Hungry & Thirsty

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What is posole? Is the date on a carton of eggs set in stone? How long can one hangover last? You have questions about food

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Hungry & Thirsty

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    What is posole? Is the date on a carton of eggs set in stone? How long can one hangover last? You have questions about food and beverages; Hungry & Thirsty continue to be at your service. Write to hungry&thirsty@seattleweekly.com or c/o Seattle Weekly, 1008 Western Ave., Ste. 300, Seattle, WA 98104. Hey Hungry & Thirsty— I was wondering if you knew of any good karaoke spots—karaoke not in the sense of drunken people performing bad songs in front of an entire bar, but drunken people performing bad songs in a private room with their friends—karaoke in the more traditional Asian vein. I tend to be a mike hog, and that's something you just can't do when there's tons of other people anxious to get onstage. Any advice would be helpful. Audrey Hungry replies: Karaoke has been anathema to me since that fateful night in San Francisco that Thirsty abandoned me onstage during a duet of "Band of Gold," causing irreparable singing-related trauma. Since then I have been scarcely able to hum quietly when no one is around. The loss of song is truly a tragedy, and if hog the mike is what you must do, here is the recommendation of another reader for a place where you may: C'est Si Bon Karaoke at 13100 Stone N., 368-9838. Said reader raved about this private-room karaoke palace at great length, but they do not seem to be answering their telephone, so perhaps not all is si bon. Alternately, you may try Seattle's Best Karaoke, with two locations: SBK1 in the International District (601 S. King, Ste. 102, 682-7028) and SBK2 downtown (1818 Minor, 343-6599). Reservations are recommended; food and drunken-causing liquids are not served, but you may carry them in or have them delivered. Enjoy your fun. I'll be just fine. No, truly, don't mind me. Thirsty replies: I was thirsty! And that is a terrible song, so terrible. I did not know the song! I needed a beverage! How long will you hold this against me! I said sorry! Sorry again! In unrelated food news, Hungry gossips: We were looking forward for weeks to an invite to feast for free at Palisade. Now we learn that practically before we've digested chef John Howie's four-star cooking, Howie himself will be gone from the kitchen of Restaurants Unlimited's fancy seafood house at the foot of Magnolia. There are no hard feelings between R.U. and the gentleman who opened Palisade for them almost 10 years ago, we hear; Howie merely yearned to be his own boss and found some financial backing to fulfill his dream. Seattle's loss is the Eastside's gain; Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar is due to open in early spring in downtown Bellevue, featuring a typical Howie mix of seafood—raw, cooked, cured, brined, smoked, wokked, and planked. hungry&thirsty@seattleweekly.com

     
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