Restaurant Insider Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/culture/news-features/shopping/last-minute-gift en Why Chan’s Heong Soon Park Wants to Ditch the 'Korean' Label on His Restaurants http://www.seattlemag.com/article/why-chan-s-heong-soon-park-wants-ditch-korean-label-his-restaurants <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/traykitchen2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=56700">traykitchen2.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 rendering of Tray Kitchen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Tuesday, I had two emails in my inbox: One announcing Eric Banh’s <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/monsoon-ba-bar-siblings-are-planning-open-vietnamese-steakhouse-fall">upcoming Vietnamese steakhouse</a> opening this fall and another announcing chef Heong Soon Park’s dim sum-style <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/traykitchenseattle" target="_blank">Tray Kitchen</a></strong> opening around the same time.</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/chan-strives-approachable-korean-food">Cha:n Strives for Approachable Korean Food</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-korean-restaurants-seattle">The Best Korean Restaurants in Seattle </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://www.seattlemag.com/article/why-chan-s-heong-soon-park-wants-ditch-korean-label-his-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43474 at http://www.seattlemag.com Monsoon, Ba Bar Siblings Are Planning to Open a Vietnamese Steakhouse This Fall http://www.seattlemag.com/article/monsoon-ba-bar-siblings-are-planning-open-vietnamese-steakhouse-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/banh.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=50832">banh.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eric and Sophie Banh. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>And they don’t stop.</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://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="/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/ba-bar-so-much">Ba Bar: So Much to Like</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/brandon-kirksey-talks-about-his-new-role-executive-chef-girin">Brandon Kirksey Talks About His New Role as Executive Chef of Girin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/monsoon-ba-bar-siblings-are-planning-open-vietnamese-steakhouse-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43451 at http://www.seattlemag.com A Massive Beer Hall is Coming to Queen Anne to 'Show Von Trapp’s How It’s Done' http://www.seattlemag.com/article/massive-beer-hall-coming-queen-anne-show-von-trapp-s-how-it-s-done <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="/queen-anne">Queen Anne</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/qa-beerhall.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=55451">qa-beerhall.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: Pilsener Haus in Brookly; Bottom: the QA beer hall space before and after. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Initially, developer Scott Shapiro envisioned a space on lower Queen Anne to match his Capitol Hill project, Melrose Market—a bunch of artisans and restaurants under one roof.</p> <p>But after a year of trying to find qualified and interested vendors, it’s been revealed that a single occupant has snatched up the entire 7,000-square-foot space.&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-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/bocce-meets-bavaria-von-trapps">Bocce Meets Bavaria at Von Trapp&#039;s</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/agave-cocina-and-taylor-shellfish-opening-possibly-month-lower-queen-anne">Agave Cocina and Taylor Shellfish Opening (Possibly) This Month In Lower Queen Anne</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/beer-northwest">Beer in the Northwest</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/massive-beer-hall-coming-queen-anne-show-von-trapp-s-how-it-s-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43437 at http://www.seattlemag.com Here's a Recipe for One of Brimmer & Heeltap's Family Meals http://www.seattlemag.com/article/heres-recipe-one-brimmer-heeltaps-family-meals <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/photo69.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=59241">photo69.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> <a href="http://instagram.com/juliendperry" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Julien Perry</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/family-meal-week-stoneburner">Family Meal of the Week: Stoneburner</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/ballards-brimmer-heeltap-serves-new-american-food-twist">Ballard&#039;s Brimmer &amp; Heeltap Serves Up New American Food with a Twist</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/heres-recipe-one-brimmer-heeltaps-family-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43422 at http://www.seattlemag.com Road tripping to Bainbridge Island: Where I Ate http://www.seattlemag.com/article/road-tripping-bainbridge-island-where-i-ate <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/best-restaurants/photo67.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=43826">photo67.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just my type. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>I did something on Sunday that I need to do more often: get out of town.</p> <p>I grabbed a friend and ferried over to Bainbridge Island yesterday morning (barely a line!) to just decompress.</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</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/hitchcock-best-new-restaurant-2011">Hitchcock: Best New Restaurant 2011</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-ice-cream-places-seattle">The Best Ice Cream Places in Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/road-tripping-bainbridge-island-where-i-ate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Best Restaurants Restaurant Insider Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43384 at http://www.seattlemag.com Family Meal of the Week: Stoneburner http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-stoneburner <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="/ballard">Ballard</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/stoneburner.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=93769">stoneburner.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I hope you&#039;re hungry.&quot; - Jason Stoneburner </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/family-meal-week-spur">Family Meal of the Week: Spur</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/ballards-stoneburner-shows-promise">Ballard&#039;s Stoneburner Shows Promise</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-stoneburner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Family Meal Of The Week Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43351 at http://www.seattlemag.com Here's Where I'm Taking My Parents to Eat When They Come Visit Seattle http://www.seattlemag.com/article/heres-where-im-taking-my-parents-eat-when-they-come-visit-seattle <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/folks-collage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80980">folks-collage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>My folks are coming to Seattle for a visit in a couple of weeks and I’m already making a list of where I want to take them—specifically, newer spots they haven’t been since the last time they were here almost a year ago.</p> <p>The parents have been coming to visit me in Seattle for more than 20 years, so this isn’t their first rodeo, letting me drag them around to different food and booze parlors. I think they actually enjoy it. A few years ago they moved from Olympia to a somewhat remote part of Arizona, where really great food is not always easy to come by.&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-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="/it-s-always-happy-hour-canlis-lounge">It’s Always “Happy Hour” in the Canlis Lounge</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/meaty-menu-madronas-red-cow">A Meaty Menu at Madrona&#039;s Red Cow</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/heres-where-im-taking-my-parents-eat-when-they-come-visit-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43312 at http://www.seattlemag.com 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