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December 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM

You can get Sun Liquor’s famous eggnog starting…right now

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(Update Dec. 17:  Don’t have a car to get to Total Wine? Here’s your chance to score a bottle if you’re around Capitol Hill. Sun Liquor will be selling its eggnog today, starting at 4 p.m. at its distillery at 512 E.Pike St. for $45. It usually sells out.)

Rain or sleet, doesn’t matter. Every Christmas, hundreds of folks line up in front of Sun Liquor for the bar’s famous eggnog.

Now you don’t have to wait in the cold. Sun Liquor’s famous 30-day aged eggnog is available, starting Dec. 12 at

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October 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

How to make Skillet’s famous kale Caesar and poutine at home

You can make these Skillet classics, kale salad and poutine, at home. Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

You can make these Skillet classics, kale salad and poutine, at home. Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

Our happy hour last week was Skillet in all of its gluttonous bacon- jam-burger-and-poutine-glory. Have you been? If not, here’s your chance to sample  Skillet’s greatest hits – bacon jam burger, poutine, kale Caesar and fried chicken – in one sitting. All their classics are now offered in smaller portions during happy hour.

Or maybe you’re not the barhopping type. Well, we have some Skillet recipes to try at home – its kale Caesar, arguably Seattle’s most famous kale dish and its spin on the poutine. Enjoy.

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October 9, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Seattle cocktail bar named one of the world’s best

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Co owner and bar manager Jamie Boudreau is responsible for the acclaimed whiskey collection at Canon. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

(Update. 1:22 p.m.  Canon ranked No. 6 on the list of World’s Best 50 Bars. And for the third year in a row, Artesian in London was named Best Bar in the World. See ranking below. )

As if Canon  wasn’t hard enough to get in to on a Saturday night – now comes news that Seattle’s favorite cocktail den has been anointed one of the World’s Best Bars.

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July 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

A toast to former Seattle Times reporter E.B. White (Yeah, that E.B. White)

So, it’s E.B. White’s birthday on July 11. I propose we hoist a cocktail in honor of the most famous Seattle Times reporter. Yes, it’s true, the author of “Charlotte’s Web” and co-author of every writer’s bible, “The Elements of Style,” used to live the ink-and-paper life, tapping away on our metro desk from September 1922 to June 1923 before he was, uh, fired.

Charlotte's Web author E.B. White was a reporter at the Seattle Times from Sept. 1922 to June 1923. Photo archive

Charlotte’s Web author E.B. White was a reporter for the Seattle Times. Photo archive

 

White reflected on his time with the Times:

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June 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Sun must be out: many bars and bistros will show off their new patios this week

For a city with such a rainy reputation, Seattle seems to be filled with all sorts of watering holes and bistros bent on turning every nook  into a patio or sidewalk cafe. Below are some spots that are opening up new outdoor dining or drinking areas.  And if you’re looking for alfresco spots to hangout, check out our Top 10 places to drink outdoors this summer.

We’ll start with the biggest news. The most ambitious rooftop bar to open this summer will debut today (June 12).

Grab your shades. It's time for outdoor drinking. Little Water Catina on East Lake is one of our top picks for drinking this summer. PHOTO by Marcus Yam

Grab your shades. It’s time for outdoor drinking. Little Water Cantina on East Lake is one of our top picks for drinking this summer. Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times

 

 

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May 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Watch Liberty’s Andrew Friedman turn liquor bottles into cocktail glasses

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”3055059830001″/] For a drink geek, one of the great joys of  drinking at Liberty is guessing where the glassware comes from. Often, your cocktail or bourbon pour is served in a collins glass or other vessel that, in its previous life, was a whiskey or gin bottle. I asked Liberty bar owner Andrew Friedman to show…

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May 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Nora Ephron’s favorite Tom Douglas recipe

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The late Nora Ephron.

Monday is the late Nora Ephron’s birthday. Most locals know her from “Sleepless in Seattle,”  but true Ephron fans know she’s more than just a chick-flick director and screenwriter. Of her many talents, she was also a great cook and party host.
In her honor, we’re posting her favorite party dip, which happens to be the crab recipe of Seattle’s Tom Douglas.

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April 15, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Lime shortage puts the squeeze on local bars and restaurants

A lime garnish? You won't see that anymore on your cocktail with this lime shortage. Photo by Genevieve Alvarez / The Seattle Times

A lime garnish? You won’t see that anymore on your cocktail with this lime shortage. Photo by Genevieve Alvarez / The Seattle Times

You may not be familiar with “limepocalypse” but if you eat out, and especially if you drink out, you felt it – through your wallet or through your taste buds. Something doesn’t taste right.

There is a  lime crisis, with bad weather and a disease killing citrus trees, which has  caused a shortage in Mexico, the world’s largest lime producer and exporter.

A case (175 limes) goes for around $110-$130, three times higher than what it cost in February.  And to make matters worse, bartenders complain that  due to the poor crop, the lime produces only a half-ounce of juice. (It’s an ounce per lime in a good year.)

In recent months, the price of limes has skyrocketed. In a story that’s stranger than fiction, the Mexican drug cartels now are hijacking lime trucks and selling limes on the black market.

If you don’t think this affects you, check your favorite watering hole or your local Mexican and Vietnamese restaurants. Some taco trucks now serve a wedge of lemon with carnitas tacos.

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Comments | Topics: Ba Bar, Brass Tacks, limepocalypse

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