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Day: May 16, 2021

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The Kroger Co. has launched the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a business incubator for fresh food and related suppliers.

Under the partner program, announced Wednesday, Kroger aims to discover new U.S. growers, producers and other suppliers to help drive the continued expansion of its supermarkets’ fresh departments, including produce, deli, bakery, meat, seafood, dairy, specialty cheese and floral.

Through May 31, suppliers can apply to join the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, which will be held in Cincinnati in August, Kroger said, adding that

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Mike Chen is a food vlogger (video blogger) with more than 3.7 million followers on his Strictly Dumpling YouTube channel. Chen was born in China but raised in the Midwest, where his parents ran Chinese buffet restaurants, giving him a front-row seat to the food business from an early age. Later in life, Chen had jobs in finance and digital strategy before becoming a full-time eater. Recently he moved from Seattle to North Texas, where

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Saheb Indian Bistro plans to open in mid-June at the former location of Pescados in Midlothian. (Jack Jacobs photo)

The former home of a long-running Midlothian seafood restaurant will reopen as an Indian concept.

Saheb Indian Bistro plans to open at 13126 Midlothian Turnpike in mid-June. The space was formerly home to Latin-Caribbean seafood joint Pescados, which permanently closed in December after 18 years in business.

Saheb owner Shyam “Sam” Sharma sought to strike out on his own after he came off his most recent gig as co-owner at another Chesterfield Indian restaurant, Pakwaan Indian Cuisine, which he

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An old buddy from my high school days texted me the other day a line that’s making its way around the internet: “Thirty days sober, folks. Not consecutively, but here and there over the years. I’m estimating.”

Then I heard from a local lobbyist worried about the prospects of a bill that was in limbo at the Hawaii Legislature.

“I’ve been drinking so much lately,” she lamented.

(Good news: the bill passed. I am not sure about the drinking.)

And then there was this from a good friend of mine in town.

“I would drink less if there weren’t so

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Just when we thought Peeps-flavored Pepsi reigned supreme in the world of unexpected culinary mashups, Cheez-It cake entered the chat and promptly stole the throne. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Cheez-It decided to throw dessert norms out the window and release a so-called Cheez-Itennial Cake made with an entire box of the orange crackers. Unsure whether you should be drooling or feeling nauseous right now? Yeah, same here.

Created by celebrity chef and Sugargoat bakery founder Stephanie Izard, the confection starts with batter that incorporates actual ground-up Cheez-It flour, and once baked, it’s layered with a Cheez-It shortbread crumble.

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Welcome to the weekend! Here are some things you can do around the Seattle area.

Eats and drinks

  • Cook delicious Braised Pork Shoulder with Rainier and Charred Limes, with this recipe courtesy of Seattle cook Sarah Monson.
  • Head to Renton for delectable barbecue, Aussie-style chicken schnitzel and more great neighborhood eats.
  • Welcome spring with this quick and crispy recipe for Snap Peas with Mint and Feta.
  • Try these fresh vegan spring rolls with peanut sauce that are easy to make at home.
  • Check out these 25 new restaurant and bar openings around the Greater Seattle
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