Little Nibbles: What to do with your (hungry) self?

A beautiful red strawberry in my garden is my first sign of summer's probable arrival (it's Seattle, we're never sure). So, here's a quick round up of all things delicious, in my kitchen, in my city and around the world…           Date night for food lovers This dinner-as-theater parody of people who treat every dinner as theater hits a little close to home at times. In Cabinet of Curiosities, Chef Nordo's latest production, they simultaneously skewer both those who worry too much about where their food came from (guilty!) and those who don't quite … [Read more...]

Dear Seattle Restaurants: A Chicken and Waffles Challenge

 This picture, folks, is the ultimate in chicken and waffle cuisine. Not familiar? Neither was I. I was dubious, to say the least, as all of my friends urged me to try Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles while I was on vacation in Los Angeles. I like fried chicken as much as the next person, and well, who can dislike a waffle, right? But together...I narrowed my eyes in wary judgment. How wrong I was! Now, I'm reduced to chasing this delicacy up the coastline, in search of the same succulence. Seattle restaurant owners, I issue you this challenge: Make a chicken and waffle dish that rivals … [Read more...]