Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: More Pasta at Il Corvo and Dine Around Seattle Is Coming Right Up

Plus: Cheese field trips with Calf and Kid, Proletariat Pizza delivers, and more.

By Anne Larkin February 29, 2012

Shortened hours means more pasta at Il Corvo.

Melrose Market cheesemonger The Calf and Kid is reviving the elementary school joy of the field trip with day trips to Yarmuth Farms to tour the creamery, pet the baby animals, and eat a big, cheesy lunch.

The bad news: Il Corvo, the fresh pasta joint tucked into a gelato shop, is closing Mondays, cutting its days to Tuesday–Friday. The good news: Owner Mike Easton is closing Monday to have more pasta-making hours, so he will actually be able to keep serving lunch until 3 on the days the shop is open and can have more beautiful specials. (Like ‘naked’ nettle ravioli).

Phinneywood reports that Chuck’s Hop Shop is hosting a beer tasting to raise money for Vision Greenwood Park tonight, Wednesday the 1st, from five to eight.

There’s a new Whole Foods opening soon up north—the grand opening will be on Thursday, March 15. An hour of hoopla begins at 8, and the doors officially open to the public at 9. Then on Saturday, March 17, the store is having a family-oriented celebration from 10 to 2…free samples?

As part of Free First Thursday, the Burke Museum will be opening its Hungry Planet exhibit to the public free of charge. The exhibit explores the interplay between food and culture through photos of families in their markets and homes with a week’s worth of groceries, as well as a special display about traditional Native American foodways.

Proletariat Pizza is trying out a new delivery service—available Monday through Wednesday to addresses nearby the White Center shop, according to Eater Seattle.

On Thursday, March 1, the new Washington liquor legislation kicks in, making it possible for restaurants and bars to work directly with distillers and distributors without the state as a middleman. But things might not really change too much, for now at least.

Food-lover magazine Bon Appetit named the Hot Cakes bacon, oatmeal, raisin cookies served at Stumptown as one of the nation’s best coffee shop desserts. (And they’ve got a recipe!)

On the subject of accolades, Where Ya At Matt was counted amongst the nation’s 20 best food trucks by the most well-known arbiter of taste in the restaurant world, Smithsonian Magazine.

Dine Around Seattle, the 3-courses-for-$30 restaurant extravaganza, begins Thursday, March 1, with more restaurants this year then ever before. Start making your lists and your reservations.

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