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The Food Files – Week of 6/11

11 Jun

New Restaurants

  • Collections Cafe has opened at Chihuly Garden and Glass. From the pics I’ve seen, the decor was inspired by Chihuly but with a twist. Think musical instruments hanging from the ceiling and vintage radios lining the walls. Looks awesome! The food should be just as tasty.
  • Seattle Center keeps the updates coming with Skillet Counter which should open later this month. Skillet already operates a food truck and a diner but is looking to create a new experience with this latest location. Can’t wait to check it out.

Upcoming Events

  • The Washington’s Brewers Festival is goin’ down this weekend at Marymoor Park (15th-17th). Ticket prices range from $15-$40.
  • Tasting Flight at Woodland Park Zoo will be held on Thursday, June 28th. Tickets are $25-$30.

The Food Files – Memorial Day Edition

28 May

New Restaurants

  1. Heaven Sent, the latest fried chicken spot(s) by Ezell Stephens, recently opened a new location in Seattle. Located at 3427 Rainier Ave. S., the restaurant will also share a space with Willie’s Taste of Soul which is best known for their smoked bbq.
  2. The Blue Grouse opened a couple of weeks ago in Georgetown. According to Allison Scheff of Seattle Magazine, owner Diane Lane turned converted her house into the bar where she serves “snacky foods” (think pizza) and will even feature live music once a month.

Food News

According to Eater, there’s a food cart “pod” springing up in Belltown. A real estate deal went south last year leaving a plot of land on 2nd between Vine and Wall empty. So now, rumor on the street is that food carts from around the city might have a new spot to park it and sling their goods.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market season is upon us! Because I live in South King County-ish, here are a few of my picks in the area:

Renton: Open June – September. 2 locations (Valley Medical Center and Downtown Renton). Tuesday and Sunday, 3pm-7pm.

West Seattle: Open on Sundays year round from 10am – 2pm. Located at The Junction.

Columbia City: Open May – October. Located at South Edmonds St. between 37th Ave s. and the alley at 36th. Wednesdays 3pm-7pm.

For information about other farmers markets in Seattle, see

Henry & Oscar’s: Kickin’ it old school in Belltown

21 May

Henry and Oscar look like cool dudes

Rated | Cool

Revealed | Chill hangout spot in Belltown

Reminds me of | L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole

Last week me and the man had an impromptu date night when we got free tickets to see “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”. We decided to keep the party going down at Henry and Oscars with their late night happy hour. Street parking was plentiful near 4th and Vine which is always a nice way to kick off a night out. When we arrived, things were a bit quiet with just a few folks at the bar and a group of people over by the fireplace (consider that area mine next time!). Music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s welcomed us into our seats near the bar as we settled in for some food and drinks. Our server Marisa was super nice and looked super cute in her uniform that echoed the mid-century style present in other elements of the restaurant.

Chicken Parm Sliders…Nom

From the happy hour menu, I selected the Chicken Parmesan Sliders and the man had the House Made Sausage Sliders. Both were quite tasty although we proabably should have ordered some fries or something else on the because sliders are small (duh Leslie). Although I didn’t partake in any adult beverages that night, the next time I visit I will join the “Henry and Oscars Social Club” which comes with a custom engraved martini glass and a free drink! When it was time wrap it up and head out, Marisa brought us the check with two Hershey’s Kisses. What a sweet ending to date night.

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