Blog Archives for category Seattle Foodies
I had the most amazing dinner the other night, courtesy of my favorite foodie-in-crime, Bri. You’d think she was a celebrity, she is always doing something 500x cooler than I am doing at the same time. In reality, I think she just has a really cool job, and I frequently bribe her to let me come along as her plus one. Most recently, we attended a four course ranch-to-table dinner in the private library dining room of the Pike Place Market hosted by the resident BB Ranch butcher shop.
So there’s a chance that I might be an official Seattleite. It hit me 4 miles in, as I was running down the street with 2 fistfuls of snow peas. Pull up a chair, this is a good one. I’ve been on the waiting list for a P-Patch garden since moving here, and finally snagged a plot this spring. Seattle has an amazing network of neighborhood gardens, and for about $25 a year, you can have a 10′ x 20′ patch of dirt to call your very own. I’m sure you can understand how I have an aching in my bones to do this…
Macarons are a neat cookie to add to your recipe box because they look tricky, and they come in myraid flavor combination, so it’s fun to experiment and make some really unique cookies. Add in some powder or gel food coloring, and you’ll have cute little cookies lined up on your own kitchen counter.
There are events going on at the Market practically on a daily basis, but by far, my favorite is Arcade Lights. It’s an evening of food and drinks in the Market featuring local restaurants and food producers. The biannual event is coming up – April 19th! Your ticket gets you a stack of tasting tokens to use at the over 60 independent food trucks, specialty shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries on display.
Hold on to your wooden spoons kids! Do I have something fun for you today: Seattle Palate’s very first contest! I have, not one, but TWO VIP tickets to Seattle Weekly’s Voracious Tasting and Food Awards on Thursday, April 4th at the Paramount Theater. Wow, right?
Just a quick post to tell you about one of my favorite Seattle restaurants, Toulouse Petit. It’s in Lower Queen Anne, right in the thick of it where Queen Anne Ave and Mercer intersect. Toulouse has only been open a couple years, but it seems like they’ve been doing Happy Hour forever….
The culture of nurturing a connection between food and table runs deep in Seattle. We have one of the largest networks of neighborhood farmers markets in the country. Some are year round, some are only during the summer; some are all produce, some feature local artists and businesses. All are a blast to wander through. On a sunny day, the neighborhood farmers market is jam packed with produce, kids, dogs, and laughs. It’s one of my very favorite ways to spend my weekend morning….
I am consistently surprised (and a little bummed) that it’s not my culinary explorations that readers ask me about. It’s SUE!. That’s right. Apparently most of the Seattle Palate followers read it for the SUE! stories. I can’t say I blame them. The funny thing is that they don’t believe that she actually exists. It’s as if she’s intriguing like the Sasquatch, jovial like Santa, and benevolent like the Tooth Fairy – all wrapped up in a Vera Bradley bag-toting second grade teacher. As if I could possible conjure up such a character!…