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June 13, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Well fed and well read: weighty issues, Bruni loves Seattle

My weekend started off with a with a Friday evening showing of “Super 8.” Nate loved it, and I agree wholeheartedly with my movie-maven Moira McDonald’s review. After the show we had a hankering for Korean food and ended up at Chung Sol in Lynnwood for barbecue and an impressive array of banchan. And oh, Sunday morning. Coffee. A leisurely reading of the Sunday papers. Don’t I wish: too much on the agenda. That said, by day’s end, I devoured several great cover stories you should not miss.

Banchan (aka Korean side dishes) at Chung Sol, and my Sunday papers, providing much food for thought.

One is the Seattle Times coverage of childhood obesity, “Feeling the Weight,” an in-depth look at the issue that plagues us all — whether we realize it or not. In it, my colleague Maureen O’Hagan investigates the subject on many levels: emotionally, politically and (with the help of our photographic team) visually. I’d also encourage you go online today (Monday) with your questions as the Seattle Times hosts a live chat from noon to 1 p.m. with a pediatrician and dietitian. (I’m tuning in. And what do you want to bet they’d say yes to banchan, and no to that nasty popcorn and soda we ate at the movies.)

And what can I say about the New York Times’ Sunday Travel section coverage of the Seattle-area food scene? That it was beautiful and brilliant. That Frank Bruni wrote a love story about our city and its restaurants (including several I adore). That I’m insanely jealous he’s gotten to the Willows Inn on Lummi Island and I have not yet been. Yep. That about sums it up. Read his take right here.

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