1. Pike Place Market’s Sunset Supper www.foodhipster206.com
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    Pike Place Market’s Sunset Supper www.foodhipster206.com

  2. Win Tickets To Seattle Weekly’s Voracious

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    Who wants to go to Seattle Weekly's Voracious? I can hook you up with a pair of VIP tickets ($200 value) to the event on Thursday, 4/24 6pm. Hit me on Instagram to see how to enter. http://instagram.com/p/lti_n5IP1R/

    The event’s been sold out for the past few years. I’ll draw at random the week before. Less people enter, the better chances you’ll have to win.

  3. 7.6.13 

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    Best day of my life. 

    Location - Matt’s in the Market, Seattle

    Photo - Talented photographer Yvonne Wong

  4. What you know about Ippudo?

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    Ippudo

    Ippudo

    Ippudo

    Finally made it to the ramen Hypebeast, Ippudo. Everyone knows it’s flexing with the largest ramen following in the US. People come far and wide with the hopes to catch a bowl along with the infamous pork belly bun. Or at least I did.

    After missing out last summer due to time constraints, I finally made it on this NYC trip. So F’in excited. Please give me a bowl ramen with a rack of pork belly buns. I got the modern version, which was their most popular. It was a harmonized bowl of goodness. The components were very impressive - flavorful creamy broth, fine noodles, and nicely executed pork belly & egg. I actually tried to go 2 times on this trip but couldn’t endure the 2-hour wait time. Word of advice, go early or expect lines.

    Word on the street is there’s a new Ippudo on the Westside.

    Ippudo on Urbanspoon

  5. NYC

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    Ready for the NYC Streets

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    On my way to work

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    Leaving work

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    SoHo Life

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    Bout that Nike life in SoHo

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    The team in Lil Italy

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    Looking for food of course

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    Killed soup dumplings at Shanghai Cafe

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    Obligatory tourist pic - Stark and Recreation

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    Obligatory tourist pic - Flatiron building

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    Lil Canal action outside our loft

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    Smorgasburg - Dumbo

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    Team tourist pic under the bridge

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    Obligatory tourist pic - Grand Central Station

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    Obligatory tourist pic - saw this on the Dark Knight

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    Very fortunate to have a good crew of friends come through and turn up for my bachelor party in New York City a few months back. Y’all probably seen some of these pics on my Instagram. We did that SoHo loft life, ate at the dope food spots, retailed, survive the night life, and all made our flights. Big thanks to the homies for making this one of the best weekends of my life. 

    Also, the homie EyYoJ! productions did this promo recap video of the trip. I can have this on repeat. 

  6. Engagement Pics - Puget Sound

    Almost wedding time. Super stoked! Back in April, my friend talented photographer Miguel Marino took these amazing engagement photos of us at the pier, on the ferry and at Bainbridge Island. The setting was great and the colors turned up for our quintessential Seattle rainy day. If you love these photos you gotta check the rest of our set on Miguel’s site

    If y’all need a photographer, hit up him and drop my name. 

  7. Little Uncle……. Big Taste

    Little Uncle

    Little Uncle

    Little Uncle

    Little Uncle

    Little Uncle

    It maybe a shack but the taste is far from small. Little Uncle serves up a street style Thai experience on the eastside of Capitol Hill. The menu consists of the staples Tofu Phad Thai, Kao Soi (curry noodle soup), Braise Beef Cheek buns, and a rotating special. Outdoor seating is limited but if it were a nice hot day, even sitting on the sidewalk would be popular option.

    I’m down with Little Uncle. The Tofu Phad Thai was impressive with a nice blend of spice and sauce. The curry noodle soup was bursting with flavor and very satisfying. The beef cheek buns were good but I was expecting a little more. I know these pictures are from the colder months of Seattle but the Little Uncle experience is enjoyable in all weather. Also, I hear there’s a Dungeness crab special that I’ll definitely be back for.

    Little Uncle on Urbanspoon

  8. Six Strawberries Hookup Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Fans

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    I have been a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fan since the “Town” and “Otherside”. “The Heist” is in heavy rotation and it makes me even more proud that they’re from Seattle. I was lucky enough to be invited by my friends Will Lemke & Vanessa Ressler of Six Strawberries to do photography for their ice pops at the secret video premier of “Can’t Hold Us.”

    The event consisted of the annual pizza party, the premier of the epic “Can’t Hold Us” video, Q&A session with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the team, dessert, and a grand finale of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performing “Thrift Shop”, “Same Love”, and “Can’t Hold Us”. The party was pretty filthy and one of the best times I’ve had as a photo taker.

    All the fans at the event were treated to Six Strawberries ice pops for dessert. It was a hit and many of them came back for seconds. If you haven’t had a Six Strawberries artisan ice pop, you’ll need to get on that! They’re the real deal coming in creative choices like strawberry rhubarb pie, blueberry lemonade, chai, and many more. Each bar is packed with so much flavor it can get addicting. I’m a big follower and they’re making sunny days in Seattle even better.

    Be sure to tweet or instagram them if you have questions, want to see their whereabouts or peep into what they got going on! 

  9. Seattle Weekly’s Voracious 2013

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    Cuban Bowl - Snout Co

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    Kim chi meatball over rice patty (I love asian food) from Marination Mobile

    Gumbo and Jambalaya from Jemil’s

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    Harvest Vine Proscuitto

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    Salmon Crostini from Spur Gastropub 

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    Platted L to R clockwise - Chicken sausage with bacon jam Skillet, Crusted Tuna, Chicken Liver Mouse RN 74, Steak Tartar Blind Pig Bistro, and Tapioca Dumplings Monsoon

    Top Chef Masters Thierry from Luc doing work! 

