Bellingham sweets and eats

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Are you planning some local travel this summer? Maybe you’re heading north across the border, or over to Lummi Island, as we recently did. Or you might be a Canuck heading down our way. Either way you’ll find yourself passing by Bellingham en route, hungry after being on the road or stuck at a border […]


Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Revel certainly has something going for it, considering that I’ve already eaten there four times since it opened last month.  It’s not just that it’s down the street from where I work in Fremont, though that’s certainly a bonus.  What has me coming back each time is knowing that I’ll soon be digging into a […]

Willows Inn on Lummi Island

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Vacations are time for dreaming.  While vacationing in a particularly idyllic spot, I like to imagine myself as a local.  “See that house way up on the bluff?  Wouldn’t that be a beautiful place to live?”  “Or what about this cabin on the waterfront?  I would take a beach walk here every morning.”  Of course […]

Brunch at The Harvest Vine

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Crack buns.  Need I say more?  Nicknamed by Harvest Vine customers who are as enamored as I am with “Carolin’s Sweet Buns,” these buttery pastries truly are addictive.  They go fast, too.  The first time we visited the Harvest Vine for their new brunch, our server had to check with the kitchen to make sure […]

Seattle Beer Week at Delancey

Friday, May 28th, 2010

When we made our reservation for Delancey’s first “family dinner” last November, I was bummed that pizza was missing from the menu plan.  I mean, how can you go to a pizza place and not have the pizza? As it turns out, I didn’t miss it at all.  Don’t get me wrong – I love […]

Nettletown opens on Eastlake

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

One of our favorite Seattle restaurants closed at the end of last year, leaving an open space sandwiched between a Subway shop and a teriyaki place in a strip mall on Eastlake.  Sitka & Spruce will be reopening elsewhere, and its old space has been filled with Nettletown, a restaurant opened this month by Christina […]


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Walk through the farmer’s market at this time of year, and you’ll find fewer produce farmers and slimmer pickings.  Don’t get me wrong, we live in a great part of the country for growing food, and in the winter we still have beautiful greens, apples galore, winter squashes, and carrots to brighten up your bag.  […]

Breakfast for $5? One more week at Toulouse Petit

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

As you walk through the glass-paneled wood doors, you pass below an ornate sign resembling the one hung over sister restaurant Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge next door. This sign, however, is laced with the curves of New Orleans style wrought iron, and reads “Toulouse.” Inspired by the French Quarter, Toulouse Petit opened in lower Queen […]

Wild Beast

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I told myself I’d write about our evening at Lark’s Wild Beast dinner before November was over. I think I’ve gotten it in just under the wire. Ok, maybe not for those of you on the other coast. Somehow time seems to have taken on a whole new quality now with baby, and I have […]

Matsutake season at the newly reopened Shun

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Hm, has it really been three months since we’ve done anything with this blog? We have a small excuse (and he’s really small).  If you read our trip journal in our last posting, you may have noticed that we were expecting our first child.  He arrived a month early, and we’ve been busy getting into […]

Brittany, Normandy, and Paris

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Ok, so it’s been three months since we promised you this blog entry. We’ve been busy enjoying one of the sunniest summers we’ve seen in Seattle in a long time, and somehow time has slipped away faster than we expected.  But we’ve finally got all of the photos from our trip to France together with […]

The Portland food rampage

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Six of us met up in Portland for three days this past weekend for the sole purpose of eating our way around the city.  Our friends Kye and Eric initially proposed the idea so that we could all try their favorite Portland restaurant, Tanuki, and we were immediately on board along with friends Michael and […]