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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: Tue, 23 May 2017 00:09:11 -0700


Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:09:11 -0700

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said. The San Francisco County coroner’s office identified the dead man as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37. On Monday, Matt Conens, a spokesman […]

Drop the juice, say pediatricians: Give the kids fruit instead

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:53:19 -0700

For Americans between the ages of 2 and 18, almost half the fruit they consume is in the form of juice. Cut that out, the American Academy of Pediatrics is telling their parents.

New York City steakhouse sues Pennsylvania eatery over name

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:17:02 -0700

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A New York City steakhouse is suing a Pennsylvania eatery for trademark infringement. Peter Luger Inc. filed a lawsuit last week against Scranton’s Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood restaurant. The lawsuit says the owner of the Scranton restaurant, Robert Dickert, once worked at the Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn, which […]

Ramen or pho? How about both in one bowl? Here’s where to find it

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:16:46 -0700

In a world of Cronuts, perhaps it's inevitable we have ramen-pho. Some Seattle chefs have been playing mad scientist with the concept for months, and now they're sure enough to list the fusion on their menus.

Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:51:05 -0700

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade. David Mayorquin and his father, Ramon Torres Mayorquin, are accused of a scheme to buy the […]

Food engineers plan meet-up for meat alternatives

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:03:47 -0700

Lab-grown meat, called “clean meat” by its advocates, is one focus of a gathering that aims to encourage food technology innovation in the Seattle area. Plant-based meat alternatives are another focus.

Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country’s cuisine

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:15:06 -0700

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes […]

Northwest winemakers increasingly set on concrete

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Trendy (and pricey) egg-shaped vessels produce wines of greater depth and complexity.

Great pizza doesn’t need to be made by the pros: try Slice Box in Sodo

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

They call themselves “students of pizza,” and you’ll want to study all the different varieties at Slice Box Pizza just a couple blocks from Safeco Field.

US lobster industry fearful of Canada’s approval of EU pact

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:08:04 -0700

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the U.S. seafood industry are fearful that Canada’s approval of a new trade deal with the European Union will cause problems for the American lobster business, just as catch is hitting historic highs. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act cleared its final hurdle in the […]

Yale dean is placed on leave over ‘numerous’ offensive Yelp reviews

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:47:02 -0700

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.” Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at the […]

Feasting in Verona, Italy’s city of Romeo and ravioli

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Culinary tradition and creativity intersect in ancient town made famous by Dante and Shakespeare.

Treat yourself with a high-end shabu shabu dinner at Crab King in Crossroads

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Luxury ingredients abound at Crab King in Bellevue’s Crossroads shopping center.

Radio host Alex Jones reverses course, apologizes to Chobani

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:49:10 -0700

BOISE, Idaho — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he has settled a lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani, reversing course from previous claims that he would never back down in the defamation case. Jones read a brief statement at the end of his radio show Wednesday saying he had retracted […]

Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:06:13 -0700

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. She claimed parking spaces […]

13 Seattle restaurant closures — plus which two are slated to reopen

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:30:22 -0700

As the Seattle restaurant scene churns, a couple of sad surprises top the list.

Quick shrimp dish is an Italian favorite

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Make this fast-and-easy shrimp scampi with red vermouth in the sauce.

McDonald’s expands delivery partnership with UberEats

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:54:08 -0700

NEW YORK — Is the convenience of having a Quarter Pounder and fries delivered to your home or office worth a $5 fee? McDonald’s is hoping it will be. The fast-food chain says it’s expanding its partnership with UberEats to offer delivery in Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The two had already teamed up […]

UK court rejects Nestle’s bid to trademark KitKat shape

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:21:04 -0700

LONDON (AP) — Food giant Nestle on Wednesday lost a bid to trademark the distinctive four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar in Britain, the latest round in a courtroom battle with rival candy-maker Cadbury. The Court of Appeal said there is insufficient evidence that consumers rely on the shape to identify the milk chocolate-coated […]

Here’s how to not waste our first stretch of warm weather in months

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:29 -0700

For the next seven days, don't waste the much-awaited sunshine while watching Netflix. Here are our best tips to get out and soak up some rays.