Food News Roundup

The Weekly Food File: Dumplings in Fremont, Brunch at Via Tribunali

Food news you should know about.

By Clancey Denis March 3, 2011

Winner: Jason Franey of Canlis.

Three-course dinner deals at 45 restaurants, it can only mean one thing: Dine Around Seattle is here.

BuiltBurger is now building burgers on Thursday evenings and on Sundays from 10-4.

The promising Dot’s Delicatessen is settling on the carnivorific corner of Fremont and 43rd, right next to Uneeda Burger.

Have pizza for breakfast at Via Tribunali on Queen Anne. The pizzeria begins brunch service this Sunday, March 6, from 10-2.

Canlis’s hefty vote-getting publicity push (they scaled the Space Needle, folks) paid off: Jason Franey is the Northwest victor of Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef contest.

Speaking of Canlis, it seems the scavenger hunt thing refuses to die is going strong: John Howie of John Howie Steak and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar is hiding toy cows and toy starfish in downtown 425. Find a toy, get a meal. Keep tabs on clues via Facebook or Twitter.

And five First Avenue restaurants— BOKA, Fonté, Japonessa, TASTE, and Pike Brewing Company —are teaming up for Find It On First. On the first Tuesday of the month (it ends in July) visit any of the eateries to answer trivia questions, find hidden things, and earn stamps. Collect stamps from all five, get discounts and free food.

Ballard Bistro has replaced Rizzo’s French Dip on 15th Ave, says My Ballard, adding the cafe serves a limited menu of pancake sandwiches, French dips, and more. Also north of Ship Canal, Fremont’s Lenin gets a taste of the motherland: Pel’Meni is dishing out Russian dumplings just around the corner from the statue.

Ivar’s makes Frommer’s list of top ten airport restaurants in the US. No Dish D’Lish?

PCC Farmland Trust’s Local Chefs for Local Farms dinner series starts on March 22 at Tilth. On the menu: sunchoke soup with crab; heirloom bean cassoulet with truffle butter; poussin with leeks and potatoes; and Theo chocolate ganache cake. $125 gets you dinner, wine, and a panel discussion with chef Maria Hines and local farmers. Call 206-633-0801 to reserve.

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