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Li’l Woody’s Doubles Down in Ballard

With all the questions I have been getting from friends and followers about the Li’l Woody’s burger spot that opened in Ballard this past Monday, you would think Woody’s is serving cronuts or some new food fad that involves butter, pastry and fried bacon. The five-day old Ballard Li’l Woody’s is a larger version of […]

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Whidbey Wins

When I crave a weekend getaway requiring minimum effort that yields maximum satisfaction, Whidbey Island is high on my list. Whidbey is 35 miles long and the fourth longest island in the country. Here are my criteria for a low maintenance/highly enjoyable weekend: Convenience: A 25 minute drive on I-5 from Seattle to the Mukilteo ferry, […]

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Ask Jen: Can I get fine dining and great beer?

Dear Jen, My husband likes a dark booth, great beers and minimal eye contact with waiters. I, on the other hand, would love to go out for a really great and kind of fancy dinner. Any suggestions for a place that would do it for both of us? Thanks, -k Dear k, I feel like beer […]

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Ask Jen: Making dinner for friends

Hi Jen, I have some “foodie” friends coming over for dinner in two weeks and I need help! Two weeks might seem like a lot of time to prepare but I’m already nervous that I won’t have enough time to come up with the perfect menu. I’d love a late spring/early summer seasonal menu that […]

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Ask Jen: Copper River Salmon

Dear Jen –   What is the best restaurant in Seattle to get really delicious Copper River salmon? Or just really good fresh fish? Thanks for your help! – A   Dear A – This is the question of the century and one I spent my first year living in Seattle trying to answer. With the Pike […]

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Ask Jen: Missing Hawaii…

Dear Jen, My husband loves Hawaiian food, and has been jonesin’ for some good pig ever since our recent trip to the Big Island. Any tips on some good grub that will take him back to the sun, sand, and surf? Mahalo! – k Dear k – I recently hit up Wallingford’s unassuming-looking Hawaiian Breeze.  From the […]

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Ask Jen: Anniversary dinner

Hi Jen – My husband and I are looking forward to a quiet (yet still hip) night out without the kids to celebrate our anniversary.  We live in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.  Any suggestions? Thanks, -m Hi m – Happy Anniversary!  Here are my thoughts on cool places to have a relaxing dinner with your man.  […]

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Date Night in Seattle

Dear Jen, Going out to dinner with the hubby this coming Saturday but we can’t figure out where to go. Need something yummy, but also need to break out of our routine of Serafina (though that’s a lovely routine to have). Could also use reco on an adjacent happy hour or cocktail. Location: open. Inspiration, […]

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