Head to Wallingford to explore wine two at a time
I had just finished reading Cork Dork and was feeling confident in my ability to taste wine like a pro last week when we visited Claret Wine Bar in Wallingford, the newest member of the Purple Cafe and Thackeray restaurant family. I had no reason to feel confident – I love wine and know which wines I like and which I don’t (Sorry white wine, you’ll never be a red. You’re dead to me), but I’m no expert.
Located at the bottom of Stone Way, on the border of Fremont and Wallingford, Thackeray opened two weeks ago. The restaurant and bar has a neighborhood feel with a warm, inviting, and spacious atmosphere and eclectic decor. The menu is seasonally and Mediterranean-inspired and the service and staff are welcoming and friendly.
Japanese soba noodles and much more.
In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Miyabi 45th, opened this spring by chef and owner, Soma Mutsuko. Soma graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle and has worked at Harvest Vine, Saito, and Chez Shea. She returned to Japan to learn the art of making traditional buckwheat Soba noodles and has brought it back to the Northwest. A cute atmosphere and fresh hand cut noodles, this may be the
Sweet and savory pies.
In this edition of Grub Alert, we feature American Pie Bakery & Cafe, which just opened its second location in Wallingford in early July. From chicken pot pies to empanadas and curry sausage rolls, and array of sweet pies, you have your pick of savory or sweet. The pie crust is made daily with
This little green house has heart, soul and dark chocolate sorbet.
The delicately-designed array of food at Tilth has a mysterious way of filling you up with warmth without weighing you down with couch-ridden guilt. The majority of their food is organic, local, wild
A barbecue-inspired food truck rolls into Wallingford.
Parked on the corner of 45th St. and Thackeray Pl. sits Pinky’s Kitchen, a mobile food stop offering cheap sliders, macaroni and cheese and a choice of five barbecue sauces – the ultimate comfort food. A friend and I stopped in on a blistery Sunday night and were greeted with warm, smiling faces. Most people ordered their meals to go, but we were so hungry we took shelter in the tent set up next to the truck, and sunk our teeth in.
New watering hole offers craft beer and not-so-typical pub food.
Wallingford’s Tangletown neighborhood welcomes a restaurant and bar from the owners of Brouwer’s Café and Bottleworks. The Publican only opened a few weeks ago, but don’t be fooled by the modest exterior – business is booming inside.
Keep it fresh and regional with Wallingford dive bar grub and Georgetown slug.
A daylight headache is bound to follow when one often finds themselves face to face with a bottle of wine (or four). A true beverage-fiend knows when you have a fever, the only cure is more alcohol — and its lesser known partner in crime, grease.
Where will you be when the Fourth of July sky starts booming?
The July 4th festivities that will commence this Monday afternoon/evening/night are a time-honored American tradition. Nothing quite says summer in the States like laying out a big blanket under the sun, flinging around a Frisbee and consuming exorbitant amounts of fried chicken, Waldorf salad and refreshing microbrew (or Miller High Life, if that’s your poison).