Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Seattle Restaurant Week Begins, Stephanie Izard in Town

Plus: Bluebird Microcreamery in Phinney Ridge, Book Larder opens in Fremont, and more.

By Brian Colella October 13, 2011

Stephanie Izard, she’s just a girl in the kitchen. You can meet her at Book Larder or Urbane in several weeks. Photo courtesy

This Friday is Columbia City Bakery’s sixth anniversary, and to commemorate the bake shop is donating sales to three charities selected by staffers, reports Voracious. Those include the Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Seward Park Audubon Center, and Equal Rights Washington.

Tom Colicchio isn’t the only Top Chef coming to town. On October 31, season four victor Stephanie Izard is signing her book Girl in the Kitchen at the Urbane Coffee Bar inside Hyatt at Olive 8. The event gets underway at 5:30, and spots can be reserved on (Izard also will be at the Book Larder—see below—on November 1.)

Kudos to Pike Place Market for selling only sustainable seafood.

Joining the barrage of new brunch spots: Little Water Cantina. This weekend the Eastlake Avenue hot spot rolls out an eggy menu available Saturday 11–2 and Sunday all day.

The culinary-focused Book Larder opened on October 12. Eater has pictures, and check out for a list of upcoming events (there are a lot).

Bluebird Microcreamery is bringing its small-batch, locally sourced ice cream to a second location at 7400 Greenwood Ave North (the first is on Capitol Hill). Friday is the official opening day.

West Seattle Blog shares details on West Seattle Fish House, now open at 9005 35th Ave SW, which serves fish and chips—menu to expand later—for dine-in or takeout.

Seattle Restaurant Week commences on Sunday the 16th and runs until October 27. This time around, the twice-annual event features a record 153 restaurants in King County where diners can feast on three-course dinners for $28 or three-course lunches for $15 Sunday through Thursday. The full list of participating eateries is available at the official Seattle Restaurant Week site.

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