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Take Me Out to Eat at the Mariners Game!

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Leslie Kelly
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Lengua tacos

It’s the Seattle Mariners home opener! Hooray!

While hardcore M’s fans like my husband are pumped about seeing the new players – how about The Beast? Slugger Michael Morse is on fire, right? – I’m psyched about all the new food and drinks showing up around The Safe, especially at Edgar’s Cantina and the Home Run Porch. [Check out this slide show of food pics we got from the preview.] Read more »

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Cooking Tips Picked Up at the Chef's Table at Altura

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Leslie Kelly
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Altura's slow-roasted duck breast,served atop parsley root puree and farro (photographed for our November 2012 issue)

Finally! Got to eat dinner at Altura  on Capitol Hill, Seattle mag’s Best New Restaurant of 2012, at last and, oh, man, it lived up to the lofty expectations. Read more »

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A Toast to the Sparkling Wine Celebrating Marriage Equality

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Leslie Kelly
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During a week when attention was focused on the Supreme Court considering the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Facebook profile pics and Twitter avatars showed pink-on-pink equal signs in support of marriage equality for all, it seems especially fitting to share some sparkling good news:

Égalité, the first-ever wine created in support of equality for gay Americans, has arrived in Washington, making it the first state on the West Coast to carry the fast-growing French bubbly brand. Read more »

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The Best Taste Washington Game Plan? No Plan At All

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Leslie Kelly
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I’m a proud Taste Washington veteran, an old salt, you might even say. I was at the very first Taste, held in the cozy confines of the Paramount Theater back in the 1990s.

The industry was just a whisper then, fewer than 100 wineries. Now, just two decades later, it’s well worth shouting: Washington state wines kick booty! We’re more than 700 wineries strong, a growing number of growers are growing world class fruit. Hello, Napa Valley! You all should be shaking in your over-priced Gucci loafers!! Read more »

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Are Food Writers Part of America's Food Problems?

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Leslie Kelly
Michael Moss Salt sugar fat

I brought Dahlia Bakery’s caramel corn to my meeting last week with Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book Salt Sugar Fat debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. That sweet, rich, just a tiny bit salty treat was my way of testing how evangelical Michael was about preaching the gospel of restraint. Read more »