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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

June 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Desserts go beyond doughnuts at new Frost; take the doughnut poll

Seattle has no shortage of excellent doughnuts, but the rotating flavors at Frost have made the Mill Creek shop a destination drive nonetheless. Now Frost has gone beyond the doughnut, opening an expanded “dessert lounge” at Mill Creek Town Center serving everything from a dozen daily cupcake flavors to macarons and galettes and wines…

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Comments | Topics: cupcakes, Frost donuts, Mill Creek

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

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.

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Comments | Topics: Elysian, Murray Stenson, Tan Vinh

March 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Pssst, here’s the inside scoop on where to land that Maker’s Mark Seahawks bottle

Photo courtesy of Maker's Mark

Photo courtesy of Maker’s Mark

We here at the AYCE blog like to think we provide a lot of services, but dudes, you can’t place an order for the limited edition Maker’s Mark Seahawks bottles through us. To the guy who requested three bottles and left me his credit card number, thanks, that will come in handy when I vacation in the Methow next month.

But as promised, we try to do our best. I have a source who has seen the Maker’s Mark delivery list, and your best chance of grabbing one of those Seahawks blue-and-green top bottles is at

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March 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hey, 12th Man, why is that Maker’s Mark bottle blue and green?

Photo courtesy of Maker's Mark

Photo courtesy of Maker’s Mark

Those whiskey geeks, they’re always on the prowl, always scanning the web for a rare single-malt or some obscure bourbon. Here’s the latest object of their obsession, or for a good number of those who live in Seattle anyway. It’s, wait for it, Maker’s Mark. But not the available-everywhere, crimson-topped variety. This is  the limited edition Seahawks bottles, in which the iconic red wax-bottle tops were dipped in Seahawks blue and green.

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Comments | Topics: Maker's Mark, Seahawks, Tan Vinh

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