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Harvest Vine – Basque Restaurant Review, Seattle, WA

Have you ever noticed that some great restaurants consistently put you in a certain mood? Harvest Vine, Seattle's great Basque restaurant always leaves me happy to be alive. Chef Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez himself has a larger-than-life personality, and whether he's there on a given night or not, it permeates the whole experience with a …

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Costas Opa – Greek, Fremont, Seattle – Capsule Restaurant Review

I hadn’t been to Costas Opa in about five years, having sworn off it after a particularly greasy lunch. I figured with my recent review of Fremont lunch places, I better sneak in there and see if was any better than I remembered. Not… so… much. I ordered the vegetarian lunch combo as it would …

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Fremont Neighborhood Lunch Roundup (With Special Emphasis on Best Vegetarian Options) – Seattle, WA

So I realized that, along with my Adobe buddies, I've been eating several lunches a week at restaurants in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood for nearly a decade. Sometimes I think about doing full reviews of them, but lunch isn't the best test of a restaurant. Still, this is a substantial sample, and a popular neighborhood, so …

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Flying Squirrel Pizza Company, Seward Park, Seattle, WA – Restaurant Review

My favorite pie at Flyinq Squirrel Pizza Company

So let me stipulate upfront: I'm a friend of Bill Coury, the owner of Flying Squirrel Pizza Company. Bill worked in the Starbucks Hear Music division for a long time, but he always had this dream of opening a pizza place. And boy has he done it right. …

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Can a Vegetarian Eat at Pike Street Fish Fry? Restaurant Review – Seattle, WA

Pike Street Fish Fry is the brainchild of Michael Hebb, most known in Seattle for his celebrated series of  One Pot underground dinners, and chef Monica Dimas, formerly of Le Pichet and Campagne. The Fish Fry opened to a lot of attention in April of '08, garnering notices in Food & Wine and Gourmet as …

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Review: Vegan Garden Vietnamese Restaurant, Seattle, WA

It is a strange sensation for me to be presented with a restaurant menu where I have 110 legitimate choices of what to eat. As a vegetarian I’m so used to having a choice of one or two appetizers and a single entree, it is bewildering to be faced with all of these options. At …

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Espresso Vivace, Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill & South Lake Union) – Capsule Review

I’m sitting in Espresso Vivace’s new Capitol Hill location as I write. The venerable Broadway and Denny location closed awhile back, and was transported almost intact to 532 Broadway Ave East, in the retail floor of a condo development. They also have an outdoor location a couple blocks south, and another store in South Lake …

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