street-food-cuisine-capitol-hill-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43253 at http://www.seattlemag.com La Bête’s New Incarnation: A Nod to Spaghetti Westerns? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/la-b-te-s-new-incarnation-nod-spaghetti-westerns <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/aleks-collage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=86144">aleks-collage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aleks Dimitrijevic is closing his Capitol Hill restaurant <strong><a href="http://www.labeteseattle.com/" target="_blank">La Bête</a></strong> on August 16, three days before its fourth birthday</p> <p>&nbsp;“We hope that you all pay us a visit over the next four weeks to say goodbye, lord knows that I’ll need as good of a send off as possible to make the next phase less of a financial burden,” <a href="https://www.facebook.com/labete.seattle/posts/923169061030081" target="_blank">he wrote on La Bête’s Facebook page Friday</a>, announcing its impending departure.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/labete.seattle" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">La Bête / Facebook</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/restaurant-review-capitol-hills-la-bete">Restaurant Review: Capitol Hill&#039;s La Bete</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/ba-bars-eric-banh-why-hes-hard-boss-and-how-he-knew-germany-would-win-world-cup">Ba Bar&#039;s Eric Banh on Why He&#039;s a Hard Boss and How He Knew Germany Would Win World Cup</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/meet-saint-s-new-chef-and-story-behind-his-amazing-tacos">Meet The Saint’s New Chef and the Story Behind His Amazing Tacos</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/la-b-te-s-new-incarnation-nod-spaghetti-westerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:38:12 +0000 Julien Perry 43246 at http://www.seattlemag.com Family Meal of the Week: Dahlia Lounge http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-dahlia-lounge <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/belltown">Belltown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo1_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=76094">photo1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>There are meals in almost every restaurant serving off-menu items that you would never be lucky enough to eat unless you worked in the restaurant. They’re called family meals and they're served before or after service to feed those who work tirelessly to bring good food to your table —&nbsp;staff members who rarely get a chance to eat during their busy shift.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Julien Perry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-tom-douglas-new-cantina-opening-fall">10 Things to Know About Tom Douglas’ New Cantina, Opening This Fall</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-spur">Family Meal of the Week: Spur</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/reviewed-tom-douglas-tanakasan">Reviewed: Tom Douglas&#039; TanakaSan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-dahlia-lounge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43243 at http://www.seattlemag.com Ba Bar's Eric Banh on Why He's a Hard Boss and How He Knew Germany Would Win World Cup http://www.seattlemag.com/article/ba-bars-eric-banh-why-hes-hard-boss-and-how-he-knew-germany-would-win-world-cup <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/eric1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=61731">eric1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eric Banh has been a popular staple in the Capitol Hill dining scene since opening <strong><a href="http://www.monsoonrestaurants.com/" target="_blank">Monsoon</a></strong> in 1999, not long after moving back from Alberta, Canada where his family landed after moving out of Vietnam when Banh was 15-years-old. In Edmonton, Banh held several cooking jobs and even had his own restaurant called Lemon Grass Cafe.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.lookatlao.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Geoffrey Smith / LookAtLao</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/ba-bar-so-much">Ba Bar: So Much to Like</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/food-crawling-monica-dimas-mkt">Food Crawling with Monica Dimas of Mkt. </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-eric-johnson-and-his-forthcoming-restaurant-stateside">10 Things to Know About Eric Johnson and His Forthcoming Restaurant &#039;Stateside&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/ba-bars-eric-banh-why-hes-hard-boss-and-how-he-knew-germany-would-win-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Over A Pint Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43225 at http://www.seattlemag.com Bell + Whete’s Marcus Charles on Why He Gave Up the Nightlife to Get a Real Job http://www.seattlemag.com/article/bell-whete-s-marcus-charles-why-he-gave-nightlife-get-real-job <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/belltown">Belltown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/marcus-collage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77589">marcus-collage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Charles, Bell + Whete </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When <strong><a href="http://bellandwhete.com/" target="_blank">Bell &amp; Whete</a></strong> (“wheat”) officially opened its doors on Saturday (here are <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-bell-whete-opening-belltown-summer" target="_blank">10 things to know</a> about the restaurant), it became the newest hot spot to hit Belltown—a masculine, meat-heavy, Medieval-inspired restaurant sandwiched between <strong><a href="http://local360.org/" target="_blank">Local 360</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.thecrocodile.com/" target="_blank">The Crocodile</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-bell-whete-opening-belltown-summer">10 Things to Know About Bell + Whete, Opening in Belltown This Summer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/video-profile-linda-derschang-and-sneak-peek-bait-shop">Video Profile of Linda Derschang and a Sneak Peek at the Bait Shop</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/diner-hipsters-lost-lake-cafe">A Diner for Hipsters: Lost Lake Cafe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/bell-whete-s-marcus-charles-why-he-gave-nightlife-get-real-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Over A Pint Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43204 at http://www.seattlemag.com Food Crawling with Monica Dimas of Mkt. http://www.seattlemag.com/article/food-crawling-monica-dimas-mkt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/monica-collage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66751">monica-collage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monica Dimas is the spunky, ambitious, smart-as-a-whip and extremely talented sous chef at Ethan Stowell’s <strong><a href="http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/mkt/" target="_blank">Mkt.</a></strong> While her petite stature matches the 600-square-feet of the tiny restaurant, her appetite does not. At all.</p> <p>During a recent dinner outing with the human stomach, the topic of her eating habits came up, which enthralled me to no end.</p> <p>Here’s what she eats on her typical days off.