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Food News: Neil Robertson is Leaving Mistral Kitchen Tomorrow!

With stints at Canlis, Restaurant Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon at the MGM (both in Las Vegas) on his resume, pastry chef Neil Robertson is arguably Seattle's brightest pastry star. He's spent the last two years at Mistral Kitchen< Read more »

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Behind the Feature: Island Dining

Willows Inn, Lummi Island

It all started back in March, when my husband and I, regretting our lazy lack of planning (and therefore with no sunshine-filled vacation in sight), felt desperate to get away.
So we booked a long weekend with our kids on Orcas Island. Of course it wasn't sunny that weekend, but we did manage to hire a local babysitter so that we could have dinner--just us two--at Allium. Read more »

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Food News: Patric Gabre-Kidan Has Left The Book Bindery

Patric Gabre-Kidan, photographed this winter at the Book Bindery

It's been a month of newsworthy moves. First we heard that bar legend Murray Stenson was leaving his longtime bartending home, Zig Zag, to tend bar at RN74. Read more »

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Food News: RN74 Opens, Frank Bruni Eats Seattle for the New York Times, More

RN74 Seattle

RN74 Seattle, the local outpost of the Michael Mina wine bar concept so popular in San Francisco, debuts today on 4th and Pine Streets (for lunch) and Thursday for dinner. The restaurant held some soft-opening parties this weekend; see pictures of the place over on Eater. Read more »

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Food Trends: Dead, Dying and Those We've Yet to Discover

Two recent food trend stories hit my radar within minutes:

First Food and Wine declared that the "Farm to ___(fill-in-the-blank)" construction had effectively jumped the shark with the phrase "farm to tumbler" to describe cocktails made with fresh, seasonal produce. A. Greed. I just wish there was an acronym for the Local.Sustainable.Organic.Seasonal contingent. S.O.L.S.? (Too bad those words don't all start with Z's, amIright?)

That story led me to read Eater NY's 10 Dead Food Trends story, and boy is that a study in Us vs Them. Read more »

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