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The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour.

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:21 -0800


KFC scrambles its name as it issues a 3-letter apology for its U.K. chicken crisis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:54:35 -0800

When a logistical problem caused a chicken shortage that forced KFC to close stores in Britain this week, the restaurant chain came out with a mischievously contrite tongue-in-cheek ad.

Malbec has been mastered high in Argentina’s Andes Mountains

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

This delicious red wine got its start in the Cahors region of France, but now Argentine vineyards are producing the best and most interesting vintages.

Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:33:29 -0800

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients’ doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called “a cruel joke.” The idea was first floated last week in the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal, tucked […]

So long, free Footlongs: Subway to shake up rewards program

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:46:56 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway is shaking up its loyalty rewards program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs. The changes, taking place next month, are part of Subway’s attempts to revamp its image, lure people back to its restaurants and fight falling sales. Sales at Subway’s U.S. stores fell […]

Feel the warmth of the Caribbean at Jerk Shack

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

At Jerk Shack in Belltown, try the signature jerk fried chicken, with abundant flavors and just as abundant portions, for a great price.

Chef Jose Andres writing book on Hurricane Maria relief work

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:31:34 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning chef Jose Andres is working on a book about his efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Ecco told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has acquired “We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.” The book is scheduled for […]

Life on the farm: How Kurt Timmermeister opted out of the Seattle restaurant industry

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

When Kurt Timmermeister got fed up with the city, he moved to Vashon Island and started a farm. Then he started writing about his new life on it. And while he didn’t know what he was doing, he’s done beautifully well.

Counting calories not key to weight loss, study finds

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:20 -0800

People in the study who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about cutting calories or portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.

Cocoa: sweet dessert, or health food?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:01:23 -0800

While we often think “sweet” when we think of cocoa, it adds deep flavor and potential health benefits to many savory dishes, too.

Dinner at a Movie: A food writer and film critic put Seattle indie favorite Central Cinema to the dinner-and-drinks test

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0800

In part three of the series, Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement and movie critic Moira Macdonald try out a longtime Central District favorite. It's way less expensive than the more upscale options around — could it also be better?

In a Seattle pool hall, an unexpected destination for Vietnamese food

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:30:37 -0800

Billiard Hoang in Columbia City, a billiard hall/sports bar/restaurant hybrid, has some pretty great Vietnamese dishes for meal time or late-night cravings.

Former Seattle writer explores the young, well-intentioned pioneers of ‘Hippie Food’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

From the creation of Tofurky to the birth of the organic brown-rice industry, Jonathan Kauffman’s new book looks into an American food revolution.

Drinking alcohol key to living past 90, study says

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:49:05 -0800

Researchers discovered that subjects who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death.

I finally got my Bundt cake out of its pan. Here’s how.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:54:18 -0800

A glorious Bundt can be on your cake stand with a reasonable amount of effort, whether you make your own lemon curd or not. Bake a cake that embraces the Meyer lemon, in season for only a little while.

Josh Maloney’s single-vineyard project offers a fascinating tour of Washington cabernet sauvignon

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

Each vintage, the winemaker buys grapes from one vineyard and makes one wine. His only rule: Never repeat a vineyard.

’Table: Fast-casual and veggie-forward, from chef Mark Fuller

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:00:14 -0800

A few blocks from the Amazon Spheres, chef Mark Fuller partners with Doug Kawasaki for a small spot with vegetables as the focus.

Sea-Tac Airport dining and retail options expanding with some local firms, but not Ivar’s

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:07:10 -0800

The airport’s first vegetarian restaurant is among 50 food and retail venues being rolled out over five years. Café Flora owner Nat Stratton-Clarke said running a restaurant on the other side of the airport-security checkpoint brings new challenges, but is worth the effort.

From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:06:53 -0800

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — First, U.S. snowboarding star Chloe Kim tweeted about being “down for some ice cream” while competing in Pyeongchang, then about being “hangry” because she hadn’t finished her breakfast sandwich. Clearly, food is a big deal for Olympians, and it’s usually much more complicated than ice cream and sandwiches: the very […]

20 Seattle-area chefs and restaurants named James Beard semifinalists

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:26:37 -0800

Edouardo Jordan of Salare and JuneBaby nabbed two James Beard nominations, while three locals are in the running for "Outstanding Chef."

Ballard’s Gather Kitchen hits and misses

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

Restaurant critic Providence Cicero describes Gather as “an upmarket, contemporary rendition of ye olde neighborhood bar and grill — though it may be too upmarket even for Ballard.”