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UPDATED: Save These Drinking Dates

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Leslie Kelly
Washington Brewers Festival takes place June 14-16 at Marymoor Park

Summer is awash in tasty tasting events. Here are a few to add to your calendar, with the newest noted by an (*): Read more »

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5 Booze-Free Drinks Too Cool To Be Called Mocktails

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Leslie Kelly

A wonderful thing happened during the current cocktail revolution. While mixologists were carefully crafting, their enthusiast spirits spilled over and booze-free drinks have gotten a whole lot more interesting.

I’m pretty high on the shrubs, tonics and house-made sodas showing up on drink menus. I’m sweet on sours. And, especially this time of year, I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned lemonade.

Here are my five favorite drinks that are way too cool to be called mocktails: Read more »

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RockCreek Is Chef Eric Donnelly's Labor of Love

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Leslie Kelly
Chef Eric Donnelly with his girlfriend, Christy Given, doing a little DIY finishing work on RockCreek

We’re used to seeing chefs breaking a sweat, but it’s usually on the line in the kitchen.

Last weekend, I spotted chef Eric Donnelly doing some serious manual labor on his new restaurant, RockCreek. It’s tucked behind Uneeda Burger, which is where I was heading for a salted caramel shake. (Yes, it was every sip as good as I remember from the last few times I’ve made the trip to that ever-slammed sandwich spot on the border of Fremont and Wallingford.) Read more »

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Server Shout Out: Glo's

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Leslie Kelly
The smoked salmon Benedict at Glo's

Oh, boy. Snagging an open table at Glo’s felt a little like winning the breakfast lottery. The Capitol Hill diner is tiny and there’s almost always a line out the door brimming with hungover hipsters and senior citizens and everyone else in between willing to wait for one of the best damn morning meals in Seattle.

And, sure enough, almost as soon as I sat down, the dozen tables were filled again, a lone server taking care of the whole room with utter efficiency. Read more »

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Members of Modernist Cuisine Crew Compete At Memphis in May

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Leslie Kelly
Memphis in May barbecue
Sam Fahey-Burke (left) and Nels Peterson of the Modernist Cuisine crew

You just never know who you’ll bump into at the massive Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the 36th annual food-focused event held last weekend on a mile-long stretch of the Mississippi. This heated competition is also known as the Super Bowl of Swine and calling it EPIC would be an gross understatement. Read more »

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