Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Tutta Bella Serves Presidential Pie, Belle Clementine Offers Meal Series Subscriptions

Plus: Grant Achatz seeks Seattle dining advice, Woodland Park Zoo teams up with Caffe Vita to save tree kangaroos and bring us coffee, and more.

By Anne Larkin February 22, 2012

Hot Cakes’ molten take-n-bake chocolate cakes are now available online. Photo courtesy of the Hot Cakes website.

Belle Clementine, the communal supper club, will be making subscriptions to its Seasonal Meal Series available today, the 22nd. Sign up in advance for a spot at one of the shared tables for multiple springtime meals and make yourself a Clementine regular.

Tutta Bella was lucky enough to make a pie for President Obama when he was in town last week. They crafted a spicy pizza topped with local peppers and sausage, appropriately titled “Il Presidente.” It’ll be on sale at all Tutta Bella locations this week, reports the Seattle Times.

Autumn Martin’s Hot Cakes are now available nationwide via her website. She’s opening a shop on Ballard Ave this spring, but to hold you over till then, her take-and-bake cakes, sauces, and cookies are all available online.

Grant Achatz, internationally lauded chef of Chicago’s molecular gastronomy mecca Alinea, is coming our way this weekend and Twitterland is full of suggestions about where he should eat. Tilth? Canlis? Walrus and the Carpenter? Chime in.

It’s James Beard season, and Seattle’s food folk have earned a lot of nominations. Shining Northwest stars from places like Cafe Juanita, Spinasse, Boat Street Café, and more are up for awards. Canlis took home three nominations, including Best Chef Northwest for Jason Franey, the first year the chef was eligible.

Woodland Park Zoo and Caffe Vita have teamed up to bring the first ever coffee from the isolated Yopono Uruwa Som forests of Papua New Guinea to Seattle. After the forested region became a protected conservation area, Woodland Park’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation program and the coffee company stepped in to help farmers create a sustainable, profitable coffee crop. The tasty and sustainable coffee is available at all Caffe Vita locations and Woodland Park ZooStores.

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