Where to Eat: Seattle – 314 PIE Food Truck

With fall approaching, I’m personally reaching for the comfort food. And so I went straight for pie – 314 PIE. 314 PIE is a yearling food truck serving New Zealand-style pies around Redmond, South Lake Union, and Queen Anne. It’s a team of two – Casey Cooper, a former baker hailing from Tom Douglas’s team, […]

Spotlight on Happy Hour: Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

This weeks Spotlight on Happy Hour took me across the water to Bellevue’s Purple Cafe & Wine Bar (also with locations in Woodinville & Kirkland, both of which have the same happy hour, and downtown Seattle but no happy hour is available at that location). If you’ve never dined at Purple, for happy hour or […]

Spotlight on Happy Hour: The Tin Table

My next happy hour adventure brought me back to Capitol Hill to The Tin Table. Part of the Century Ballroom, this quiet, quaint, 2nd floor bar is definitely a hidden gem. If you weren’t looking for The Tin Table, it isn’t likely you’d stumble upon it, but it is definitely worth seeking out. Although Century Ballroom […]

Box Nature Sushi Offers Amazing Curb Side Dining In Downtown Seattle

Sometimes you’re craving something nutritious, but everywhere downtown is fast food-focused or heavy. So when I was invited to visit Box Nature Sushi and try Taka Kuno’s value-priced, healthy rolls I was excited and more than a bit curious. Unlike going to Shiro’s or Wasabi, Box Nature is low on ambience. And it has to […]

Ready to Send Out 2012 in Style? New Year’s Eve Dining in Seattle

As it gets closer to the end of 2012, it’s time to make some resolutions and find a place to celebrate in style. Here are some of the New Year’s Eve options for Seattle, but reserve soon, as they’ll fill up fast. Cafe Juanita Limited seating available from 5pm-10:30pm $135 per person + tax & […]

Taste Fall with ART Restaurant’s Dine Around Seattle Menu

November is a great month for dining out – the $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner Dine Around Seattle menus can be ridiculously great offers, and ART Restaurant’s lunch menu looked to be an incredible deal. So, Dikla and I went to test out their entire lunch menu. All for you lovely readers, of […]

Learn to Entertain Like a Pro at the Willows Lodge Holiday Boot Camp

Willows Lodge, a Northwest retreat in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country located just outside of Seattle, announces the return of  their Holiday Boot Camp, a weekly series of cooking, baking and cocktailing classes aimed to help novices and veterans alike to navigate the challenges of holiday entertaining. “We created this program to offer guests a no-pressure, […]

Come for the Burgers, Stay for the Milkshakes at 8 oz. Burger Bar

8 oz. Burger Bar is kind of a study in Capitol Hill style relaxation. It’s similar to the vintage styling at Lot No. 3, but a bit more casual, with menus that are titled ‘Food Menu’ and ‘Drinks Menu.’  There are TV screens above the bar, a vintage ice chest, and the burger of the […]

Find Plants & Peach Sandwiches At Not-to-Be-Missed Cafe Flora

On the southern edge of the Arboretum in Madison Park, there is this cluster of shops, restaurants, and bakeries, and it just gives off a very casual, friendly vibe. No matter what city I visit when I travel, I always wish I had more time to explore a shop, or grab a bite, particularly at […]

Celebrating 'Spice' At Chan Seattle's Happy Hour

The area around Pike Place Market is definitely tourist central: a place I generally tend to avoid, except for my treks into Sur La Table, or the occasional brunch at Cafe Campagne. This being said, the buzz for Heong Soon Park’s Korean fusion restaurant in Pike Place, Chan, has been infectious – I actually tried to […]

Celebrate Our Salmon at the 20th Annual Salmon Homecoming

Whether you eat salmon in restaurants, hike in our forests, or only eat vegetables, salmon greatly affect the Pacific Northwest ecosystem and our way of life. So it’s time to celebrate our amazing salmon at the 2012 Salmon Homecoming celebration Thursday through Saturday, September 20 – 22 at Waterfront Park. Waterfront Park in Seattle will […]

Hummus And Frying with Kristi Brown-Wokoma, That Brown Girl Cooks

On a gorgeous, go-out-to-a-park kind of day, I hung out with Kristi Brown-Wokoma, Chef Goddess for That Brown Girl Cooks (TBGC). We talked about the upcoming 10th anniversary of her fish fry, her black-eyed pea hummus, and social justice issues, with a side of laughter. You all need to meet her and try her amazing […]

Tame Your Carnivore Friends With Veggie Grill's Tasty Vegan Dishes

Growing up, I hated kale. And brussels sprouts. I don’t actually recall eating either of them; I’m betting I watched enough TV and/or listened to my friends enough to think they were bad things. Considering that I all but live on kale nowadays, I can chuckle at the memory, but it’s impressive how many people […]


Guests love TRACE’s new sustainably sourced sushi menu, and the chefs love to serve it to them. Now everyone can learn how to rock out a sushi roll (made with locally sourced fish, of course) at home with TRACE’s Sushi Seminars, held on three Saturdays, September 15, October 20 and November 10. Classes are held from 2 […]