TMA Mondays: So Nutty

TMA'ed while listening to Kiss It Better - Kaytranda Edition by Rihanna

What's with all the recalls? This week, Hostess voluntarily recalled various snack cakes and donuts because they may have possibly come in contact with peanut residue. Also, going though nut-related situations, is Panera. They are being sued by a family that claims that their daughters grilled cheese came with peanut butter that she reacted very badly to.

I'm not sure how I feel about a peanut butter grilled cheese, but at least the FDA finally knows how it feels about salt. Last week it released sodium guidelines that apply to all sorts of food from cereals to sandwiches. The guidelines aren't mandatory for food companies to comply to yet, but it’s a step towards a more regulated sodium intake.


Our Pick of the Week

Kedai Makan, Capitol Hill - Sometimes I forget how good Kedai Makan is until I go there and then I just want to eat there for the next week. If you used to visit them when they were still take out only on Olive Way, they currently have their old short-rib dish back on the menu. Get it before it disappears again.

Nectarines - It's that time of the year where the peaches and nectarines are sweet and juicy and you walk through Pike Place just for the free slices. If you don’t do that, you should. Better yet, buy some nectarines and try this recipe for nectarine upside-down sheet cake written by Yossy Arrefi for The Kitchn.


New Sh*t in Town

Nutty Squirrel Gelato, Capitol Hill - Just in time for the heat, Nutty Squirrel Gelato opened its third location last week. This time it's a permanent pop-up location inside the Eat Local shop in Cap Hill.  Apparently, they are World's Best Gelato finalists, so visit them to try their gelato and gelato popsicles for yourself.

GoPoké, International District - Seattle is on a poke wave so luckily for folks in the international district, they'll be getting their own neighborhood poke restaurant. GoPoké is set to open this summer and will obviously be serving poke, but also on the menu is Dole Pineapple Whip. Stay tuned for more updates on their opening.

Absinthe Brasserie, Belltown - There is a new specialty bar in town and its Absinthe Brasserie. They'll be serving more than a dozen types of absinthe but will also have drinks for the non-absinthe lovers.  On their food menu will be southern comfort favorites like hush puppies and crab cakes. Stop by for a different kind of night out.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Elysian 20th Anniversary, 06/11 - Elysian Brewery will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a bang this upcoming weekend. There'll be over 20 beers on tap and entry tickets come with two drink tickets with additional pours just $3 each. There be musical performances as well as food truck and aerial artists in attendance. Buy your ticket snow for $30 or $35 on the day.

At the Table: Chef Nick Novello of Skillet Diner, 06/15 - Pike Place Market's Atrium Kitchen has kicked off its At The Table cooking series and in two weeks, Chef Nick Novello from Skillet Diner will be demonstrating how to prepare a Pan Seared Ling Cod Provencal. Are you drooling? Good. Buy your tickets.

Father's Day Specials, 06/19 - If you are wondering how to show your dad some love on this year's upcoming father's day, look no further. Restaurants like Volunteer Park Café and Chop Shop are hosting Father's Day Suppers.  Call 206-535-8541 to make a reservation for Chop Shops Prime Rib dinner and 206-328-3155 for Volunteer Park Café's Sunday Supper.


Sources: Seattle Eater, Seattle Met, Seattle Times