TMA Mondays: Food for Thought

TMA'ed while listening to Coloring by Kevin Garrett

Some food for thought, what happens when a brown chef cooks white food? This GQ article talks with a few chefs including Eduardo Jordan of Salare about the food worlds expectation of colored chef's to make ethnic/exotic foods even when they are trained in classic French or American styles. That’s just a slice of what the article talks about but it's definitely worth the read.

This weekend is Mother's day and one-way to show your mum you love her is to feed her. Volunteer Park Café has a Sunday supper planned for Mother's day that includes asparagus, halibut and rhubarb. Reservations available online. Hitchcock and Bruciato on Bainbridge island will also be serving asparagus and rhubarb focused brunch. Back in the city, Lark will also be celebrating Mother's day with a pre-fix brunch full of sweet and savory options. They’re also hosting a floral arranging class (complete with mimosas) put on by The Field Trip Society on Saturday, May 13. Tickets are available here.

Some quick bites for you:

The Pink Door is back open in its new expanded location, just in time for patio season.

Monica Dima plans on opening another Neon Taco in First Hill. Working name is Lil' Neon Taco.  Keep an eye out for it in the fall.

Café Besalu is transferring hands. Not to worry, you can still get the Kouign amanns and croissants that you love, but the owners James Miller and Kaire are moving to Spain to live their best life. They'll be here till the end of May , so go say bye. After that Café Besalu will be in the hands of Herkimer Coffee.


Our Pick of the Week

Stoneburner, Ballard - I visited Stoneburner for brunch and had their biscuits and gravy. Yum! The gravy reminded me of corn-beef stew but not too salty. The biscuits were a good balance of fluffy and crunchy. It was a filling and delicious meal. I'll be going there again. You should give them a visit.

Rhubarb - Its rhubarb season! Try your hand at this delicious looking rhubarb upside down cake by smitten kitchen


New Sh*t in Town

Poke Square, Ballard - Seattle keeps getting more and more poke spots. The latest one, Poke Square will be opening in Ballard in late May. As expected, they be serving poke bowls consisting of fresh proteins like tuna, salmon etc, housemade sauce and add-ins like crab salad, and pickled ginger. Poke square will also offer the option to get your fish seared. Now that’s different!

Fogo de Chão, Bellevue - Fogo de Chão is expanding in PNW present with its new location in Bellevue which is opening on Mother's Day. The Brazilian steakhouse honors the gaucho traditions of churrasco, the art of roasting meats over an open fire and espeto corrido, "continuous service". As expected, the menu will feature various fire-roasted meats as well as a Market Table and Feijoada Bar which will include salads, soups, feijoada, and other Brazilian side dishes.


Seattle, What's Happening?

One World Dinner Burma, 05/08 - Nue is continuing its one world dinner series and their next destination is Burma! Experience dishes like Okra skewers, Lephet Thoke and Mohinga, the 'National Dish' of Burma. It’s Fresh Catfish in a broth of lemongrass, garlic, toasted rice, fried onion, ginger and crunchy banana tree stem.

Havana Pop-Up Market, 05/20 - Havana will be hosting a daytime pop-up market featuring local vendors and artists. Bloody Mary's will be on special for $7 and vendors like Plantuary, Shipyard Collective and Blue Box Bakery will be present.

Bramling Cross Beer Feast, 05/15 - Chef Travis Post of Bramling Cross and Fremont brewers are coming together to host a family-style dinner that showcases seasonal produce alongside a selection of beers. Both the chef and the brewers will be in attendance to talk about the food throughout the meal. Call the restaurant at 206.420.8192 to save a spot.