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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 http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/

The Food Files

9 May

Welcome to the first edition of “The Food Files”! Here’s I’ll share with you the rundown on Seattle area food news, events, and other interesting tidbits. Let’s get to it…

New Restaurants

  1. Although Easy Joe’s isn’t brand new per se, they did get new digs in Pioneer Square recently. At this “American Pub” you’ll find typical diner fare such as burgers but thrown in are a few unusual concoctions as well (Wasabi Grilled Cheese anyone?). http://www.easyjoes.com
  2. Following the trend of food trucks setting up more permanent locations, Cafe Con Leche has setup shop in SODO. Known for their “homestyle” Cuban food, I hear there will also be live music so this is definite must visit on my list! Cafe Con Leche in The Stranger
  3. Speaking of food trucks, Jemil’s Big Easy hit the streets of Seattle slingin’ authentic New Orleans cuisine back in March. Follow them on twitter and/or facebook for info about their daily locations. http://jemilsbigeasy.com/

Food News

Seattle area chefs Tom Douglas and Matt Dillion won James Beard awards for “Outstanding Restauraneur” and “Best Chef: Northwest” respectively. The awards were given out on Monday, May 7th at Lincoln Center in New York City. Consider all of Seattle proud! For a list of all winners, see: http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards

Upcoming Events

  1. Bacon lovers unite! Baconopolis is going down TODAY ( at Palace Ballroom. $25 http://store.tomdouglas.com/baconopolis-p53.aspx
  2. The Seattle Cheese Festival will be held May 19th & 20th at the Pike Place Market. Take part in seminars, demonstrations and more. $0-$40 http://www.seattlecheesefestival.com
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