So, did you manage to score your free cupcakes from the new Eastside location of Cupcake Royale yesterday ? Well you might've been able to


Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Free Cupcakes, Free Cheeseburgers and The Best Restaurant in the World

So, did you manage to score your free cupcakes from the new Eastside location of Cupcake Royale yesterday? Well you might've been able to if you'd read this here blog with a little more frequency.

And if you were reading carefully, you might also have figured out how to get some free cheeseburgers from Kidd Valley--all that's required is a willingness to dress like a pin-up girl, pull on some short-shorts and say the secret code phrase. Which, for the record, I am totally willing to do when there are free burgers on the line. Also, I look pretty fucking sexy in hot pants.

While you're trying desperately not to think of me in hot pants, here's some other stuff you might've missed, too...

Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream got named as one of the 10 best ice cream shops in the country by MSN.

$12 buys you all the happy hour snacks you can hold at the Fairmont Olympic (booze not included).

Interested in calibrating your thermometer? The Seattle Food Geek can tell you all you ever wanted to know about the proper methodology.

Versus took on airport grub this week--with predictable results. And Bottomfeeder took on chafed thighs and El Norte in Lake City.

Interested in how the first of the faux-Surly Gourmands did when picking up the mantle of mom jokes and four-letter words? Check it out right here. And then click on over to the (apparently) neverending discussion of Michael Pollan, $8 eggs and stuff that rich food writers like.

We had a list of the Top Five backpack foods this week. (Does whiskey count if you put it in a backpack?)

Followed by news about Homegrown and Skillet coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Then it was tomato news...

Alcoholic giraffe news...

Wine news...

And an excuse to make fun of Guy Fieri


There's a new food truck coming to town--this one offering gourmet burgers and fries. More importantly, how about a report from Nevada with an all-you-can-consume BBQ and booze fest headlined by ASIA. I know!

After that, it was on to noodles for breakfast, tequila, ESPN and hot dogs at Auto Battery, sex jokes about Wallingford and a #4 ranking, nationally, for Seattle's happy hours, according to CNBC (who really ought to be spending their time reporting on more important news).

Rene Redzepi, chef of the Best Restaurant on Earth
Want to have dinner with the chef at the best restaurant in the world? Well you can, and we can tell you how. Just think, it'll be something to do while not going to see Eat, Pray, Love, in which Julia Roberts gets intimate with an elephant (or at least that's what I've gathered from the commercials playing every ten minutes).

Finally, those of you paying close attention would've known where to score some mermaid tails for supper, brunch and pre-game bloody Mary's, and learned all there was to know about the intersection of food and the atomic bomb (complete with wacky pictures!).

But hey, who are we to tell you what to read and how to spend your days? You can do whatever you want.

Unless, of course, you really want to know about the week-long last call party at the Buckaroo Tavern. You want information like that, you're gonna have to come to us.

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