Eric Banh's delicious take on Vietnamese-inspired food has made him a favorite since he first opened Monsoon thirteen whopping years ago (feel old reading that?). He's since expanded with an Eastside Monsoon and with a couple of Baguette Box sandwich shops.
You have to try this sassy saucy Indian dish. The tikka sauce is a pure heaven combo of tomato sauce, heavy cream and spices. Our recipe also offers a vegetarian version made with chickpeas. Everybody's happy! For printable recipe click here.
This week I'm hoping to get a peek inside of Local 360, the new Belltown market and restaurant which is open for breakfast (chicken fried steak & eggs), lunch (corned beef Reuben with beef tongue, anyone?) and dinner (pork belly & beans, short rib pot roast) in the old Flying Fish space on 1st and Bell. Marcus Charles, part-owner of the Crocodile and owner of the Juju Lounge, is the brains behind the place, and early word has been very good.
What's the difference between a $15 bottle of tequila and a $300 bottle? How do you cure a tequila hangover? Matador owner Melang answers our burning agave-related questions in this Seattlemag.com piece produced by our new video intern Alex Kummerow.
Tequila 101 from Seattle magazine on Vimeo.
Fremont’s newest casual Korean dining spot, Revel, starts its brunch program this Saturday. From what we're hearing, the brunch menu is taking a nod from chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's Asian-inspired dinner menu (which features noodles; dumplings; salads; rice dishes; etc.). Head to Fremont this weekend to find sweet and savory pancakes, sandwiches and Kimchi Bloody Marys.
Here's the full press release for more details:
Local 360, a Melrose Market-esque collection of shops anchored by a restaurant, is slowly, bit-by-bit opening in the former Flying Fish space in Belltown. Right now the coffee bar is open, and soon (in the next couple of weeks, I'm told) they'll add breakfast and lunch. The butcher and cheese counters will follow in February.
Breakfast sets the metabolic pace for the rest of the day. A good one contains carbohydrate, protein, fat and fiber. All of the nutrient groups. Don't leave one out. Put some nuts or granola and a little butter on a warm bowl of steel cut oats and you've got it all. Printable recipe here.
(Goodbye house) Holiday breakfast? Scones are a snap. These have fiber (whole grain pastry flour) and are not too sweet. Just right with a some scrambled eggs and a cup of coffee. For printable recipe, click here. Merry Christmas morning!
On Wednesday, we heard that Revel, the new Korean street-eats place from the owners/chefs at Joule, is opening today! And that Scott Staples' Uneeda Burger will open in a week or so. That's great news for Fremonters.
A little puzzled about which bubbly to serve your holiday guests this season? The Local Vine is offering a fun way to learn (and taste!) the difference between champagne and other sparkling wines this Thursday, December 16th at 6pm-8pm. A collection of over 20 bubbly wines will be poured, including bottles that range in price from $10 to over $200. Some selections offered include Grand Marque Champagne, Grower Champagne, California Sparkling, as well as other hard to find, specially produced samples from around the world.
In celebration of Tamara Murphy's new book, Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, Tamara along with Chris Curtis of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, is hosting an all-day book signing event at the newly remodeled Reading Room at the Pioneer Square Elliott Bay Cafe this Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Or join Murphy for bubbles and bites (from the cookbook, natch) from 5:30 to 8:30pm (rspv to email@example.com).