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5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now

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Leslie Kelly
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Tulips have arrived at Pike Place Market!

Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots are easy enough to find.

Here are five damn good reasons why you should go, like right now, to our city’s tastiest treasure: Read more »

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Wine, Beer and Booze Alert: 7 Dates for Your Liquid Calendar

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Leslie Kelly
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The lingering days of winter seem easier to bear with all sorts of fun sipping opportunities in the near future: Read more »

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Updated: Pucker Up! 2013 To Be the Year of the Pickle

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Leslie Kelly
Britt’s Pickles: vinegar-free and delicious

After declaring 2013 to be the year of the pickle (see below), I've been on high alert, looking for tart and crunchy signs that my prediction was on track and -- hooray! -- there's been plenty to cheer. Let's have a toast with a pickle juice Bloody Mary from Seatown! Read more »

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Scouting New Zealand's Food Scene with Marx Food's CEO

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Leslie Kelly
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Justin Marx (right) toured vast New Zealand ranches in a helicopter

Justin Marx was starving when he checked into a small hotel in the remote countryside of New Zealand a couple of years ago. He phoned down to the tiny kitchen, hoping for a simple snack.

“They sent up a beautiful plate of cheese and charcuterie, but it was the olive oil that really blew me away,” said the CEO of Marx Foods. “It was a deep green and had a rich, almost grassy flavor.” Read more »

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5 Sexy Red Wines for Valentine's Day

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Leslie Kelly
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Betz Family Winery's 2009 Clos de Betz made it onto our list of Best Red Wines in 2012

So, Valentine’s Day is all about roses and chocolates and sparkling wine, right? Well, that’s a good start, but when it comes time to sit down to a romantic dinner, pour me a sexy red, please.

I want something that’s velvety soft, yet deep and complex. Something that whispers, but says something meaningful. Like about where it’s from. Red wine is my favorite form of armchair travel, transporting my tongue to the rare earth from which the grapes are grown. If it sounds like I’ve been sampling the goods, well, I’m not going to deny it. Read more »

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