Food News Roundup

The Weekly Food File: Fremont’s Getting a Mini-Pie Shop, Free Cupcakes, and More

Food news you should know about.

By Lindsey Hall November 4, 2010

Get a free Trophy cupcake at the Bravern November 6.

As poll workers tally the final ballots, The 5 Spot on Queen Anne invites you to celebrate the end of campaign season with a DC-inspired menu. Selections include starters—“left wing-right wing” chicken wings, “Rush Limballs,” a combo of fried ham, cheese, and macaroni—and four East Coast–inspired entrees, including a classic Chesapeake Bay soft shell crab BLT. Individual items $6–$18.

For the month of November Anthony’s Restaurants are offering a full lobster meal, complete with your choice of clam chowder or a garden salad and a side of basmati rice, for $20.

A forthcoming street vendor, Blue Truck Special, hosts a four-course, sit-down dinner November 7 at Swirl Wine Bar. Brian O’Connor of Blueacre Seafood will guest chef. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets.

Saturday is “Fan Appreciation Day” at the Bravern’s Trophy Cupcakes. Stop by between 11am and 3pm to cash in on a free cupcake and a chance to win prizes.

Silvana Nardone, author of Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy Delicious Meals, passes through town on November 6 to promote her new book. Nardone and the Molly Moon’s ice cream truck will hop around the city, starting at Showbox at the Market at 11am, then Buggy in Madrona at 12:30, and Eat Local in Queen Anne at 2pm. She’ll end her route with a cooking demo at Diane’s Market Kitchen at 4pm. Cooking demonstration tickets are $45 and include a signed cookbook. Order tickets online.

Nancy Leson has details of an upmarket vegetarian joint to open downtown in Rainier Square: Kailash. Seattle Culinary Academy’s Greg Atkinson will assume the position of executive chef, and local cocktail pro Kathy Casey will develop the drinks menu. Look for Kailash in early spring.

Marjorie is postponing its Truffle Dinner due to difficulties acquiring Italian White Truffles, says the restaurant’s blog. The dinner, originally scheduled for November 14 , will now take place December 12.

The Herbfarm reinvents potatoes with the “Uber Tuber” menu, a three-week potato feast beginning November 5. Highlighting nine different varieties, the lineup will feature the root vegetable in solo dishes and paired with local seafood, fowl, and meats. $179–$185/adult, reservations required; call the restaurant for details.

The Fremont Universe blog reports on a new sweet and savory mini-pie shop that is shooting to open by early December.

On November 7 Tavolata inaugurates a monthly Sunday Feast series. The main ingredient of this month’s $45 four-course dinner is lamb. Next up: lobster on December 5. Call 206-838-8008 to reserve a spot.

And, in case you missed it, Oddfellows has a new chef and the Queen Anne Homegrown is now open.

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