Your Daily Dose of Food News, Events and Must-Read Miscellany   Ericka Burke’s

Your Daily Dose of Food News, Events and Must-Read Miscellany

Ericka Burke’s long anticipated Canal Market is now open for business today in Seattle’s Portage Bay neighborhood at 2919 Fuhrman Ave E. The market stocks household goods, local produce, fresh pressed juices and a full deli as well. Mornings will feature a breakfast bar with items such as house made pastries, granola, yogurt and house made jams while lunchtime brings salads, soups and sandwiches. Takeaway dinner items will also be available from the counter.

Hot Cakes and local bakery Sea Wolf are teaming up to fill Mother’s Day with bread and toast. The brothers of Sea Wolf Bakery will have a pop-up at the Ballard Ave shop on Sunday, May 10, selling their loaves from 10am until they sell out. Hot Cakes will be making some of their own toasts with their bread and a couple of sandwich specials alongside the usual selection of handmade treats and Blue Star coffee.

Sushi Kappo Tamura is celebrating Mother’s Day in Japanese style and Chef Taichi knows how to pick his fish. So treat mom to some of the best seafood in the northwest with authentic Japanese preparation. Lunch items include Skagit River Ranch Wagyu beef konabe, Takiawase with satoimo, kabocha, prawn, hirouse and snow peas, Neah Bay black cod and Alaskan red crab and Fraser River Sockeye topped with Puget Sound Ikura. Lunch is $50 for adults and $22 for children-12 and under. Reservations can be made online or by calling 206.547.0937.

Kudos to Blaine Wetzel at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island for winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Northwest. Last year, Wetzel won the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year for the entire country. If you haven’t yet been for a meal, or read about one, check out our coverage of it last summer.