New Skillet downtown location

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Starting this week, Skillet Street Food‘s weekly downtown location will be on the corner of Boren and Denny Avenue.  I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be working remotely on an upcoming Wednesday. And if that doesn’t fit your schedule, you can stop by Skillet at the upcoming Pioneer Square Fire Festival on July […]

The Corson Building: a community food gathering place

Friday, July 4th, 2008

We’ve been fans of Sitka and Spruce since it opened, so when we heard last year that chef Matt Dillon was opening his second place, The Corson Building, we could hardly wait.  Whereas Sitka and Spruce is generally first-come-first-served, The Corson Building is reservations-only.  They’re only open for dinners a few nights a week, usually […]

SIFF film: Good Food

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

We’ve purchased our tickets to Wednesday evening’s SIFF documentary Good Food.  This will be the world premiere of the film, but there is another screening Saturday afternoon, too. This lively tour of various Washington state farms and ranches that have adopted healthier organic methods in raising their products offers several lucid arguments in favor of […]

Lark’s Whole Beast Dinner

Monday, April 28th, 2008

We had been looking forward to the dinner all day.  Traffic was light and we arrived early for the 3rd annual Whole Beast Dinner at Lark last Monday.  We nibbled on marinated olives and Marcona almonds and sipped Cava while we read over the evening’s menu.  There were two different animals featured, one pig and […]

Edible plants

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Don’t miss this weekend’s edible plant sale, put on by the Seattle Tilth each spring.  We go each year to pick up plants for our garden (although we will unfortunately miss this year’s sale!), and we’ve learned that you’ve got to get there early for the best selection – the line starts a good half […]

Victrola goes to Guatemala

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I really like how the folks at Victrola take the time to share their passion for coffee with the public, whether it’s weekly coffee cuppings, or events like this mentioned on their blog: If you’ve ever wondered what all these coffee roasters are doing when they “go to origin,” please come to the cafe and […]

Dine Out (or In) for Life

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Thursday of next week is the annual event to raise money for AIDS, Dining Out for Life.  On April 24th, restaurants around Seattle will donate a portion of your bill to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. The list of participating restaurants has gotten long over the 15 years this fundraiser has been going on, so there’s got […]

Txoko at Txori

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Last month, we mentioned that Txori was starting up a new monthly dining event called Txoko.  This past Monday was the first event, and we thought we’d do a follow-up posting as part of the first Seattle Restaurant Review 360 event.  The Herbivoracious blog started this new food blogger event, where bloggers around the city […]

The whole beast

Friday, March 14th, 2008

A date has been set!  Eric and I have been waiting to see when Lark would be hosting their next Whole Beast Dinner.  We went last year and had a really great time.  This year is their third annual Whole Beast Dinner, and it’s going to be on Monday, April 21.  They’re ordering a pig, […]

Txori starts monthly gastronomic society

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

The blog postings are coming a bit fast and furious this weekend because Eric and I have been sick for weeks on end and realized that we haven’t gone out to eat much in the last couple months.  So now that we’re feeling better, we’re going a bit overboard this weekend making up for it. […]

Dine Around Seattle in March

Monday, February 25th, 2008

It’s nearly that time again.  The month of March is Dine Around Seattle (formerly 25 for $25), where 30 restaurants offer three-course $30 dinners Sunday through Thursday nights.  In past offerings, we’ve found Nell’s to have excellent choices, almost a steal for the $30, so we’ll definitely have to try theirs again.  Campagne and Nishino have […]

Dine for Darfur

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

On Tuesday, March 4, you can put your dining dollars toward a good cause.  Seattle restaurants are teaming up for “Dine for Darfur,” where 25% of your food and drink purchases are donated toward Darfur relief efforts. Participating restaurants are listed on You can try the new Tutta Bella in South Lake Union or […]