Restaurant Insider Blog - SeattleMag.com http://seattlemag.com/blogs/%2A en Let's Talk About Ba Bar's Macarons http://seattlemag.com/article/lets-talk-about-ba-bars-macarons <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="/central-district">Central District</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What else could be more important? </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo91.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=54657">photo91.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 trio of Ba Bar&#039;s macarons. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roger Martinho may not be a household name here in Seattle, but give it time. He’s the incredibly talented semi-new pastry chef at <strong><a href="http://babarseattle.com/" target="_blank">Ba Bar</a></strong>, who’s been whipping up classic French desserts since the beginning of the year. That includes macarons.</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://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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-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 even"> <a href="/article/monsoon-ba-bar-siblings-are-planning-open-vietnamese-steakhouse-fall">Monsoon, Ba Bar Siblings Are Planning to Open a Vietnamese Steakhouse This Fall</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/french-macarons-lady-yum-opens-store-kirkland">French Macarons: Lady Yum Opens Store in Kirkland</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/lets-talk-about-ba-bars-macarons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43869 at http://seattlemag.com Catching Up with Renee Erickson On Her ‘A Boat a Whale & a Walrus’ Book Tour http://seattlemag.com/article/catching-renee-erickson-her-boat-whale-walrus-book-tour <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I had a plan of what my life was going to be like and owning a restaurant was not that.&quot; </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/elderhall.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=78735">elderhall.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Last night, I drove down to Portland for a 16 hour whirlwind trip (thank you <a href="http://www.jupiterhotel.com/default-en.html" target="_blank">Jupiter Hotel</a> for the last minute accommodations!). It's not something I would normally do during the week, but this was important: an invitation to attend one of Renee Erickson’s book launch parties.</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://instagram.com/matthewdomingo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Matthew Domingo / Instagram</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/new-fall-restaurant-openings-capitol-hill">New Fall Restaurant Openings in Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/renee-erickson-triumphs-again-barnacle">Renee Erickson Triumphs Again with Barnacle </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/complete-list-top-restaurants-seattle">The Complete List of Top Restaurants in Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/catching-renee-erickson-her-boat-whale-walrus-book-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43843 at http://seattlemag.com Top 5 Things I Ate Last Week http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week-1 <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week of eating summed up in 5 snapshots </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/paxtis-cider-chukis.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=70463">paxtis-cider-chukis.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top: deep dish, doughnuts, tacos. Bottom: seafood soup, antipasti, Vespolina view. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>It was another week of marathon eating, most of it good. Here are some of the highlights of my last 7 days of feeding: &nbsp;</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/top-5-things-i-ate-week-0">Top 5 Things I Ate This Week</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/aragona-flip-switch-become-italian-restaurant-vespolina-sept-8">Aragona to Flip Switch, Become Italian Restaurant Vespolina Sept. 8</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-mexican-restaurants-seattle">The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Top 5 Things I Ate Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43785 at http://seattlemag.com Former Book Bindery Chef Shaun McCrain is Opening Copine http://seattlemag.com/article/former-book-bindery-chef-shaun-mccrain-opening-copine <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But first, he needs a space. </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/jill-shaun.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=86352">jill-shaun.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cute couple alert: Jill Kinney and Shaun McCrain </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Back in June, <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/book-bindery-s-new-chef-and-shaun-mccrain-s-next-chapter" target="_blank">I met up with Shaun McCrain</a>&nbsp;shortly after he left <strong>Book Bindery</strong> (which is now&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://hommageseattle.com/" target="_blank">Hommage</a></strong>)&nbsp;to talk about his next steps.&nbsp;He kept pretty quiet on details, but I could tell he had a specific vision in mind for his next chapter: a small intimate restaurant that he and his business (and life) partner Jill Kinney could be proud of, along with their regular customers.</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 / Look At Lao </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="/book-bindery-s-new-chef-and-shaun-mccrain-s-next-chapter">Book Bindery’s New Chef and Shaun McCrain’s Next Chapter</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/book-bindery-best-new-restaurant-2011">Book Bindery: Best New Restaurant 2011</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/book-bindery-speaks-volumes">Book Bindery Speaks Volumes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/former-book-bindery-chef-shaun-mccrain-opening-copine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43771 at http://seattlemag.com 99 Park is Getting Two New Sibling Restaurants in Bellevue http://seattlemag.com/article/99-park-getting-two-new-sibling-restaurants-bellevue <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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/99park-interior.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=72293">99park-interior.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new restaurants won&#039;t have dining rooms as fancy as 99 Park&#039;s. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The former real estate developer who brought <strong><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-99-park-opening-bellevue-summer" target="_blank">99 Park </a></strong>to life in Belleuve has two more restaurants in the works.</p> <p>Micah Pittman tells me that he plans to open a cool new sports bar and a Spanish tapas lounge right across the street from his newest eastside restaurant that just launched in late August. He had just signed the lease when I spoke to him Thursday night.