Issue

May 2010

Great Escapes

The ultimate Northwest vacation planner

From this Issue

Southenders (myself included) have had “sushi restaurant” on our wish lists for years. So when I heard Wabi-Sabi was the latest project from Thoa Nguyen (formerly of Columbia City, now living in the Central District) who serves tasty pan-Asian dishes at Chinoise Café and Thoa’s Restaurant & Lounge, I was heartened.

Could it be that we’d not only get sushi, but good sushi?

Brian Hutmacher could have cut corners when he opened Toulouse Petit in November. As the owner of Mexican restaurant (and singles meat market) Peso’s, right next door, no one would’ve blamed him if he had taken the easy road and opened a New Orleans themed doppelganger aimed at the flirty, heavy-drinking party crowd.

The smell of duck fat beckons, but the air is cool—and so is William Belickis’ demeanor as he sears foie gras on the large griddle, or plancha, of his customized Jade range. Tall, pale, with ebony hair, Belickis is dressed in a short-sleeved, dishwasher-style shirt.

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News, gossip and general musings on openings, closings and fanfare in Seattle’s kitchens

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A new documentary shedding light on Seattle’s once thriving funk and soul scene makes its local debut at SIFF

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Vacation,
All I Ever Wanted

One of the great ironies of working at the same place for a long time is that you accrue the maximum allotted vacation time but never really get to use it.

If tofu is the Chinese equivalent of cheese, stinky tofu is the Chinese equivalent of a washed-rind or blue cheese. It’s made by aging tofu in a pungent brine, and it’s especially popular in Taiwan.

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A Capitol Hill take on Northwest industrial-chic

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Our top to-do's for May

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At Willapa Hills Farmstead, the cheese stands alone

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Something smells fishy at Pike Place--and it's not the salmon

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Beautiful Works for the Bathroom

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Capitol Hill’s Ragen  & Associates has a pot for every plant

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Mastering Highland Golf-Inspired Design

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Washington’s new distillers create potent potables from fruits of the vine

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Summer's around the corner and so is a thundering, dripping herd of Washington State triathlons.

Did we miss anything? Email us with your suggestions.

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Places tried and true lure us back to discover what's new

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