Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ezell's Famous Chicken joins food truck flock!

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Hot off the press today, Ezell's Famous Chicken joins food truck flock!  The first truck is expected to be ready in April, with a limited menu focusing on - what? FRIED CHICKEN OF COURSE!

Funny thing is, everyone raves about the chicken (including Oprah who says it's her fave), and the ONE time I had it, it was cold and pretty flavorless.  I also don't eat fried food really, so I'll have to bring someone that can order it and I can sneak a bite.  You know, FOR RESEARCH.

Anyway, I think it's a great idea to spread the fried chicken love around the city and great for it's long time fans!

Picture from Roadfood.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Happy Hour @ The Armory!

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A friend passed on this link to me about a new happy hour going on every 3rd Thursday at The Armory in Seattle Center!

Looks like a stellar deal, and you get so many choices! In case you haven't been to what was Seattle Center's food court, and is now the revamped Armory, you should check it out.

Vendors include:
Bean Sprouts Cafe & Cooking School
Bigfood BBQ
Ceres Roasting
Confectional, The
Eltana Wood-Fired Bagels
MOD Pizza
Plum Market
Quincy's. Burgers, Seafood, Beer
Seattle Fudge
Skillet : Counter
Starbucks Coffee

Photo By: Eater Seattle

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Wishes!

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This day is whatever you make it to be. For some, it's to celebrate love, for others it's to mourn the loss of a loved one. Perhaps it's even your birthday, or you couldn't care less. The true definition is Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her. For me, it's just another day to remind myself how lucky I am to have people that love and care for me in my life. If you have someone in your life that is special, no matter if you're married or not, send a little love their way...it's good for you.

Be Mine - Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Monday, February 11, 2013

314 Pie is Amazing!

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Okay so last week I mentioned there being a food truck "rodeo" near our work with a handful of them posting up in an empty lot with their deliciousness.  I had a hell of a time choosing between these:
Seattle Biscuit Company

The rain had just started to fall and I was without an umbrella, which means the potential of my naturally curly hair rebelling from the confines of my head into Frizz-dome, was going to be a reality if I didn't hurry up and decide.  So wandering from place to place reading their menus, I finally went with 314Pie because it was simple, comfort-sounding, and the line seemed a lot faster.  No wonder, because they had their pies already made and staying heated in their truck!  Not only that, to pay was super easy because they have one of those swipe thingies that attach to an iPad for easy credit card transactions. I got their classic chicken pot pie, which is probably a good test of flavor, although not classically "Australian" which is their main theme.  It was AMAZING.  The stew inside wasn't overwrought with cream, but instead had a thickness and heartiness that made me feel like I was tasting some old grandma's secret recipe!  Definitely not your ordinary pie. I really hope I find them again or I'll have to scout them out specifically on their website. Don't miss out on trying these guys out if you run into them!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Food Truck Rodeo!

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F5 is having a Food Truck Rodeo TODAY in the parking lot north of the 501 building on Elliott Ave. W, from 10:30am-1:00pm.  Trucks will be:

And Street Treats

Asian Pull Pork Sandwich

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lara's Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup!

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Adapted from my mom's recipe I grew up with, this is somewhat of a staple in our household especially when we are nursing the many flu's and colds around this time of year.  Or for something just simple and easy to make!  This version is definitely a base for whatever other flavors you might incorporate, I just happen to love this one.  I have made it more "middle eastern" by adding spices like cumin, cardamom, and nutmeg.  Or I've changed the herb profile from thyme to rosemary. It's really your choice!  My friend Janet did a wonderful variation using chili peppers, lemongrass, and lime leaves - WOW! You can also make this "un-vegan" by using chicken stock and/or adding cream at the end and a nob of butter.

I decided to also post this recipe in photos, since it's so easy so please enjoy!

You'll need:

- 2lbs carrots (I just used those organic 1lb bags to make it easy, but feel free to peel & cut fresh ones!)
- ginger
- garlic
- 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion
- veggie stock (I usually buy 2 of those large 32oz. cartons)
- one large orange
- fresh thyme
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- blender or food processor


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