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Feb 9, 2010
Let me tell you why I love food. I was born the youngest of six kids in a family that was culturally all mixed up. My parents were son and daughter of first-generation Scandinavian immigrants...
Feb 8, 2010
Attention coffee geeks: The second installment of Extracto Coffee opened yesterday next door to Podnah’s Pit at 1465 NE Prescott Street in the Sabin neighborhood. Though not too terribly far from...
Feb 3, 2010
Ten 01’s star sommelier and general manager Erica Landon, who was named the city’s best wine geek by this magazine in 2008, is leaving Ten 01 to become the director of marketing and events at...
Jan 28, 2010
Starting this Monday, Accanto will add a daily food and drink happy hour from 3pm to 6pm and after 9pm during the week—10pm on weekends.
Salumi and Formaggi, $1.50 per selection
Jan 26, 2010
Today I woke up in Madrid, Spain and went about my normal routine. I say normal because, as most of my friends are sick of hearing, I used to live here during 2005 and 2006. While most of our...
Jan 13, 2010
If I had to rate my vices in order of which ones I would have most trouble eliminating from my life, it would go something like this. Easy: booze, wine, and beer. Difficult: coffee. Impossible:...
Jan 5, 2010
While the rest of the about-town crowd were celebrating that booze-soaked, cheese platter-plenty, hangover brunch-craving orgy of food, wine, transgression, and excess known as New Years, I spent...
Dec 21, 2009
If you haven’t attended one of Gruner’s preview dinners, here’s your only chance. Chef Chris Israel says a few seats remain for the last preview dinner on Tuesday the 22nd, (That’s tomorrow...
Dec 15, 2009
Confirmed just minutes ago by salami artist and Olympic Provisions co-owner Elias Cairo, the newly minted restaurant/salumeria has passed muster with the US Department of Agriculture and is now...
Dec 10, 2009
Anyone who holds a fork, chopsticks, or injera has opinions on food, but for those of us lucky enough to eat at restaurants almost daily, violently strong opinions form on which...
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