Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Fire at Amore Infused, Big Mario’s Goes Dark for SOPA

Plus: Where to eat and drink in the snow, and burgers get creative at Brave Horse Tavern.

By Anne Larkin January 18, 2012

Amore Infused owner Sean Langan took to Facebook to share images of his fire-ravaged restaurant with fans and regulars.

Eater Seattle says that the fire that broke out January 15 at Italian food and cocktail spot Amore Infused was caused by an electrical outlet. The blaze caused an estimated $300,000 of damage, and left owner Sean Langan without a kitchen in which to prepare for his five upcoming catering jobs. Langan isn’t sure how long his restaurant will remain closed for repairs and remodeling, but still plans to participate in FareStart’s guest chef night on January 26.

If it’s good enough for Google and Wikipedia, it’s good enough for Big Mario’s. The pizza shop that delivered hot pies to Occupy Seattle protesters this past fall has temporarily shut down its website in support of today’s protests of the federal House and Senate’s Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act.

Tom Douglas’s gastropub Brave Horse Tavern has been calling for burger of the week submissions from patrons, and Seattle Weekly‘s Hanna Raskin reports on some of the more memorable concoctions. The entries have ranged from latke-topped burgers to peanut-butter heavy Elvis burgers. This week’s winner: Jalapeno Heater, a bacon and chuck patty topped with jalapeno poppers, Calabrian aioli, and red cabbage slaw.

In case you haven’t seen Twitter, Facebook, the actual news, or the actual outdoors, it’s snowing today. Some bars and restaurants have called in a snow day (as have most food trucks) but plenty of places are open and catering to the hungry, thirsty, and snowbound.

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