</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-99-park-opening-bellevue-summer">10 Things to Know About 99 Park, Opening in Bellevue This Summer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/restaurant-titans-team-open-tavern-hall-bellevue-square-summer">Restaurant Titans Team Up to Open ‘Tavern Hall’ in Bellevue Square This Summer</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/ambitious-bar-food-and-impressive-scotches-capitol-hills-old-sage">Ambitious Bar Food and Impressive Scotches at Capitol Hill&#039;s The Old Sage</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/99-park-getting-two-new-sibling-restaurants-bellevue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43743 at http://seattlemag.com Top 5 Things I Ate This Week http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-week-0 <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week of eating summed up in 5 snapshots </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/top5-1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73297">top5-1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top: Snickers parfait, Jack&#039;s BBQ, Kedai Makan. Bottom: pizza, mushroom scramble, fried rice. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>It was another week of marathon eating, most of it good. Here are some of the highlights of my last 7 days of feeding: &nbsp;</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> <a href="http://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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="/how-mike-easton-just-improved-pies-his-upcoming-pizzeria-gabbiano">How Mike Easton Just Improved the Pies at His Upcoming Pizzeria Gabbiano</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/chef-rachel-yangs-trove-survival-guide">Chef Rachel Yang&#039;s Trove: A Survival Guide </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/jacks-bbq-opens-monday-georgetown">Jack&#039;s BBQ Opens Monday in Georgetown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-week-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Top 5 Things I Ate Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:28:24 +0000 Julien Perry 43739 at http://seattlemag.com Introducing Rigoletto, Opening Tonight in South Lake Union http://seattlemag.com/article/introducing-rigoletto-opening-tonight-south-lake-union <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="/south-lake-union">South Lake Union</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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo1_3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=57253">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"> The main dining room. Still a work in progress as of yesterday. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Northern Italian has landed in South Lake Union.</p> <p><strong>Rigoletto</strong> (<em>451 Yale Ave. N.;&nbsp;</em><em>206.641.7671</em>), a new restaurant by former <strong><a href="http://www.ilfornaio.com/seattle" target="_blank">Il Fornaio</a></strong> chef and <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Toscanella/205889089516469" target="_blank">La Toscanella</a></strong> owner Enrico Ambrosetti, opens tonight for dinner at 5 p.m..</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="/article/does-south-lake-union-have-soul">Does South Lake Union Have a Soul?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/amazons-new-kindle-ad-loves-gay-marriage">Amazon&#039;s New Kindle Ad Loves Gay Marriage</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/corretto-italian-restaurant-block">Corretto–The Italian Restaurant On the Block</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/introducing-rigoletto-opening-tonight-south-lake-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43714 at http://seattlemag.com The Outtakes: My Review of Intermezzo Carmine http://seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-intermezzo-carmine <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="/pioneer-square">Pioneer Square</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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/ilterrazzo-review.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66324">ilterrazzo-review.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the current issue of <em>Seattle Magazine</em>, <a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/il-terrazzo-carmine-turns-30" target="_blank">I review <strong>Intermezzo Carmine</strong></a> in Pioneer Square. The most fun I had with this story was not stuffing my face with cicchetti from this new-ish <strong><a href="http://www.ilterrazzocarmine.com/" target="_blank">Il Terrazzo</a></strong> off-shoot, but talking to Maria Smeraldo, Carmine’s widow.</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> ANDREW VANASSE </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-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/outtakes-my-review-bourbon-bones">The Outtakes: My Review of Bourbon &amp; Bones</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-la-bodega">The Outtakes: My Review of La Bodega</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-intermezzo-carmine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants The Outtakes Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43700 at http://seattlemag.com Chef Rachel Yang's Trove: A Survival Guide http://seattlemag.com/article/chef-rachel-yangs-trove-survival-guide <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not that you need a map or anything. </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/trove.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=55108">trove.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clockwise: parfait, noodle bar, grill, cocktail bar. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://www.troveseattle.com/home/" target="_blank">Trove</a></strong> has only been open for about a week, which might explain why a lot of folks seem to be confused about the format of this four-pronged Capitol Hill restaurant cooked up by the same couple who brought us <strong><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/2013-best-new-restaurant-7-joule" target="_blank">Joule</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/revel-genius-food-silvery-sleek-space" target="_blank">Revel</a></strong>.&nbsp;</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://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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/chef-rachel-yang-cooks-persimmons">Chef Rachel Yang Cooks with Persimmons</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/new-fall-restaurant-openings-capitol-hill">New Fall Restaurant Openings in Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/creative-trio-takes-interior-design-arty-level">A Creative Trio Takes Interior Design to an Arty Level</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-korean-restaurants-seattle">The Best Korean Restaurants in Seattle </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/chef-rachel-yangs-trove-survival-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43684 at http://seattlemag.com Top 5 Things I Ate Last Week http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week-0 <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week of eating summed up in 5 snapshots </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/tacos-farm.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=67881">tacos-farm.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top: tacos, Our Table Cooperative, butter. Bottom: ataula montadito, scallop, ice cream. