Julien Perry

The DishThe key to a good fried pickle is not in the

The DishThe key to a good fried pickle is not in the pickle itself, but the breading. The majority of fried pickles we've tasted have… Continue reading

Ignore the fact that there are 110 calories in a single tablespoon.

Ignore the fact that there are 110 calories in a single tablespoon. Ignore that you have to shake the bottle for at least 20 seconds… Continue reading

Don't plan on eating for a while after ingesting this bit of decadence.

Versus: The Cake Mom Used to Make

Taking stock of West Seattle's cheesecake factories.

Don't plan on eating for a while after ingesting this bit of decadence.

Say goodbye to Curio Confections. Owner Maria Friedman is closing the University

Say goodbye to Curio Confections. Owner Maria Friedman is closing the University District shop after one year. "I'm closing because, well, I'm exhausted!" says Friedman.… Continue reading

At Oliver's, don't let the carnival bag fool you.

Versus: Kings of Corn

Decadent popcorn makes for a deadly duel.

At Oliver's, don't let the carnival bag fool you.

The DishHow do you define a good cheesecake? Is it the flavor?

The DishHow do you define a good cheesecake? Is it the flavor? The texture? Can you have one without the other? For answers, we set… Continue reading

Rock ‘N Pop SwirlTell me if you’ve heard this one: Baskin-Robbins serves

Rock 'N Pop SwirlTell me if you've heard this one: Baskin-Robbins serves a line of brightly-colored and crazy-sounding sherbets. I had no idea until I… Continue reading

Confess your love for cheesecake at The ConfectionalWe thought we’d try something

Confess your love for cheesecake at The ConfectionalWe thought we'd try something new with our Versus column by asking you, dear reader, for your help.… Continue reading

Matt’s in the Market is now using the new iPad as its

Matt's in the Market is now using the new iPad as its primary reservation book. Wine director Chris Lara says not only is the new… Continue reading

We don’t have to tell you that most people looking to sink

We don't have to tell you that most people looking to sink their tastebuds into something creamy, cool and smooth probably won't gravitate towards a… Continue reading

King’s After-School Special.

Versus: Peanut-Butter Burgers [sic]

Is King's the king? Or should McCoy’s be doctored?

King’s After-School Special.

The DishTruffled popcorn may seem like a throw away snack, but if

The DishTruffled popcorn may seem like a throw away snack, but if not executed properly, it can wreak havoc on the palate and the mouth.… Continue reading

Some turn to a bottle of bourbon. Others head for the nearest

Some turn to a bottle of bourbon. Others head for the nearest pizza joint. Yet, for a small group, nothing helps them cleanse themselves from… Continue reading

The seasoning at Kona is spot-on.

Versus: Loco for Moco Buffs

A Hawaiian showdown between Kona Kitchen and Kauai Family Restaurant.

The seasoning at Kona is spot-on.

http://www.myspace.com/vitosmadisongrillIf you miss the back-booth deals and 50s nostalgia of the stalwart

http://www.myspace.com/vitosmadisongrillIf you miss the back-booth deals and 50s nostalgia of the stalwart Italian joint on Madison known as Vito's, you're in luck--someone has swooped in… Continue reading

Don't eat this "burger"!

Versus: Convenience Snacking at 7-Eleven and Chevron Extra Mile

The Dish: We'd like to preface this week's column with a warning: You should not be eating either of the following Versus contenders. This is… Continue reading

Don't eat this "burger"!

The DishLoco Moco is a traditional Hawaiian fast-food dish that starts with

The DishLoco Moco is a traditional Hawaiian fast-food dish that starts with a mountain of white rice, followed by a hamburger patty, a fried egg… Continue reading

Caviar’s got nothing on this fishy egg.

Versus: Deviled Eggs Get the Respect They Deserve at Seastar and Anchovies & Olives

The Dish: The thing about deviled eggs is that everyone seems to make fun of them. ("The '50s called—they want their party food back.") Yet… Continue reading

Caviar’s got nothing on this fishy egg.

The DishWe’d like to preface this week’s column with a warning: You

The DishWe'd like to preface this week's column with a warning: You should not be eating either of the following Versus contenders. This is the… Continue reading

I am a sucker for spicy food, but I usually don’t like

I am a sucker for spicy food, but I usually don't like it in my candy. It's not that I think sugar and spice don't… Continue reading