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5 Portland Restaurants We Wish Would Open in Seattle

The recent arrivals of Salt & Straw and Sizzle Pie got us thinking

Leslie Kelly says Kenny & Zuke’s makes one of the “best Reubens I’ve ever eaten anywhere on either coast.”

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Discover Inventive Japanese-Influenced Food and Drinks at New Capitol Hill Spot Tamari Bar

With intricate Japanese whiskey cocktails and creative sushi dishes, it's no surprise this place is already packing people in

Just a bit west on bustling Pine Street from sibling restaurant Suika, Tamari Bar (500 East Pine) opened on Valentine’s Day styling itself as a “new-style Izakaya.” An Izakaya is a neighborhood Japanese pub of sorts, a spot for more relaxed, often after-work, drinking and eating. And Tamari Bar definitely has an informal, friendly vibe,…

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You Need to Go Try the Japanese Buckwheat Noodles at Kamonegi

One of Seattle's few makers of soba has a new restaurant in Wallingford

Most soba dishes at Kamonegi are available as cold noodles to swipe through a warm dipping sauce (as shown here) or in a bowl of hot soup broth. (And yes, that’s a fish fin in the sake.)

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These Colorful Pop-Up Shop Doughnuts Are a Food We Love

Pastry chef Mi Kim's Raised Doughnuts is finding legions of sweet-toothed fans

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Pastry chef Mi Kim has tapped into the pleasure center of our collective psyche with her take on a basic breakfast sweet: the humble doughnut. Although in her hands, these raised rings are anything but humble. Kim launched her Raised Doughnuts  pop-up shop…

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This Seattle Chef Makes Award-Winning Burgers

Brian Cartenuto at Queen City Grill in Belltown beat out Iron Chef Morimoto at the Best of the Burger Bash last year, and he's made Monday into Burger Night in Seattle.

Queen City Grill might be best known for its stellar Italian menu, but — shocker! — this Belltown restaurant also makes one of the BEST burgers in the city. Really! And they’re just $10 on Mondays, which is officially known as Burger Night. This retro cool restaurant that dates back to the early 1900s changed…

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These Seattle Convenience Stores Actually Have Great Fried Chicken

Here's your somewhat definitive guide to fried chicken under heat lamps.

For a long time, eating the hot food at a convenience store was a surefire sign of a problem. But meals sitting under heat lamps have evolved somewhat, and fried chicken is at the top of the food chain. Why? Because it keeps well, has limited expectations, and can be easily made with the finite…

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Ballard Bistro Joli’s Ricotta Cavatelli is a Food We Love

Joli's French-Italian food is best in cavatelli form.

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. A comedic miscommunication with my charming Italian host dad while I was studying abroad in 1997 turned me off eating bunnies for at least a decade. But recently, I’ve changed my tune: Rabbit, as a source of protein, can be both sustainable and…

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The United States of Food: Seattle’s Boom Is Bringing Food From All Over the Country

When you yearn for a taste of home -- whether that's a Philly cheesesteak or a New England lobster roll -- we're here to help you find it in Seattle.

Never mind those grease stains. Fatty cuts like these ribs and brisket from Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ benefit most from the low-and-slow barbecue method

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8 Dishes that Prove the West Coast is the Best Coast

Fresh produce and the bounty of the land (and sea) reign supreme.

Kona Kitchen does Hawaiian—and Spam right—on a breakfast plate with eggs, in musubi and on this Da Kanack Attack lunch platter

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Seattle Finally Has Great Southern Food

Nashville hot chicken, North Carolina biscuits and gravy, Alabama grits and more.

The Nashville hot chicken from Sisters and Brothers in Georgetown can be awfully spicy, so start with the Seattle Hot (otherwise known as mild)

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The Best New York and Chicago Style Pizza in Seattle

Volumes could be—and have been—filled based on people’s regional pizza preference. Our philosophy: Why choose when we have access to so many options

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue, as part of the cover story, “The United States of Food.” Click here to subscribe. 1. Bill’s Off BroadwayMidwestUnlike these other places that serve pizza exclusively, Bill’s has a whole menu of additional sandwiches and entrées that match the sports bar vibe. It’s a popular destination for…

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5 Favorite Regional Takes on the Hot Dog

From Seattle to Chicago to NYC.

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue, as part of the cover story, “The United States of Food.” Click here to subscribe. A map of regional hot dogs around the country would likely feature at least as many different combinations of condiments, dogs and garnishes as there are states in the union. You can’t quite…

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Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…