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September 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Book reveals everything you didn’t know about apples

Have you ever wondered: that apple a day, the apple of our eye, the one that doesn’t fall far from the tree … just what kind of apple is it? In Rowan Jacobsen’s new book, “Apples of Uncommon Character” (Bloomsbury, $35), we see their stunning variety, with Jacobsen spotlighting more than 100 types of…

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Comments | More in Cookbooks | Topics: apples, Apples of Uncommon Character, cookbooks

August 29, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Second Helpings: Il Terrazzo Carmine

Pioneer Square is a neighborhood in transition but 30-year-old Il Terrazzo Carmine remains a beacon of gracious, old-school Italian dining, from start–a lavish antipasti array with a basket of Grand Central Bakery ciabatta– to finish: leftovers tucked into take-home bags with red tissue paper, like a parting gift. Today’s review of Il Terrazzo

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Comments | More in Restaurants | Topics: Il Terrazzo Carmine, Intermezzo Carmine, Providence Cicero

August 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Chef changes Aragona to ‘give people what they really crave’

Letting go is hard when you are relinquishing something you love. But once Jason Stratton gave voice to the idea of changing the Spanish-themed Aragona, the less-than-a-year-old downtown restaurant, to the Italian-focused Vespolina, coming to terms with the decision was surprisingly easier than he thought it would be. “The reception to Aragona was very mixed,”…

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Comments | More in Food and Restaurant News, New Restaurants, Restaurants | Topics: Aragona, Artusi, Jason Stratton

August 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Chat rewind: Critic Providence Cicero discusses longtime favorite restaurants

Seattle Times restaurant critic Providence Cicero and food editor Kathleen Triesch Saul were available for an online chat about the “Second Helpings” series and more, on Thursday, August 28. Read their recommendations here. In this series, critic Providence Cicero is re-evaluating restaurants last reviewed 10 or more years ago. Reviews from the series: Cafe Juanita: Northern Italian…

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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

August 22, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Second Helpings: Camp Korey and The Dining Room at Salish Lodge

Wanna dish about restaurants then and now? Join Seattle Times restaurant critic Providence Cicero and food editor Kathleen Triesch Saul for an online chat about the “Second Helpings” series and more, Thursday, August 28 at noon. British-born Steven Snook is the newest executive chef at The Dining Room at Salish Lodge, reviewed today in The…

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Comments | More in Restaurants, Upcoming Events | Topics: Camp Korey, Providence Cicero, Salish Lodge

August 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Adios to Aragona: Downtown restaurant’s concept changes to Italian

Aragona, Jason Stratton’s nine-month-old nod to Spanish cuisine, won’t be around much longer. Stratton confirmed rumors that he is changing the downtown restaurant’s concept to Italian, matching his Capitol Hill ventures, Spinasse and Artusi. The new restaurant will be called Vespolina. Though not quite ready to reveal all the details, Stratton says…

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Comments | More in Food and Restaurant News, Restaurant Closures, Restaurants | Topics: Aragona, Artusi, Jason Stratton

August 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Westward makes list of America’s best new restaurants

Westward, the Lake Union restaurant that’s won raves for both style and substance, was named one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appetit magazine. Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton, a well-traveled diner who makes consistently smart picks, named Westward #5 in the country for its “stunning waterfront setting,…

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Comments | Topics: Bon Appetit, Josh Henderson, Westward

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