I recently joined Douglas and Rautureau for a taping of their weekly radio show, Seattle Kitchen, to talk about the list and the great meatballs, clam linguines and Bolognese sauces that earned places of honor for their makers. According to the show's Facebook page, the segment was scheduled by popular demand: Listeners had the option of voting for coverage of cheap Italian restaurants or "the story of a restaurateur in Philly being sued for being a good citizen."
Although the 12-minute segment didn't allow for many digressions (I was ready to hold forth on the history of Italian-American cuisine, so perhaps the brevity was for the best. I'll tell you another time about how one in every three restaurants in 1930s New York served Italian food), but we managed a few interesting asides about the viability of take-out pasta and the wonders of Italian baking.
If you'd like to know which popular local restaurant remains on Douglas and Rautureau's must-hit list, tune in to KIRO 97.3 FM this Saturday at 2 p.m., or Sunday at 10 a.m. After it's aired, you can also check out the podcast here.