Nettletown’s Christina Choi Dead at 34

The much-loved chef and forager suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this month.

By Allecia Vermillion December 29, 2011

Photo via Honey from a Weed.

Oh no. Reports are circulating today that Christina Choi, who charmed Seattle with her restaurant Nettletown, has died. Only 34 years old, Choi passed away December 28 after undergoing surgery for a brain aneurysm earlier this month.

Choi’s family has been chronicling her heartbreaking ordeal on this website, which is already filling up with messages from the restaurant owner and forager’s many friends and fans. The site’s first post says that Choi was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm December 12, "After months of feeling exhausted, having visual changes, moving slower, and having a weak smile." She was scheduled for surgery two days later.

Choi garnered a following among Seattle food folk for her business Foraged and Found Edibles, then for Nettletown, which opened in Eastlake in early 2010 and shuttered unexpectedly this summer. According to Eastlake Ave. Blog, Choi grew up in the Eastlake neighborhood.

Our condolences to the Choi family.

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