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What We’re Eating Now: January 2017

Senegal’s fish stew, a proper Maine lobster roll, and an unexpectedly bright coffee beer.

By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion December 20, 2016 Published in the January 2017 issue of Seattle Met

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New England lobster roll from Bar Harbor

Lobster Roll at Bar Harbor

It’s Maine in this office building lobby, by way of Pottery Barn, and the toasted white roll spilling meaty lobster in its mayo-chive-celery wash is a (little) plate of sublime. —Kathryn Robinson

Thiebou Djeun at La Teranga 

In this tiny nook, sweet expat Mamadou Diakhate makes winter warmer with Senegal’s national dish: white fish stuffed with garlic and herbs, served over broken jasmine rice, in a chunky stew lit with fire. —KR

Tempura Veggies at Feed Co. Burgers

Not to blaspheme, but crisp-fried wedges of kabocha squash might be a better burger companion than fries? The casual counter, kin to Uneeda Burger and Quinn’s, has a new Central District location; like the Redmond original, there’s a seasonal tempura vegetable on the sides menu.  —Allecia Vermillion

Pike Vita Blonde Coffee Ale

Pike Brewing and Caffe Vita: Two stalwarts from Seattle’s beer and coffee world make one collaborative golden ale that looks like summer but tastes like a brisk January morning. —AV

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