Food and drink

January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
For many of us, it’s the first word we croak in the morning: Coffee. Not a question, nor a command (though sometimes a plea), but most...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
The wine buzz around the Puget Sound area has been all about the explosive growth of wineries and tasting rooms in eastern Washington and...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
 ALUM POWDER In the quest for a crisp finish to her Chinese doughnuts, Lorna Yee relies on an old culinary standby WHAT IT IS:...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
FIG HEAVEN On a whim, I stopped into the Fran’s Chocolates Bellevue store (10036 Main St.; 425.453.1698; franschocolates.com), figuring I’d...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Last year, when a Scottish friend of Robin Halbert’s began spreading word around the Microsoft campus that Robin and his wife, Calli, were...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
The Fremont-based organic chocolate purveyor Theo has gained a well-earned reputation for fair trade cacao bean sourcing as well as...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
This past summer, I had two distinct only-in-Seattle moments. The first was at Carkeek Park when I saw a bunch of kids at a birthday party...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
It’s no secret that chocolate is balm for the soul, but it turns out it also boasts moisturizing superpowers for your skin. SoDo-based...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
It’s a classic American story: Chris Porter, a former TV news reporter in Indiana, was at a crossroads in his career when he decided to...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
KinakoWhat it is: Made from toasted and ground soybeans, kinako (KEE-nah-koh) is a nutty-tasting, tan flour whose flavor is often compared...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Art Of The CobblerVolunteer Park CaféCo-owner and pastry chef Heather Earnhardt bakes some surprises into her peach, blueberry, blackberry...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Olympia Pizza and Spaghetti House III on Capitol Hill upped its street cred in January by adding an inviting bar next door. In the space...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Hermosa Mexican FoodsAbout seven years ago, Southern California natives Karyn and Ernest Moreno sated their hankering for authentic Mexican...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Sitting at the four-seat counter inside petite, robin’s-egg-blue Nettletown, which opened in the old Sitka and Spruce space in March, I had...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
Green GiantIt is always tricky explaining how something so seemingly forgettable as, say, a green salad can be one of the most formidable...