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January 22, 2015 at 2:31 PM

News you can eat: Only one new restaurant in Seattle this week (?!), awful meat experiments, free pizza and more

NEWLY OPEN Is it possible that only one new restaurant has opened in Seattle in the last week? It appears so: Thai Thani Kitchen is it. “Thani” is pronounced “tah-NEE,” and manager Fon Pongpaitoon explains it means “town” in Thai. Located in the Denny Triangle/South Lake Union, it’s a sibling to Thai Thani in…


Comments | Topics: Ms. Helen, Restaurant Roux, Thai Thani Kitchen

December 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

News you can eat: Ice cream crisis, melted cheese miracle, more

SNOQUALMIE ICE CREAM RECALLED: Listeria was found at the Snoqualmie production facility and in some tested ice cream. Because Snoqualmie makes their ice-cream base, Molly Moon’s and Full Tilt are closed today. Also possibly impacted: any Snoqualmie-produced ice cream in your freezer. Find out how to check it. MORE>>> MAMMOTH OPENS: This “beer and sandwich lover’s destination” opened…


Comments | Topics: 500 East, Mammoth, Raclette Seattle

December 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM

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


(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


Comments | More in cocktails, Drinks, Food news, Holidays | Topics: Eggnog, Sun Liquor, Tan Vinh

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




Comments | Topics: Ethan Stowell, Restaurant Zoe, Tan Vinh

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…


Comments | Topics: Andrew Friedman, Liberty, Tan Vinh

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.


Comments | Topics: Ba Bar, Brass Tacks, limepocalypse

April 7, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Elysian hires Murray Stenson for its new cocktail bar


Murray Stenson returns to the cocktail scene to the Elysian bar in downtown, set to open in May

Murray Stenson returns to the cocktail scene to the Elysian bar in downtown, set to open in May



Murray Stenson fans, you just have to wait one more month before you see the living legend behind the bar again.

In May, Stenson will be a part of what is  arguably the biggest cocktail bar opening in Seattle in 2014 –  The Elysian Bar at 1516 2nd Ave. (between Pike and Pine) in downtown.

The Elysian Brewing Co , one of the largest breweries in the state, is making a foray into craft cocktails. It’s late to this game, but they’re sparing no expense to play catch up, making some splashy hires.


Comments | Topics: Elysian, Murray Stenson, Tan Vinh

April 2, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The popular drink in Seattle bars that you can make at home

The popular Sherry Cocktail served at Canon.

The popular Sherry Cocktail served at Canon.

From the mid-to late 19th century, the Sherry Cobbler was one of the most popular cocktails  in America. It also made using  a  straw cool. This lost classic is making a comeback around Seattle. (Check out our story here.) It also happens to be very easy to make at your place.

Below is the  recipe from Bellocq in New Orleans, the bar that  helped make the Sherry Cobbler trendy two years ago.


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