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Thumbnail for - Fun With Health Department Warnings
Apr 9, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Was it Matt Dillon who wrote the first smartassy one at the original Sitka and Spruce? That just seems right, though the proof has long since been erased from those old blackboard menus. They’re...
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Apr 2, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Of course you’re not a glutton. But every once in awhile a girl’s gotta eat a burrito as big as a baby. “Ew, yuck,” my daughter winced on walking into Gordito’s Healthy Mexican Food in Greenwood...
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Mar 26, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
“What’s ‘Kitchen Booze’?” my husband mused the other night, over dinner at the Blind Pig Bistro. I looked up and saw it scrawled on the chalkboard above the menu items. “Oh, that just means that...
Thumbnail for - Which Am I More Willing to Give Up: One Year of My Life or a Well-Marbled Rib Eye?
Mar 19, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Last week came the bombshell that consumption of red meat is associated with a higher risk of early death. It was a 20-year study, of more than 120,000 people, done by the reputable Harvard...
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Mar 12, 2012
Critic's Notebook
What’s going on when a restaurant changes its name? Because it’s happening all over town lately. Lots of times a name change signals a change in concept. In recent months Seattle has seen...
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Mar 5, 2012
Critic's Notebook
The fashion now in dining rooms is menu minimalism: Descriptions that may (or may not) list ingredients, but coyly withhold the preparation details diners might reasonably deem critical to their...
Thumbnail for - Rising Trend in Seattle Restaurants: “Only 30 Chickens a Night!”
Feb 27, 2012
Critic's Notebook
We’ve all been to restaurants that run out of stuff—barbecue joints that close when the meat goes, sushi bars that nimbly switch specials according to what disappears, taco trucks that fold up...
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Feb 20, 2012
Critic's Notebook
Readers of a certain age will remember Euell Gibbons’ immortal phrase, “Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible!” from a TV ad for Grape Nuts. For years I wondered which “food” was meant to...
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Feb 13, 2012
Critic's Notebook
Time was not so long ago when a restaurateur who wanted to up the popularity and lower the accessibility threshold of his or her restaurant would simply open a downmarket adjunct next door....
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Feb 6, 2012
Critic's Notebook
Prospective restaurateurs, listen up: Anyone opening a restaurant in the greater Seattle area is legally bound to follow one of three design mandates, on file in the city licensing office. Doubt...
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