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Sbrocco, Samuelsson Bring the Shine to the 2012 Taste of Tulalip

Sbrocco, Samuelsson Bring the Shine to the 2012 Taste of Tulalip

The Tulalip Resort stands like a beacon along the stretch of Interstate 5 between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. It beckons weary travelers like an oasis in the desert, the brightly lit black and white orcas adorning the multilevel hotel beaming amongst a sea of strip malls and outlet shopping. Inside, the resort is […]

November 14, 2012 | By
Seattle’s Ethan Stowell Raises Funds for Fetal Syndromes

Seattle’s Ethan Stowell Raises Funds for Fetal Syndromes

I was nearly through my meal at Staple and Fancy in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood when I met chef Ethan Stowell for the first time last fall.  Friends with my dining companion, spirits man Rocky Yeh, Stowell stopped by our table that evening after returning from a catering, weary but friendly. General chitchat commenced, shifting from off-site […]

April 3, 2012 | By
Emerald City Love at the 2012 Seattle Wine and Food Experience

Emerald City Love at the 2012 Seattle Wine and Food Experience

I was still eating like a Midwesterner when I moved across the country to Seattle nearly fifteen years ago. Fresh from college – and college fare – I was fierce about my love of chain restaurants and comfort foods. Even in a culinary mecca like the Emerald City, I still clung to my fried mozzarella, […]

February 29, 2012 | By
Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Oh, how I wish I could make it to every luxurious food, wine, and spirits event there is. Flying to and fro – Europe, Asia, Australia – eating, traveling, writing. It took Bourdain a few years to finally get to that point, and it’ll take me a few years to get to that point, too, […]

February 15, 2012 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: The Business of Street Food

Daily Blender Exclusive: The Business of Street Food

Like many, I’ve been increasingly intrigued by the ongoing saga of street food. Growing at mind-boggling rates, mobile vendors have sprung up in cities across America, leaving city and state lawmakers scratching their heads and scrambling to enact new regulations, while traditional restaurateurs are left baffled at how to manage the customer ebb and flow […]

December 9, 2010 | By
The Short Buzz: The Bartender Wears Prada

The Short Buzz: The Bartender Wears Prada

In my days in the restaurant industry, I’ve worn many different hats. Donning a suit and tie as a Food and Beverage Director was a bit more cumbersome than the weathered jeans and sport coat attire of a General Manager. As a career barman, I’ve worn a variety of getups behind the stick. But I’ve […]

September 30, 2010 | By
The 2010 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Best New Chefs Dinner

The 2010 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Best New Chefs Dinner

This year’s Best New Chefs dinner was certainly the big event of the weekend at the 2010 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Last year’s evening of culinary stars was one of my favorite experiences, so I made sure to arrive early this year for plenty of photos and pre-mob food tasting. I also made […]

June 25, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

The latest issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller features a review on chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Australian location, which is surprisingly two restaurant concepts in one spot. With a development price tag of nearly $300 million, Ramsay’s maze and maze grill opened in Melbourne in mid-April to mixed reviews. According to the GT article, maze, the […]

June 10, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Delicious Ways to Celebrate The New Year

Friday Five: Five Delicious Ways to Celebrate The New Year

Welcome 2010! Joining a long list of fellow revelers, you might be staring at this column through blurry eyes and dull head pain. Pull yourself together and get thee to one of my picks below to turn that frown upside down. And best wishes for this new year. 1) Portland’s St. Honoré Boulangerie. Celebrating the […]

January 1, 2010 | By
Chef Thomas Keller Talks Ad Hoc At Seattle’s Bastille

Chef Thomas Keller Talks Ad Hoc At Seattle’s Bastille

Chef Thomas Keller is running a little late. The back bar at Seattle’s Bastille restaurant is bustling, awaiting the arrival of the evening’s guest of honor. While the kitchen prepares a delicious array of bites from the chef’s latest cookbook, ad hoc at home, a crowd of media types mingles about, noshing on lobster rolls […]

December 14, 2009 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef David Chang

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef David Chang

Strolling into a West Seattle restaurant on a dreary November afternoon, the man himself enters nearly unnoticed. Revered in writeups and showered with culinary awards, Chef David Chang remains a humble cook, without entourage, without fanfare, and generally in a friendly state. All despite his rock star status.

December 1, 2009 | By
An Urban Picnic from Seattle Chefs Collaborative

An Urban Picnic from Seattle Chefs Collaborative

Thanks Jennifer, this was a real treat for me.  And playing the part of a legit foodie with a refined palate was no small feat.  So many amazing chefs were on deck, it was hard to control my enthusiasm. The Stage: A breezy, sunlit day atop Rainier Square in downtown Seattle. The Cast: Elite chefs […]

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