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 […]

Freezer food

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Hm, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front, haven’t I?  Life has gotten a bit crazy lately, but here I am again.  During crazy times, we often find ourselves digging around in our freezer on weeknights, looking for something that might make a quick and easy dinner.  Which got me to wondering, what do other […]

The year of the Ox

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Omakase at Tojo’s. When our friends Michael and Susan proposed that we make a trip up to Vancouver to celebrate the Chinese New Year, it took us about two seconds to say yes.  It had been a year since our last trip, and we’d been wanting to go back to some of our classic favorite […]

Queso y Vino & Art of the Table

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

We’ve heard good things about Wallingford restaurant Art of the Table since it opened last fall, and finally had a chance to try it this week.  Catherine Reynolds (of Queso y Vino) teamed up with Chef Dustin Ronspies to create a wonderful Catalan wine dinner.  After we enjoyed our banderilla appetizers with Montsarra Cava and […]

A trip to Pal-Do World

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Our new friends Kye and Eric introduced us today to Pal-Do World in Lynnwood.  Kye is Korean American and has eaten her way around most of the Korean restaurants in Seattle – she particularly likes Pal-Do for its soft tofu, and surprisingly, the fried chicken.  She and Eric mentioned how the fried chicken at Pal-Do […]

Five days in San Francisco

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Chez Panisse kitchen; Eric ready for dinner at Chez Panisse; Blue Bottle coffee at the Saturday market. Eric’s f/1 photography group met for a weekend in San Francisco at the end of September.  The two of us flew down a few days early to do some eating, and then my friend Jacki and I […]

Chocolopolis now open!

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Chocolopolis opened on Wednesday to the Queen Anne neighborhood.  Grand opening festivities are scheduled to begin July 15, and Chocolopolis will be participating in the Queen Anne Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 19. Take a look at our previous blog posting about Chocolopolis to learn more about Lauren Adler and her new store.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

When I hear Lauren Adler talk about the nuances of artisan chocolate, I think of someone describing a fine wine.  She explains how all five senses are used to evaluate chocolate: the shininess and color (sight), the snap when breaking off a piece (sound), the texture and smoothness (touch), the aromas (smell), and of course, […]

Anita’s Crêpes serving Wooly Pig ham, plus opening permanent location in Ballard

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Since Anita expanded to the U-District market earlier this year, her crêpes have become part of our Saturday morning routine.  I always wondered why the U-District market had been lacking the yummy prepared foods of other markets around the city.  Anita explained to us that it wasn’t until recently that the U-District market folks finally […]

Mo’s Bacon Bar

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

We were wandering through Whole Foods looking for some chocolate for our macaroons when we noticed a little sign for flying chocolate bacon pigs.  What?  There were no pigs in sight, so we asked someone what this sign was all about.  He took us around the corner to the Vosges Haut-Chocolat display, where there were […]

We finally found a copy

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Three weeks ago, Ronald and Lara mentioned that the first edition of Edible Seattle had hit newsstands.  We went looking and asking at Metropolitan Market, Whole Foods, PCC, and even a bookstore or two, but the stockers hadn’t even heard of it.  Each time we went through a checkout line, one of us would scurry […]

A weekend in Portland

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

It had been almost two years since we’d been down to Portland, Oregon.  Portland has become quite a dining destination in recent years, with skilled chefs opening innovative restaurants constantly.  We spent two nights there this weekend, hoping to whittle down the list of restaurants we’ve been compiling.  While it was one of our more […]