Top Chef:Seattle

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If there was any question if Top Chef was filming in Seattle, there has been a Padma sighting at Mistral and the entire crew at Walrus and Carpenter.

Since it is official that they will start filming next week, some challenges I would love to see:

Geoduck – It’s a clam […]

The KitchenAid Stand Mixer Repair: Leaking Oil/ Grease “Missing Step”

by A.J. Coltrane

The KitchenAid Stand Mixer started dropping grease over the last couple of weeks. The grease had broken down. Most likely this happened because the unit ran hot by getting overworked, or the blinds didn’t get closed and it wound up sitting in the sun. (This also happens if the unit isn’t run […]

The Beautiful Game at Its Best

By Blaidd Drwg

Amazing. Just absolutely amazing. If you told me the score of yesterday’s Italy-Germany match in the Euro 2012 semis was 2-1, I would have just assumed that Germany won the game. Italy, shocking everyone, pulled it out in one of the best games I have seen in a long time. If you […]

Gumbo File

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I love gumbo but it can be really hard to find one with a good balance of flavor and heat in a restaurant. Most of the ones that I have had around Seattle have been too soupy or bland, so I decided to make one recently that was basically a modification […]

Rooting For Schadenfreude

Good signs if you’re not a fan of the Thunder:

Westbrook went 4-20 in the final game, and there’s an ongoing question as to how good a fit he is with Durant. An ESPN column that I read today suggested that the Thunder may try Westbrook at shooting guard. That would make him a short (6′-3″) shooting guard, and […]

Beer of the Week: Fort George Sunrise OPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Fort George Brewery is a brewery out of Astoria, Oregon. Their Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) is a session pale ale made with rainier and cascade hops, chocolate malt and 50 lbs of oatmeal in each batch. It is easy drinking at 5.5% and 45 IBU.

The beer pours golden in […]

The Most Life Changing Burger in America?

By Iron Chef Lefotvers

Recently, Esquire magazine named Dick’s Burgers “The Most Life Changing Burger in America” based on the results of an online poll. I have never understood the fascination with Dick’s – Coltrane, Annie, Mrs. Iron Chef and Mrs. Iron Chef’s sister are all huge fans of the place. While it is cheap […]

One Take Camping Pics

by A.J. Coltrane

A weekend of car camping with very very low batteries in the camera = only one chance food photos *and* no reviewing to look for blemishes… here are some less than perfect photos.


The Great Cheese Steak Search – Dot’s Deli

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I have previous reviewed Dot’s Deli here, so I won’t do that again. Dot’s has become a regular in the Iron Chef lunch rotation, mostly due to their intriguing specials like the tongue sandwich or the cheesesteak. Because of the lack of a good cheesesteak in Seattle, I decided to give […]

Two Links About Pizza

Late Afternoon Sun On The Kitchen Table

by A.J. Coltrane

Two links to Serious Eats —

The very cool Del Popolo food truck serves wood-fired pizza out of a 5,000 lb oven — the oven is inside the truck! Includes a slide show and an interview.

This is an older post that I just ran across today:  Donna Currie has a 12-part post discussing […]