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It’s time to eat! And with one of my all-time favorites, Chef Dezi Bonow. You might remember the completely off-the-hook lunch he did for us at Palace Kitchen, that spring day we started with oysters and vodka and ended with foodies leaving through the open windows... Now rocking The Carlile Room, Dezi is opening up for our re-inaugural Lunch Club. Here are the details so far, more soon on the special menu and beverage pairing he’s creating for us.…
I’m excited about a new idea: feeding others in need while we feed ourselves. Food Lifeline is a terrific organization, distributing nearly 100,000 meals a day through 300 partner organizations. Through a brilliant surplus food and logistics donation program, 96 cents out of every dollar goes directly to feeding hungry people. That means every dollar donated becomes four meals for a person in need. (No wonder Tom Douglas sits proudly on their board.…
It's been too long since our last Seattle Foodies First Friday Lunch Club, which is killing me for two reasons. One is that I just plain miss all of you, and the second is that Seattle has been exploding with amazing new joints to try. So stay tuned for a new series of Friday lunches beginning in August, after the dust from camp has settled. Also, I'd like your feedback on something new: Last year I did a bit of volunteering for Food Lifeline,…
 If you've ever traveled to Canada to stand in line at one of Vikram Vij's amazing Indian joints in Vancouver, then you still remember the happy dance you did last November when his partner and cookbook co-author Meeru Dhalwala opened Shanik in South Lake Union. The delicious warmth of her cuisine isn't just…
Tom Douglas Summer Camp is barely over and though I'm still digesting, I'm already looking forward to August's lunch. 

I just got the thumbs-up from The Coterie Room, the third project by Dana Tough and Brian McCracken…