December 2010

Bandolero Restaurant and Tequila Bar

In the heart of Tangletown, Bandolero specializes in tequila.

In the heart of Tangletown, Bandolero (2253 N 56th St.; 206.633.5828; bandoleroseattle.com) specializes in tequila. Opened in August by former Pour House co-owner Jay Farias, the bar keeps the margaritas flowing for thirsty amigos. THE VIBE: Bandolero is a dimly lit space with a Southwestern feel. Cowboy hats, bronze lizards and miniature clay pots hang…

Lauren Lynch

Meet the Producer: Cookie Box

Anne Nisbet and Marcia Sisley-Berger were destined to bake together. Having walked the same dining room floor at Ray’s Boathouse, albeit at different times (Nisbet was  director of catering from 1991 to 1998, Sisley-Berger a pastry chef from 2003 to 2009), the two met through a mutual friend who knew they had at least one…

Lauren Lynch

Cravings: Holiday Breads

’Tis the season for freshly baked breads—their scents making us salivate for a hunk of doughy goodne

’Tis the season for freshly baked breads—their scents making us salivate for a hunk of doughy goodness. Try these favorite locally made sweet and savory treats, guaranteed to enhance your holidays COLUMBIA CITY BAKERY The traditional Milanese PANETTONE is a potpourri of flavor. Packed with candied orange peel, honey, currants and butter, each sweet and…

Grace Geiger

Restaurant Review: Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie

For years, Tom Douglas’ restaurant empire has managed to walk a delicate line, pleasing locals while welcoming tourists. As Seattle’s premier restaurateur, he has given us a half-dozen places—Serious Pie, Palace Kitchen, Dahlia Lounge, Dahlia Bakery, Lola, Etta’s—where we can find reliably tasty and sometimes downright superb food. Douglas and his team were ahead of…

Allison Austin Scheff

The Walrus and the Carpenter: Restaurant Review

Renee Erickson's Ballard eatery hits the spot.

There are some chefs whose cooking just hits the spot for me. Renee Erickson is one such chef; her Frenchified dishes at Boat Street Cafe have a rustic unfussiness that comes off as tasting so effortless. I’ve enjoyed many a candlelit dinner, and too many brunches to count, in the chic hideaway on Lower Queen…

Seattle Mag

Dining Trend: Culinary Squatters Set Up Shop in Seattle Kitchens

All over town, restaurants and industrial kitchens are renting out space to producers of small-batch

Inside a cinder-block building tucked between a tattoo parlor and the Azteca Mexican restaurant on Ballard’s Market Street, a candy maker wraps shiny squares of freshly cut salted caramels. Down the hall, vegan caterers put the final touches on raw to-go lunches. Manning the stove, a street-food vendor preps ingredients for his taco truck. Home…

Karen Johnson