LAST-MINUTE ALERT: Brouwer's Cafe (400 N. 35th St.) is hosting a party for Chuckanut Brewery tonight to celebrate its big win at the Great American Beer Festival (uh, a little award called Small Brewery of the Year). If you haven't tried these beers, this is your chance to sample through the array of classic, German, and European-style lager beers, which I can't talk up enough.
Nancy Leson of the Times was in New Orleans recently for the American Food Journalists conference and was introduced to the loveliness that is Poppy Tooker. She wrote two posts about the New Orleans chef: rice calas and gumbo. You think this is a scratch on the back to thank Nancy for referring to me in her blog earlier this week? Nope, just some good information from the maven.
Matthew Amster-Burton has a leftover Gourmet (R.I.P.) piece on his blog, Roots & Grubs, about nam prik pow.
Caffe Vita just dropped the lineup for its GIVE Seattle compilation, out November 17. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Art Corps.