Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Capitol Hill Burger Exchange, Andrew Zimmern Loves Canlis

Plus: A new flavor at Full Tilt, Ballard Loft’s fourth anniversary, double chocolate biscuits in West Seattle, and more.

January 11, 2012

Help Ballard Loft celebrate its fourth birthday tonight with half-off wine and other rockin’ happy-hour deals.

Late-night favorites Li’l Woody’s and Big Mario’s are teaming up for a two-week long “burger exchange” starting January 15. Li’l Woody’s will be offering Big Mario’s chicken parm sandwich and Big Mario’s will be serving the Trotter hamburger as a pizza.

Table 219 has officially been transformed into comfort-food-dedicated Americana, and is now open for brunch six days a week. Menu items include maple-glazed pork belly with a mozzarella pancake for breakfast, duck confit nachos, and French onion mac n’ cheese for dinner.

Travel Channel’s deep-fried-tarantula-and-frog-heart-eating Andrew Zimmern named Canlis one of his favorite restaurants of the year. We agree.

Curious about raw foods? Thrive is offering a class for raw newbies at the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods tomorrow, January 12, from 6:30 to 8:30. $40 per person, or $70 for two, in Whole Foods’ Eat Well Kitchen.

West Seattle Farmers Market has reopened after its holiday hiatus, with two new vendors: Finnriver Artisan Hard Cider and Spirited Wine and Honest Biscuits . Try sparkling black-currant cider and double-chocolate biscuits with nuggets of Theo’s organic chocolate baked inside on Sunday from 10 to 2.

Avalon is having a birthday too. Pourquoi Pas will play there tonight to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary.

Full Tilt Ice Cream has a brand new morning-inspired flavor: cornflakes. Following famed Momofuku Milk Bar’s—see Christina Tosi’s book in our November 2011 gift guide —cereal milk, the ice cream is speckled with caramelized cornflakes and Full Tilt is already down to the last few scoops. But never fear, a new batch is in the works and will be available at all four locations this weekend.

And it’s not technically restaurant news, but who can say no to Girl Scout cookies? The Girl Scouts of Western Washington are having a food blogger recipe contest —enter for a chance to win the ultimate prize: cases upon cases of Thin Mints and Samoas.

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