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Special-Occasion Soba Noodles for the New Year at Miyabi 45th in Seattle

In Japan, the end of the year brings the tradition of eating <i>toshikoshi</i> (year-bridging) soba. Historically, noodles on New Year's Eve were for luck and fortune; today, the length of the soba noodles represents hope for a long and healthy life. If you're not cooking soba at home, a number of Seattle …

Sugar Rush: Lemon Tart Slice at Macrina Bakery, Seattle

When seeking something sweet at Macrina Bakery in Seattle, it's tempting to choose a traditional pastry like a muffin, scone, or slice of coffee cake to accompany a cup of joe. My pick at any time of day is a slice of the <b>Lemon Tart</b> ($4.00). The generous slice is decorated with swirls of white …

Cornerspotter: A Seattle Intersection Unchanged

<i>Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer</i> …

Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for Seattle

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the <b>2013 Eater Awards</b>. In more than a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We …

Terraces, Gardens and Sweeping Views: Courtyard House in Seattle

Opening up towards terraces, gardens and sweeping views, the Courtyard House envisioned by DeForest Architects inspires a genuine holiday feel. The …

We Eat all 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle

GalleryWe Eat all 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle<p><b>Paseo</b>. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. The popular Seattle restaurant, with neighborhood locations in Ballard (outdoor seating only) and Fremont, inevitably has long lines of eager diners. But even before you spot the customers, …

An Updated Guide to Seattle Ramen, in 6 Bowls

There's a ramen boom in Seattle, with noodle pop-ups, new restaurants serving ramen, old restaurants jumping on the bandwagon, and even ramen at a farmers market. (On top of all this, several more ramen joints are due to open in the Seattle area this fall.) I know a number of chefs tinkering with …

What The Hell Did Bertha Run Into Below Seattle?

<i>Photo: Bertha</i><p><b>We're pretty sure this is how horror movies get started.</b><p>Bertha, the Highway 99 tunnel drill that is currently one-eighth of its planned route from SoDo to South Lake Union, has stopped moving. That's because it's run into an unidentified object that's not allowing it to go any further. …

Sushi and Sashimi Still Satisfy at Old Schooler Musashi's in Seattle

Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood is quickly becoming the city's new Nihonmachi (Japantown), at least of the culinary kind. The past year has seen the opening of an izakaya, a ramen joint, and a restaurant that features Seattle's premiere soba noodle-maker. Add those places to the existing …

Six Great Seattle Charcuteries to Feed Your Inner Carnivore

GallerySix Great Seattle Charcuteries to Feed Your Inner Carnivore<p>Charcuterie has hit Seattle in a big way. The ancient meat preservation technique includes salting, smoking, curing, slow-cooking, and emulsifying. Restaurants across the city are offering house-smoked this and house-cured that but …

Beat the Holiday Blahs With These 5 Mood-Boosting Foods

"You're such a killjoy!" I chided my friend. Driving back from The Grove, a particular Christmas song came on the radio and she immediately changed stations.<p>I gave her a bewildered <i>how could you hate the holidays?</i> look. "Those songs just trigger unpleasant memories for me," she replied. "Compound …

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Grilled Pork Belly and Gateway Korean Food at Kimchi House in Seattle

I'm told that "bibimbap" has a few possible Korean pronunciations, but I heard some especially creative ones (including a couple that started with the sound "buy") in just a short time at <b>Kimchi House</b> in Seattle. Granted, I was in the one-time Scandinavian neighborhood of Ballard, where the opening …

Good Eggs Delivers Farm Fresh Food to Your Door

Think the only way to get fresh, organic, local produce direct from the farm is by spending your Saturday morning at the farmer’s market? Think …