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manxome foe Apr 16, 2009 11:22 PM

i'm trying to expand my list of seattle restaurants that try to source local, sustainable, organic ingredients and ethically-raised animals. any thoughts?

on my list so far are tilth, sitka & spruce, agua verde, volterra, cantinetta...

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    wallyz RE: manxome foe Apr 17, 2009 08:07 AM

    Caprice Kitchen

    www.chefannecatharine.com

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      jaydeflix RE: manxome foe Apr 17, 2009 10:09 AM

      Green Go Foods (http://www.greengofood.com/
      )Stumbling Goat Bistro (http://www.stumblinggoatbistro.com
      )TASTE at SAM (http://www.tastesam.com/
      )Likely anyplace that Thundering Hooves sells to (http://www.thunderinghooves.net/where...
      )Likely anyplace that Skagit River Ranch sells to (http://www.skagitriverranch.com/pages...)

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        equinoise RE: jaydeflix Apr 17, 2009 10:17 AM

        Lark. Don't know the extent to which they pursue these goals compared with the places mentioned above, but I find their preperations of local/organic food to be among the more sophisticated and delicious in the group.

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        Brunhilde RE: manxome foe Apr 17, 2009 12:41 PM

        Sandpoint Grill

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          choweater RE: manxome foe Apr 17, 2009 02:15 PM

          Cafe Juanita http://www.cafejuanita.com/
          Poppy http://www.poppyseattle.com/
          Spinasse http://www.spinasse.com/
          Corson Building http://www.thecorsonbuilding.com/
          Palace Kitchen http://www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants...
          Veraci Pizza http://www.veracipizza.com/
          Art of the Table http://www.artofthetable.net/

          These quality restaurants buy from local farms, shop at farmers markets and try to run their businesses in sustainable manner. When I talk to chefs, they often prioritize local, then sustainable, then organic. Often the local farms cannot afford to be called organic which requires out-of-pocket fees and verification from accredited sources.

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            PAO RE: choweater Apr 17, 2009 03:28 PM

            Agree with the above comment about organic. Add to the list Trellis in Kirkland, where the chef grows some of his own produce.

            http://www.heathmankirkland.com/html/...

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              blondi2598 RE: choweater Jul 31, 2009 12:01 AM

              I'm not sure I would consider Cafe Juanita, they serve foie gras. Which does not come from animals raised with ethics.

              Try dinner at PCC deli, it's not fancy, but for a quick, affordable, quality, healthy, ethical meal it's perfect!

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                Green Eggs and Ham RE: blondi2598 Jul 31, 2009 11:03 AM

                The last thing in the world this thread needs is to get into a foie gras debate. That being said, I simply must object to the notion that foie gras comes from animals raised without ethics.
                It is a fact that, in this country, foie gras producers must follow strict guidelines for how their animals are raised and treated - they are free range, never caged, and fed all natural feed.
                In fact, I would suggest that ducks raised by foie gras producers in this country are raised MORE ethically than the majority of beef, chicken, rabbit, and venison producers - including the free range, all natural, etc. product you'll find at PCC.

                Cafe Juanita makes local, organic and sustainable decisions about the food they serve and their food is outstanding.

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                  choweater RE: Green Eggs and Ham Jul 31, 2009 12:40 PM

                  Well said GE&H. For a discussion of some of the best foie gras in the world, check out Dan Barber's talk on TED.com
                  http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_barber_s...

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              tracyd RE: manxome foe Jul 31, 2009 12:18 PM

              We are going to be in Seattle around the end of August with three small children (1, 3 and 4) and nine adults. Would any of these restaurants be good for that type of a crowd? Obviously we don't want anything too fancy, but something with entrees in the $20 - $30 range and outdoor seating or a nicer casual restaurant usually works well. Also, we are staying near the airport, so suggestions on that side of town would be nice. (Although we will hopefully spend some time downtown too.) Any ideas would be really helpful, thanks!

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                mrnelso RE: tracyd Oct 21, 2009 03:19 PM

                Verace Pizza at about 4th NW and Market is fine with kids. It's a little loud and busy with take-out traffic, since the neighborhood has discovered it, but good and reasonable . Nearby, and also good for kids, is Tutta Bella. If you want a crazy scene, go to Pasta Freska, on Westlake, where the staff will just ask if there's anything you don't want and then proceed to bring food to the table. Kids all over the place.

              2. akilwine RE: manxome foe Oct 21, 2009 12:05 PM

                my picks for restaurants that serve local ingredients:
                Cafe Flora in Madison Park http://www.cafeflora.com/ vegetarian open 7 days a week
                Fresh Bistro by herban feast in West Seattle www.freshbistroseattle.com
                Carmelita on Greenwood www.carmelita.net vegetarian dinner only
                "The Goat" http://www.stumblinggoatbistro.com/

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                Cafe Flora
                2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

                Stumbling Goat Bistro
                6722 Greenwood Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98103

                Carmelita
                7314 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

                Fresh Bistro
                4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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