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    Cocktail curators from Ba Bar

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    Ticket Winner… Alicia Pearce and friend. Evidence that you can win with reading the blog! 

    Swag with Swag bag

    As I mentioned before… Hands down Seattle Weekly’s Voracious is one of my favorite food events of the year! The tasting awards brought together some of the area’s top restaurants, food trucks, and cocktail curators for a huge foodie celebration. Can’t beat an open bar and all the tasty tastings you can consume. Not to forget, lots of socializing and that Seattle folks came very nicely fitted. Plus partying in the Paramount… why not!   

    Where else are you going to get all these all-star food participation under one roof! 

  10. La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

    La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

    La Sagrada Familia

    La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

    La Sagrada Barcelona

    I love traveling, it’s an outlet that helps further my understanding of life by seeing the world’s awestruck sites and experiencing new culture, food, and people. To continue this journey we just booked tickets to Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, and Eastern Europe. We’ll get to live a little bit of the Scandinavian life, post along the Adriatic and see the history and culture chic of Berlin. Pumped!

    Last year we visited Barcelona and saw the mesmerizing constructions of Antoni Guadi. Our first stop was the larger than life gothic influenced church, La Sagrada Familia. It’s so amazing that one man can have so much power and creativity. Barcelona life was great with its sites, café con leches, parcs, and siestas. 

  11. Waterfront Dining at the Edgewater’s Six Seven

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    Six Seven

    Chef John Roberts

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    English pea boisson (truffle creme)

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    Scallop ceviche

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    Beet carpaccio

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    Six Seven

    Pan roasted ling cod

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    Spring lamb loin

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    Lemon meyer pie

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    The Edgewater is Seattle’s historic pier hotel that once hosted Rock and Rolls’ elite, The Beatles. (There is a famous picture of them fishing out of their room). Recently, the Edgewater took care of one of my heroes, travel food extraordinaire, Anthony Bourdain (Layover Seattle). Lucky for us, the foodhipster206 team received an extension of that hospitality with a generous invite to the Spring Blogger dinner at their signature viewtastic (indoor & outdoor) seafood restaurant, Six Seven.

    The tasting highlighted some of Chef John Roberts’ freshest spring menu creations.  The experience began with a showcase of the season’s fresh starters; a delectably smooth English pea boisson, flavorful and spicy scallop ceviche, and the visually stunning beet carpaccio that would make you forget the beef. The main dishes for the night were the pan roasted ling cod and spring lamb loin. Both were splendid and well executed with a wine pairing. Wrapping up the tasting course was a lemon meyer pie that could satisfy any sweet tooth. 

    It’s always a pleasure to have dinner at Six Seven and enjoy the company of their team and the Seattle food blogging community. It was a fun event to partake in and thank you to the Edgewater for an awesome night!     

    Six Seven on Urbanspoon

  12. Win Tickets to Seattle Weekly’s Voracious on 4/4/13

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

    pics from last year’s event

    Seattle Weekly Voracious

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    Seattle Weekly

    Seattle Weekly

    Hands down one of my favorite food events of the year! Seattle Weekly’s Voracious Tasting brings together some of the area’s top restaurants, food trucks, and cocktail curators for a huge celebration. It’s an open bar and all the tastings you can consume. This year’s all-star participants include IL Corvo, Blind Pig Bistro, Spur Gastropub, Harvest Vine, Taste, Marination Mobile, and others.

    I’m stoked for the event and best of all, I can hook you up with a pair of General Admission tickets ($90 value). There are the 3 easy ways to enter and I’ll randomly draw the winner Thursday, March 28. You can enter once in each of my social channels (max 3 entries per person). Less people enter, the better chance you’ll have to win.

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    Event on Thursday, April 4, Paramount Theater at 7pm, Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission

  13. Doing Vietnamese Food in San Jose

    Quan Hue San Jose

    Mi Quang (turmeric rice noodles with pork and shrimp cake)

    Thit Nuong Quan Hue

    Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong (grilled pork wrapped with rice noodles, the answer to the next level spring roll)

    Com Tam San Jose

    Com Tam GA (chicken)

    Lion Plaza San Jose

    Lots of love for the good ol’ 408! I have been visiting here and hanging out with my grandparents and uncle since I was a toddler. San Jose has one of the highest Vietnamese populations in the US, so you know the food has to be good.

    When in San Jose, I’m always in exploration mode, looking for tasty Vietnamese food. In this past trip I took it back to the old school. I was looking for one of my favorite dishes, Mi Quang (turmeric rice noodles with pork and shrimp), and the search led me to Quan Hue in the Lion Plaza food court. I used to go to this food court with my family when I was a kid, so it was interesting dining now with an adult pallet. And don’t be fooled – Vietnamese food courts in their many strip malls can serve just as good food as in a fancy restaurant at half the price.

    I was very impressed with Quan Hue with its vast selection of the Hue region’s best creations. Of course I ordered the Mi Quang, which was pretty spot on with flavor, spices, acidity and with the pork and shrimp cake. I felt like I was in Vietnam again. We also ordered the Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong (grilled pork wrapped with rice noodles, the answer to the next level spring roll). Both of these dishes are hard to come by in Seattle and a treasure when found.

    My uncle ordered the Com Tam (broken rice) with grilled chicken and egg served with fish sauce. Com Tam is always a hit because the broken rice absorbs so much flavor of the fish sauce. The Lion Plaza food court is a “nguyen nguyen” situation for authentic Vietnamese food. There’s plenty to choose from, everything’s reasonably priced, no gimmicks, and easy seating. I can see myself eating here on the weekly if I lived in San Jose. Guess in the meantime this is my go-to spot.

    Quan Hue on Urbanspoon