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Local Chefs, Writers and Artists Nominated for James Beard Awards This Year


Stop the Presses: Murray's Cheese is Coming to Seattle!

Seattle's Murray Cheese shops-within-shops will likely look like this one in Houston

You could've knocked me over with a feather this morning when I opened my inbox and there was the news: Murray's Cheese opening seven mini Murray's stores inside local QFC stores. I had to check to make sure it wasn't an Onion headline. Read more »


Restaurant Marché Bainbridge Opens This Weekend

Greg Atkinson outside his spanking new restaurant, Marché

After months of delays due to challenges with construction, I'm thrilled to announce that chef Greg Atkinson's Restaurant Marché Bainbridge is opening Saturday night. (Not to be confused with Marché at Pike Place market, which I reviewed this month.) Read more »


Paladar Cubano Returns as Cafe Con Leche, in Sodo

Great news, Cuban sandwich fans! Paladar Cubano, the truck that once lived at 89th and Aurora, doling out the best Cuban sandwiches (by far!) in town, is back in business as Cafe Con Leche in Sodo (2905 1st Avenue S).

Before Paladar Cubano closed in the summer of 2010, I became addicted to the sandwiches, grilled to order with a crisp crust, tender pork and ham, the smart bite of mustard, melting cheese. I think I know what I'm having for lunch today. Read more »


Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year. Read more »