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>It was another week of marathon eating, this time in Portland, where I spent several days on a <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/what-feast-portland-really-about" target="_blank">media trip</a> exploring Oregon’s bounty. Here are some of the highlights of my last 7 days of feeding: &nbsp;</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> <a href="http://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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/here-are-top-5-things-i-ate-last-week">Here Are the Top 5 Things I Ate Last Week</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/here-are-top-5-things-i-ate-week">Here Are the Top 5 Things I Ate This Week</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/your-feast-portland-survival-guide">Your Feast Portland Survival Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Top 5 Things I Ate Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43666 at http://seattlemag.com But What Is Feast Portland Really About? http://seattlemag.com/article/what-feast-portland-really-about <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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo72.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=25783">photo72.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feasting in a field at Boondockers Farm </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The third annual <strong>Feast Portland</strong> is underway. It kicked-off last night around 6 p.m. with the popular carbfest known as the <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/your-feast-portland-survival-guide" target="_blank">Sandwich Invitational</a>.</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://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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="/feast-portlands-secret-success-outstanding-collaborative-chef-dinners">Feast Portland&#039;s Secret to Success: Outstanding, Collaborative Chef Dinners</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/your-feast-portland-survival-guide">Your Feast Portland Survival Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/dining-portlands-happening-west-end">Dining in Portland&#039;s Happening West End</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/what-feast-portland-really-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43662 at http://seattlemag.com Your Feast Portland Survival Guide http://seattlemag.com/article/your-feast-portland-survival-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Danielle Centoni </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to do the epic, four-day food frenzy right. (Hint: bite, bite, toss) </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/copyright2013byalanweinerphotography-gruner-feast.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85425">copyright2013byalanweinerphotography-gruner-feast.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scenes from the 2013 Portland Feast </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>This week, the Northwest’s most star-studded food festival hits Portland for the third year, and attendees are gearing up for Feast’s epicurean onslaught. It’s four days of the most delicious, diet-busting, tastebud-dazzling food and drinks you can cram down your gullet.</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> Alan Weiner Photography; Insets: Jannie Huang </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="/dispatch-portland-take-aways-feastpdx">Dispatch from Portland: Take-Aways from FeastPDX</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/will-it-work-inside-le-petit-cochons-name-and-menu-change">Will it Work? Inside Le Petit Cochon&#039;s Name and Menu Change</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/game-day-cocktail-recipes-perfect-pre-game-party">Game Day Cocktail Recipes: For the Perfect Pre-Game Party</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/your-feast-portland-survival-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:07:22 +0000 lauren.mang 43603 at http://seattlemag.com Top 5 Things I Ate Last Week http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week of eating summed up in 5 snapshots </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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/99park-tacos-frog.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=67942">99park-tacos-frog.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top: fried chicken, tofu tacos, pan-seared halibut. Bottom: roasted carrots, roulade au chocolate, falafel. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>It was another week of marathon eating and most of it was good. &nbsp;Here are some of the highlights of my last 7 days of feeding: &nbsp;</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> <a href="http://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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/affordable-fare-marination-ma-kai">Affordable Fare at Marination Ma Kai</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/here-are-top-5-things-i-ate-week">Here Are the Top 5 Things I Ate This Week</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/top-5-things-i-ate-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Top 5 Things I Ate Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43609 at http://seattlemag.com Will it Work? Inside Le Petit Cochon's Name and Menu Change http://seattlemag.com/will-it-work-inside-le-petit-cochons-name-and-menu-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even if it doesn&#039;t, Derek Ronspies has other plans. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There are a lot of new restaurants in Seattle. An exhausting amount, really.&nbsp;I suppose that’s what happens during a city’s growth spurt. And I suppose what happens next is that only a small handful of them will survive. I see it as a sort of unintentional experiment for potential new restaurants—those who plan to open one will be able to see what works in today’s market without actually having to spend their own money. It’s a little morose, but lots can be learned from others' failures.</p> <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/excellent-eats-fremonts-le-petit-cochon">Excellent Eats at Fremont&#039;s Le Petit Cochon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/5-things-le-petit-cochons-derek-ronspies-wants-you-know-about-offal">5 Things Le Petit Cochon&#039;s Derek Ronspies Wants You to Know About Offal</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/21-dishes-we-loved-seattle-restaurants">21 Dishes We Loved from Seattle Restaurants</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/will-it-work-inside-le-petit-cochons-name-and-menu-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43601 at http://seattlemag.com Behold, the Glorious Bake Sale at Café Pettirosso http://seattlemag.com/article/behold-glorious-bake-sale-caf-pettirosso <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://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/collage-bake1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=43520">collage-bake1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come hungry, leave deliriously happy. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Did you realize that <strong><a href="http://www.pettirossoseattle.com/" target="_blank">Café Pettirosso</a></strong> on Capitol Hill, once closed on Mondays, now opens its door specifically to hold what is arguable this city’s best (only?) bake sale every week?</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://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry / Instagram</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/cafe-pettirossos-pleasant-hideaway-capitol-hill">Cafe Pettirosso&#039;s a Pleasant Hideaway on Capitol Hill</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/new-fall-restaurant-openings-capitol-hill">New Fall Restaurant Openings in Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <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> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/behold-glorious-bake-sale-caf-pettirosso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43575 at http://seattlemag.com