TMA Mondays: Somewhat Perfect
TMA'ed while listening to Best Part (feat. H.E.R) by Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.
Have you noticed that the fruit and vegetables in the grocery store are always almost perfect looking? What happens to those two leg carrots, and hat-wearing bell peppers? They get thrown away, OR they go to food banks OR a company called Imperfect Produce can ship them to your door for 30-50% less than grocery stores. They are launching in Seattle any day now, you should check them out.
Sadly, Café Racer has closed its doors after 14 years in U district due to financial difficulties. Owner Kurt Geissel has listed the Café for sale, so if you're interested in buying, now is the time.
Our Pick of the Week
Republique, Los Angeles - I highly recommend a visit to Rebublique if you are ever in LA. Their brunch items are varied, huge and delicious. They have a wait in line, order, then find a table setup. This works great for them because you get to see all the delicious pastries they have out and by the time it's your turn to order you are flustered by the amount of wonderful options in front of you. The inside of the restaurant also looks like a castle, giving you lots of insta-worthy pics.
Apple Cobbler - It's apple picking season. If you’ve recently picked a bunch of apples and are unsure what to do with them, how about this recipe for Apple Cobbler with Vanilla sauce by Call me Cupcake?
New Sh*t in Town
Happy Grillmore, Central District - This joint has been popular on the food truck circuit for a while now, winning best burger awards in both Portland and Seattle. They've recently opened their first brick and mortar shop in Seattle, right next to Nate's Wings and Waffles. Expect some delicious burgers with a side of equally delicious milkshakes made with ice cream from Central District Ice Cream Company.
Intrigue Chocolate & Coffeehouse, Capitol Hill - Intrigue chocolate is expanding to Capitol Hill! They just signed a lease and should be opening their new location early 2018. Obviously their infamous chocolate will be available in their new location, but they'll also be accompanying it with Coffee from Conduit Coffee. Look out for them next year.
Seattle, What's Happening?
Seattle Restaurant Week, 10/15- 11/2 - It's still happening! 2 more weeks to try 3 courses for $33 at 165+ restaurants in the greater Seattle Area (Eastside included).
Raised Doughnut Cooking Class, 11/4 - Have you ever wanted to learn how to make donuts for yourself? All that fried dough goodness in your own home? Well now you have a chance! Raised doughnuts will be teaching a cooking class in the atrium kitchen. Don’t miss it!
Cowabunga, 11/10- 11/12 - This is just some early notice that a thing called Cowabunga exists. What is it you ask? Amazon and Seattle Met along with several Seattle restaurants, bakeries, breweries distelleries and more, have come together to bring you America's largest festival of beef. It will be 3 days of all-you-can-eat food, all-star chefs, competitions and more.