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January 9, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Paseo 2.0: Our sandwich correspondent’s hot take

It’s baaaaaack. (Photo by Jeff Albertson) By Jeff Albertson Special to The Seattle Times I knew something was happening when I smelled the familiar aroma of grilled onions on my morning bike commute coming down Fremont Ave. on Thursday morning. I’ve lived in upper Fremont for nearly eight years now and have woken up to that smell almost…


Comments | Topics: Carribbean Roast, Paseo

January 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM

News you can eat: Paseo’s back(!), Nue opens, Ms. Helen returns, Moon Temple to close and more

Necia Dallas with one of the murals she made for Nue, a new restaurant on Capitol Hill. / Courtesy Nue BRAND-NEW RESTAURANTS PASEO in Fremont: Yes, it’s true — the world’s best sandwich is back, as of today! I talked to the new owner… MORE>>> NUE on Capitol Hill: Owner Chris Cvetkovich worked…


Comments | Topics: Chavez, Coastline, Moon Temple

January 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Paseo reopens! Seattle’s sandwich salvation complete

Ryan Santwire, the new owner of Paseo. (Photo by Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times) Paseo is back, and new owner Ryan Santwire says, “The food is better than ever.” Seattle’s favorite sandwich shop “soft-soft opened” today at its original Fremont location, with no fanfare out of concern for the kitchen getting slammed. “We literally didn’t tell a soul,” Santwire says,…


Comments | Topics: Paseo, Ryan Santwire

January 2, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Second Helpings of Dahlia Lounge and more

The bar at Dahlia Lounge. Photo by Ken Lambert/Seattle Times Today’s review of Dahlia Lounge is the ninth in a Seattle Times series called “Second Helpings.” Introduced last August, the series evaluates restaurants that haven’t been reviewed in 10 years or more, but many of them have had much longer life spans. Dahlia Lounge, the restaurant…


Comments | More in Restaurants | Topics: Cafe Juanita, Dahlia Lounge, Il Terrazzo Carmine

December 31, 2014 at 3:27 PM

News you can eat: Eight shutdowns for the New Year

The Hurricane Cafe is closing permanently New Year’s Day. The building, which is being torn down, served Seattle 24/7 for almost 100 years, first as the Bohemian Continental and then the Dog House before becoming the Hurricane. / Courtesy Hurricane Cafe This column should actually be titled “News you can’t eat.” After plenty of More

Comments | Topics: Arabica Lounge, Cantina Leña, Hurricane Cafe

December 31, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Damn the Weather mixes the perfect mid-winter cocktail

One of the best winter drinks I’ve had in recent months is the Calvados Old Fashioned at Damn The Weather, the newish bar in Pioneer Square. Have you tried it?

The Calvados Old Fashioned is featured at the Pioneer Square bar Damn the Weather. Photo courtesy of Eleanor Lonardo

The Calvados Old Fashioned is featured at the Pioneer Square bar Damn The Weather. Photo courtesy of Eleanor Lonardo

The cocktail is clean and robust. Even better, it’s easy to recreate at home, the perfect drink by the fireplace or while watching the Daily Show.

Below is the recipe courtesy of Damn the Weather owner/bartender Bryn Lumsden.


Comments | More in cocktails, Recipes, Restaurants | Topics: Bryn Lumsden, Damn the weather

December 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

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

When it comes to cheese, Swiss people (and Raclette Seattle) know what to do. / Courtesy Raclette Seattle 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…


Comments | Topics: 500 East, Mammoth, Raclette Seattle

December 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Renee Erickson’s Narwhal oyster truck shut down by the health department

Narwhal will not be at the Westlake and Lenora food pod today because of unforeseen circumstances. Apologies to all who came for our food! — Narwhal (@narwhaltruck) December 18, 2014 Renee Erickson’s Narwhal oyster truck was shut down by the King County Public Health department on Wednesday around noon (the “unforseen circumstances” in the…


Comments | Topics: Narwhal, Renee Erickson

December 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

News you can eat: Zhu Dang opens, Philadelphia Fevre closes, restaurant grading on the way

The interior of Zhu Dang, now open on Olive Way (and open on Christmas Day). (Photo courtesy of Zhu Dang) RESTAURANT NEWS: ZHU DANG is brand-new  in the space where ill-fated nightclub The Social used to be, serving “updated Chinese food” on Capitol Hill. One of its exec chefs comes from dumpling paradise Din Tai Fung; the…


Comments | Topics: Cafe Juanita, Dot's, Philadelphia Fevre

December 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Benihana owner takes over Dot’s space in Fremont

The Dot’s space in Fremont will become Suga in 2015. The small Fremont storefront that used to be Dot’s — chef Miles James’ deli that didn’t survive its transformation into a bistro earlier this year — will house a new venture in 2015: a Japanese restaurant called Suga. The owner is Eriko Sugawara, who has owned the Benihana…


Comments | Topics: Benihana, Dot's Charcuterie & BIstrot, Miles James

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