Archive May 2016

May 31, 2016

A Maple Among the Evergreens

I’m amazed when I walk into a place and am immediately transported to a far off exotic location without ever having to actually go anywhere. Steven Han has created such places. Each one deeply immersed in Asian tradition, art and cuisine but fused with modern techniques, ideas and inspiration that stems from a passion and

May 24, 2016

Straight From the Heart

When your sibling restaurants are the ever so popular and successful La Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard and the original Mezcaleria Oaxaca in upper Queen Anne carrying the family name leaves you with a lot to live up to. Opened in February of 2014 on the corner of Pine and Summit in a 3,000 sq.

May 22, 2016

Oysters on the Half Shell

The Taylor family has been farming shellfish in the Puget Sound for generations and providing us with the best shellfish the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Their story began when Great Grandfather Taylor discovered his true calling in life was oyster farming with the discovery of this little Olympia Oyster in the Totten Inlet. Since

May 17, 2016

The Secret Garden

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away. This escape doesn’t have to involve leaving the city but just going to visit another part of it. Surprisingly one of my favorite places to escape to is nestled right in the heart of downtown Seattle and located right inside The Pike Place Market. So

May 14, 2016

Where the East meets the West

Roshita Shrestha found herself living in Seattle after leaving her native Nepal behind many years ago. Fortunately for us she brought with her years of experience cooking the native foods of her country as well as the native foods of both India and Tibet following years of traveling and immersing herself in these cuisine rich

May 9, 2016

Little Shop Agora

Alexis Saloutos and Nikos Spiliopoulos are the owners of the cutest little shop on 15th Ave. called The Shop Agora. It’s a gourmet specialty foods store featuring a wine cellar, deli, wine bar and serving all things Mediterranean.Their first shop was established in 2007 in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. It was such a

May 8, 2016

No Ordinary Slice

I think it’s safe to assume everybody likes pizza. If you don’t like pizza I can only imagine your going about it the wrong way. And in a city full of pizza joints it’s real easy to go down that wrong road. Fortunately for us, Matt Jacobson and Mikey McKennedy decided they were going to

May 4, 2016

Seas the day at Coastal Kitchen

You know what I love about Coastal Kitchen? I can travel the world one dish at a time from the same bar stool that I sit at regularly. Conveniently located on the corner of 15th and Republican, Coastal Kitchen is an amazing and cozy neighborhood fish and oyster house that changes it’s menu frequently to

May 3, 2016

Setting a new Standard

I love Standard Goods. From the moment I walked in the door and heard 80’s New Wave music playing in the background I knew this place was for me. Owner Jeffrey Gardner (an extremely nice gentleman by the way) decided that after 15 years working in the corporate fashion world at Nordstroms and after years

May 2, 2016

Farm to Fork

Tamara Murphy is a chef first and foremost but she’s also a longtime advocate of farming and sourcing locally. Her restaurant, Terra Plata which means “Earth to Plate” displays Murphy’s love for creating flavorful, delicious and elegant plates inspired by the season’s and made possible by our lovely local growers and producers in this area.