The most dynamic culinary festival in North America is back on the road with its national nose-to- tail pig cooking tour. Cochon555 brings its 2017 edition—which will hit some 16 cities—to Seattle on Sunday, April 30th, and the focus of the festivities will be culinary community and education. At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition to promote local family farming and global traditions.
Taste Washington returned last weekend with four exciting days of tastings, experiences, eating, learning and more from March 31st – April 3rd. It is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States and attracted thousands of wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. Over 225 Washington wineries, 65 restaurants, local and national chefs, were a part of Taste Washington weekend. We had the chance to attend the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday.
Madison’s quintessential pizza is now available on the hill.
Ian’s Pizza on the Hill opened last fall and offers pizza by the slice, whole pies, delivery, and beer and wine. Located in Zpizza’s old location on Broadway, this smaller chain or “pizza collective” from Madison, Wisconsin is taking familiar ingredients—not commonly used as toppings—and creating new and delicious pizzas. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options.
Heavy Restaurant Group’s latest restaurant, Meet the Moon, opened two weeks ago in the heart of Leschi. The concept is to be an inviting and informal neighborhood gathering place with casual, but thoughtful and flavorful food. Meet the Moon gets started early in the morning, offering espresso and coffee from local Olympia Coffee Roasting Company as well as a nice selection of housemade pastries and breakfast items—all available to go.
Bell + Whete welcomes Jenny Izaguirre (ease-uh-ghee-ray) as their new Executive Chef.
Jenny is replacing Stew Navarre, who will be focusing on sister restaurant Local 360, with occasional collaborations at Bell + Whete. On top of being a talented chef, Jenny has a dynamic, warm personality and a fierce passion for food. She hails from Honduras and is a CIA graduate with nearly 10 years under her belt at various Four Seasons properties around the country. She speaks fluent Spanish, English and basic French and Turkish. We had the pleasure to hang out with Jenny and try some of her dishes last week.
A Mediterranean lunch.
In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Mamnoon in Capitol Hill. While it’s one of our favorite places for a Mediterranean dinner, we had never thought to try it for brunch or lunch. We stopped in on a Sunday around 11:30 am and we had most of the restaurant to ourselves (while all the other
Southern fare, craft cocktails, & warm hospitality.
In this edition of Food Porn, we feature brunch at Witness Bar, a lively bar in Capitol Hill offering Southern-influenced sustenance and libations. As the weather warms for spring and summer, the patio seating outside is a great option to enjoy the precious Seattle sunshine. Dinner and late-night favorites