Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

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by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

Seattle's Culinary Boomtowns
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Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

Seattle‚Äôs skyline says it all ‚ÄĒ¬†the town‚Äôs booming. Construction cranes loom large over all areas of the city, threatening to overshadow the trademark Space Needle.¬†This boom also brings higher tax revenue. The City of Seattle anticipates a 4.5% growth in 2016, thanks largely to Amazon and Boeing.

‚ÄúBoeing and Amazon have become major drivers of the growth in local employment,‚ÄĚ reports Office of the Mayor Ed Murray‚Äôs 2016 Budget Highlights.

The boom town effect trickles down to other economic sectors, including restaurants. Classics like Canlis, Anthony’s Homeport, and Daniel’s Broiler still hold court for Seattle’s elite sports figures, corporate executives and media elites with high-net worth and disposable income.

But such old guard sites now jostle for equal time with an influx of upstart eateries elbowing to serve Seattle’s high-income, high-octane, high-tech hipsters. These up-and-comer consumers demand trendy tipples, craft cocktails, farm-to-table fare, and casual vibes suitable for their frenetic, far-flung family and professional lives.

Additionally, the Port of Seattle reports continued double-digit growth in passenger traffic to the Emerald City in 2015, both by air and cruise ship. Seattle’s cuisine reflects the escalating demands expected of an international hub, including Asian-fusion finds like Wild Ginger, group-friendly gastropubs like Spur, and Northwest cuisine cafe/bars like Local 360.

Moreover, the growth doesn‚Äôt just ‚Äėtrickle-down.‚Äô It trickles out. Neighborhoods like Ballard, SODO, Georgetown, and West Seattle benefit, too, resulting in their own ‚Äėboomlets.‚Äô

Here, Foodable WebTV Network takes a peek at four of Seattle‚Äôs most popular foodie regions on the rise…READ MORE.

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Seattle Urban Wineries Offer Consumers Affordability, Convenience & Smaller Carbon Footprint

Seattle Urban Wineries Offer Consumers Affordability, Convenience & Smaller Carbon Footprint

Seattle Urban Wineries Offer Consumers Affordability, Convenience and a Smaller Carbon Footprint

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This week on Foodable WebTV Network :

Seattle Urban Wineries Offer Consumers Affordability, Convenience, and a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Contributor: L.M. Archer

For Seattleites, food and wine pairing has never proved easier, due in part to Washington’s thriving wine industry. According to the Washington State Wine Commission, Washington State ranks second in premium wine production nationwide. Many of the state’s eight hundred and fifty-plus wineries anchor in suburban Woodinville, or rural Walla Walla. Over thirty wineries, however, choose to operate in greater Seattle. READ MORE.

Seattle Chefs Discuss the Challenges of Winter Sourcing While Maintaining Local, Seasonal Menus

Seattle Chefs Discuss the Challenges of Winter Sourcing While Maintaining Local, Seasonal Menus

Seattle Chefs Discuss the Challenges of Winter Sourcing While Maintaining Local, Seasonal Menus

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My latest Foodable WebTV Network feature:

Seattle Chefs Discuss the Challenges of Winter Sourcing While Maintaining Local, Seasonal Menus

Contributor: L.M. Archer

Are you a hypocrite if you ‚Äėoutsource‚Äô menu items advertised as ‚Äėlocally grown‚Äô during the dearth of winter?

Many Seattle chefs reliant on regional abundance face this dilemma. In a town that prides itself on authenticity, transparency, and sustainability, the problem proves notjust a logistical one, but an ethical one. ‚ÄúCan I look my guests in the eye and still feel good about what I‚Äôm serving?‚ÄĚ Read More.

 

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Marketing to Millennials | Industry Professionals Share Tricks of the Trade

Marketing to Millennials | Industry Professionals Share Tricks of the Trade

Millennials

My latest contribution to Foodable TV on Marketing to Millennials

Millennials.¬†Food and wine industry darlings — or demons? Perhaps a bit of both. Defined as those between ages 18-34, many food and wine venues invest heavily in marketing to this niche market. Is the return on investment worth it? ¬†Read more.

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FoodableTV: 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About

FoodableTV: 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About

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 Foodable TV | 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

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My latest contribution in FoodableTV...

Seattle’s culinary consumers constitute a savvy lot and local bakeries here rise to the challenge.

Find out how a baker’s half-dozen of the Emerald City’s doughboys and girls knead, roll, and glaze their way into the hearts, minds, souls Рand stomachs Рof Seattle’s most discerning, carb-conscious, and dietary-restricted customers. Read more at here.

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WITWIB? VdP & NV

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WITWIB? Wines of Provence Wine Tasting at Mistral Kitchen

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I’m in a ros√© state of mind….¬†after a fabulous recent wine tasting hosted by Wines of Provence and¬†paired with the provocative flavors of Mistral Kitchen.

 Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin and Vins de Provence host Julie Peterson  put attendees through our wine tasting paces, while chef/owner William Belickis dazzled with his culinary delights.

Check back later this week for the low down on summer sippers from sunny Provence…and the inside scoop on my current trip¬†to Napa, including some exciting, under-the-radar artisan wine makers.

Cheers!

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Restaurant Intervention: Le Caviste, Seattle

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binNotes reprises ‘Restaurant Intervention’ for a cameo appearance by Le Caviste ¬†in downtown Seattle. Luckily, no intervention required…

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Need an authentic Parisian bistrot-à-vins fix? Alors! Look further than Le Caviste in downtown Seattle.

Le Caviste channels all the best features¬†of that favorite little Parisian bistro you’ve secretly dreamed about¬†revisiting¬†someday¬†–¬†you know the one…tucked away in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower (or, in this case, The¬†Space Needle…) with¬†quaint¬†chalk board menus offering up the daily plats du jour and wines by the glass, charming butcher-papered tables, and that inimitable¬†French¬†bonhomie.

Le Caviste has it all, including a truly Parisian-inspired wine list.

Let’s talk about the wine list. Both white and red lists¬†feature affordable,¬†everyday regional¬†wines by the glass or bottle. Whenever possible, wines sourced reflect organic and sustainable vineyard practices.

Delightful finds include a blanc and rouge from ¬†France’s¬†Savoie, as well as those from¬†the more familiar¬†Loire, Rhone, Bordeaux, and Burgundy regions. In search of something a bit more complex? Look for a hidden gem or two¬†premier crus tucked among the carte des vins, with uncharacteristically modest prestige pricing to match.

Generous plats du jour groan with locally sourced bread, eggs and mushrooms, charcuterie, artisan cheese, imported fish and  olives Р all designed to stave off hunger and mitigate excess wine intake.   On your way out, a sweet little retail section beckons with tasty little take-out bottles at ridiculous retail prices.

But before you exit, ¬†check out owner and oenophile David Butler’s lovingly compiled list of best¬†wine bistros¬†in ParisIt’ll make you want to jump-start your return¬†to the City of Lights someday…with a few stops at Le Caviste for inspiration!

Sante!

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Le Caviste  | 1919 7th Avenue | Seattle, WA 98101 | 206.728.2657

4 to Midnight Tuesday through Saturday


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David Butler, Owner – Le Caviste | Seattle