Dine Out: Homegrown

My friend Stacy reminded me the other day that the new sandwich place in Redmond, kitty-corner from Matador, just opened. I thought, “Seriously, another sandwich shop? How many do we need around here?” Well, this is the one we really did need, and just didn’t know it yet. Homegrown, which has several branches throughout Seattle…

Cooking at Home: Bacon in the Oven

Not long ago I curiously watched my sister fry bacon in a pan on the stove. She laid down several strips at a time, turning each one over until crispy, and trying to not get splattered by all the bacon fat rendered in the pan. When the strips were done she moved them to a…

Dine Out: Quinn’s Pub

The other night the mister and I wanted some comfort food. The weather was turning, we’d had a long week, and we just wanted a warm place that was fun and cozy, with good food and drinks. So we hit up Quinn’s Pub. Not only did it hit the mark on all our requirements, it…

Dine Out: Poppy

My husband and I had dinner at Poppy last weekend, and we were so glad we finally made it there; it’s been on our “to do” list for awhile. I love the name “Poppy”—it just conjures such a sunny, light feeling, don’t you think? Poppy the restaurant, however, conjures something more gastronomically pleasing. You walk…