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/ethan-stowells-mkt-serves-delicious-market-driven-dishes">Ethan Stowell&#039;s Mkt. Serves Up Delicious Market-Driven Dishes </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattle-restaurants-new-trends-dining-out">Seattle Restaurants: New Trends in Dining Out</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-new-restaurants-seattle-2014">The Best New Restaurants in Seattle 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/food-crawling-monica-dimas-mkt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43191 at http://www.seattlemag.com Family Meal of the Week: Spur http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-spur <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=34975">photo1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pork belly and salmon curry over rice, drizzled with sriracha. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>There are meals in almost every restaurant serving off-menu items that you would never be lucky enough to eat unless you worked in the restaurant. They’re called family meals and they're served before or after service to feed those who work tirelessly to bring good food to your table —&nbsp;staff members who rarely get a chance to eat during their busy shift.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/family-meal-week-miyabi-45th">Family Meal of the Week: Miyabi 45th</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/throwback-thursday-whats-new-spur">Throwback Thursday: What&#039;s New at Spur</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/%5Buser-raw%5D/spurs-duck-leg-confit-bacon-vinaigrette">Spur&#039;s Duck leg confit with bacon vinaigrette</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-spur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43171 at http://www.seattlemag.com Le Gourmand's Sara Naftaly Talks About Her New Chophouse Row Bakeshop, Amandine http://www.seattlemag.com/article/le-gourmands-sara-naftaly-talks-about-her-new-chophouse-row-bakeshop-amandine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/sara.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17236">sara.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bruce and Sara Naftaly </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sara Naftaly is best known in Seattle for co-owning <strong>Le Gourmand</strong> with her husband Bruce before it closed in June 2012 after nearly 30 years in business. The corner brick space in Ballard now houses <strong><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/ballards-brimmer-heeltap-serves-new-american-food-twist" target="_blank">Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a></strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.legourmandrestaurant.com/about.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Le Gourmand</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-sundstrom-why-hes-moving-lark-and-his-ambitious-new-project-capitol-hill">John Sundstrom On Why He&#039;s Moving Lark and His Ambitious New Project on Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-tom-douglas-new-cantina-opening-fall">10 Things to Know About Tom Douglas’ New Cantina, Opening This Fall</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/le-gourmands-sara-naftaly-talks-about-her-new-chophouse-row-bakeshop-amandine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43151 at http://www.seattlemag.com New Local Spirits and Liqueurs to Try this Summer http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-local-spirits-and-liqueurs-try-summer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/aj-rathbun">A.J. Rathbun</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/3howls-rye.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=60437">3howls-rye.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our local distillers are like year-round greenhouses–something exciting and intriguing is always blooming. Of course, the blooms are bottles full of delicious spirits and liqueurs, which are sure to make your summer tastier. Try any of the below new and new-ish releases and you'll see how right I am.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://3howls.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">3 Howls Distillery</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/12-local-spirits-you-must-taste">12 Local Spirits You Must Taste</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/4-cocktails-4th-july">4 Cocktails for the 4th of July</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outdoor-movies-music-more-summer-events-and-around-seattle">Outdoor Movies, Music &amp; More Summer Events in and Around Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-local-spirits-and-liqueurs-try-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Beer and Spirits Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:32:34 +0000 lauren.mang 43149 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Outtakes: My Review of Bourbon & Bones http://www.seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-bourbon-bones <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/fremont">Fremont</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/0714bourbonbones2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=74390">0714bourbonbones2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A taxidermy warthog oversees the down-home scene in Fremont </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/fremonts-bourbon-bones-serves-really-good-barbecue" target="_blank">Reviewing <strong>Bourbon &amp; Bones</strong> for our July issue</a> was one of the most fun times I've had recently checking out a new restaurant. The barbecue here is mighty fine, but I"ll go back for the atmosphere. The near deafening Van Halen that was burning a whole through the speakers the last time I was there was crazy, in a very good way. I love the attitude this place gives off.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Matt Owens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-la-bodega">The Outtakes: My Review of La Bodega</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/charming-brunch-options-wandering-goose">Charming Brunch Options at Wandering Goose </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-bourbon-bones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:42:11 +0000 Julien Perry 43144 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Things to Know About Cafe Solstice, Now Open on Capitol Hill http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-things-know-about-cafe-solstice-now-open-capitol-hill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/picstitch.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=82391">picstitch.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://cafesolsticeseattle.com/" target="_blank">Cafe Solstice</a></strong>, which started out as a modest coffee cart on Broadway back in 1993, has opened a full-fledged restaurant/coffee shop in the Lyric Apartment complex on Capitol Hill (corner of 10th and Thomas). They opened softly on June 21 (summer solstice) and officially opened this past Friday.</p> <p><strong>Here are 10 things to know:</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/%5Buser-raw%5D/coffee-video-brewing-seattle-coffee-works">Coffee Video: Brewing at Seattle Coffee Works</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/1910-capitol-hill-homes-refined-remodel">A 1910 Capitol Hill Home&#039;s Refined Remodel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-things-know-about-cafe-solstice-now-open-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43135 at http://www.seattlemag.com