Food Porn: Pimienta Bistro

"There is an Advance America location alongside Pimienta Bistro in Federal Way, and a Brown Bear Car Wash across from it. 'I'm next to a gas station,' says chef Blanca Rodriguez, who capped her decade-long career in Nordstrom department-store kitchens by overseeing restaurant operations in five states. 'It's very different, because all my years of working have been in Seattle.' Although the scenery's changed, Rodriguez's standards haven't slipped: At Pimienta, she conclusively proves that a setting usually associated with cheap, homey chow is thoroughly compatible with glamorous, glorious food."

Read the rest of Hanna Raskin's review here.

Photos by Joshua Huston.

Published on June 25, 2012

 
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