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November 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

News you can eat: The Nov. 21 week in food

by Bethany Jean Clement Seattle Times Food Writer SPAGHETTI WESTERN is open on Capitol Hill, serving barbecue and, yes, spaghetti. Spaghetti Western is chef/owner Aleks Dimitrijevic’s revamp of his La Bête; he says it’s “a lot more fun,” and it’s definitely more down-home, with Western knickknacks, tin trays, and Sergio Leone–style movies playing on screens above the…

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Comments | Topics: Cherry Street Coffee House, Good Bar, Paseo

November 21, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Recipe for the Paseo sandwich at home: Make your own and let the healing begin

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times A Paseo sandwich was enormous and attracted huge crowds over the course of its 21-year run in Seattle.

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Paseo’s enormous sandwiches attracted huge crowds over the course of its 21-year run in Seattle.

By Bethany Jean Clement

Seattle Times Food Writer

No one had a chance to go to Paseo one last time—that’s what has made Seattle’s great sandwich trauma of 2014 so traumatic. Last week’s overnight shutdown, followed by Paseo’s declaration of bankruptcy, meant that nobody got to say goodbye, using even more napkins than usual to soak up their tears along with the mess from their very last bites of Paseo pork. (It might’ve been construed as a sign of trouble, but last month’s lawsuit in which some former employees alleged they hadn’t been paid overtime or allowed breaks — allegations Paseo denied — went unnoticed.)

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Comments | Topics: Lorna Yee, Paseo

November 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM

With labor suit pending, Paseo’s mystery closure hard for fans to stomach

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times Some folks will really miss Paseo’s famed sandwiches. Matthew Crane lights a candle and leaves a flower Tuesday in front of the shuttered Paseo’s restaurant in Fremont (the Ballard shop closed, too), under a sign saying it closed due to “unfortunate circumstances.”

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Some folks will really miss Paseo’s famed sandwiches. Matthew Crane lights a candle and leaves a flower Tuesday in front of the shuttered Paseo restaurant in Fremont (the Ballard shop closed, too), under a sign saying it closed due to “unfortunate circumstances.”

By Alexa Vaughn

Seattle Times staff reporter

Jaws drop all the time outside the Fremont and Ballard locations of Paseo, ready to take big, sloppy bites out of some of Seattle’s best and most beloved sandwiches.

On Tuesday, customers’ jaws could only drop at the sight of a sign taped to the window of Paseo in Fremont: “Due to unfortunate circumstances, we are closing our doors,” the sign read. “We appreciate all the support and loyalty you have shown us over the years. We will miss you.”

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Comments | More in Food and Restaurant News, Food news, Restaurant Closures, Restaurants | Topics: Fremont, Paseo

November 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Barnraiser debuts a Kickstarter-like platform for sustainable food

We’ve seen plenty of local food-related projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Community Sourced Capitol, and other crowdsourced appeals. Now there’s Barnraiser, a platform “dedicated to sustainable food and agriculture.” The California-based project, founded by Eileen Gordon Chiarello, welcomes plans “from heirloom fruit orchards, savory snack bars, and school gardens to mobile foraging apps,…

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Comments | Topics: Barnraiser, crowdsourcing

October 23, 2014 at 6:15 AM

What is Palestinian couscous?

I’ve eaten a lot of couscous over the years, both locally and overseas. One term I’d never seen until Providence Cicero’s recent review of Eva restaurant, though, was “Palestinian couscous.” She described it as “larger, rounder, sturdier pearls of wheat” than the fregola sarda accompanying another dish, serving with salsa verde as a “dynamic…

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Comments | Topics: Eva, Israeli couscous, Ottolenghi

October 10, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Bill the Butcher closes, In-N-Out gets closer, and more of the week’s food news

If you read the food section regularly, you know about our profile on restaurateur Renee Erickson, our new weekly cookbook feature, and assorted other food news. Here’s a roundup of the best of the rest from other sections and sources: Bill the Butcher closed its six Seattle-area stores, a few days after mattress queen…

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Comments | Topics: Bill the Butcher, Gluten-Free Girl, John Owen

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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Comments | More in Awards and Contests, cocktails, Food news | Topics: Canon, Jamie Boudreau, Tan Vinh

September 12, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Refrigerated tomatoes, Toronado Seattle & the week’s tastiest food news

Happy Friday! It’s been an interesting week in food news. If you follow our Twitter accounts you know some of the food & drink features Times reporters have been reading, writing and sharing over the week. If not, here’s a handy roundup: 1. Got too many tomatoes to use immediately? Daniel Gritzer at…

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Comments | Topics: Ashley Rodriguez, Big Chickie, Mandalay Cafe

August 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

World’s most expensive hot dog is made in Seattle

What does it take to make the world’s most expensive hot dog? The entrepreneurs at Seattle’s Tokyo Dog food truck have snagged the Guinness World Records title for the $169 “Juuni Ban” bratwurst topped with Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, and caviar. The Guinness assessment was that “the ingredients list for…

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Comments | Topics: Eugene Woo, Guinness record, hot dog

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