Knife For Hire Picnic Foods

Market Menu for Wednesday August 21st, 2013

Beet & Pear Salad

red pears (ACMA Mission Orchards), mixed beets (Nash Farm) roasted with tumeric, nasturtium flowers (Alm Hill)

Truffle Potato Salad

La Soda potatoes (Olsen Farms), summer leeks (One Leaf), greek yogurt (Samish Bay), tarragon

Sweet Peach Lebneh

house-made vanilla bean lebneh, red fire peaches (ACMA Mission Orchards) poached with cardamom and lavender, almonds, mint

Black Bean Tomatillo Salsa

corn, padron and poblano peppers, tomatillos, cilantro (all from Alvarez Organic Farms)

Cranberry Beans & Okra w/ Quinoa Cornbread

cranberry beans (Alm Hill), okra (Alvarez Organic Farms), poblano peppers, pickled sun gold tomatoes (One Leaf), fresh corn

Summer Squash & Eggplant Quinoa Salad

patty pan squash and eggplant (Alvarez Organic Farms), sun gold tomatoes, sumac, marjoram, tomato syrup, rainbow quinoa

Very Local PB&J

raspberry Jam (berries from Alm Hill), peanut butter (peanuts from Alvarez Organic Farms)

Come visit tomorrow.

Buy one of everything.




progressive dinner. south city style.

i’ve been living in South City St. Louis for the past 6 years – it’s an international and diverse place to be. i will surely miss it.

but last night, the Mayor of Food Town took me and the Mixologist on a tour of South Seattle. it is also diverse and wonderfully full of tiny hole-in-the-wall gems.

we started at Catfish Corner – it’s exactly what it sounds like – on the corner, small, friendly, and bursting at the seams with golden fried goodness. some of the best catfish and hushpuppies i have ever had. who knew Seattle had soul?

then we went next door for the proclaimed “Best Ethiopian in Seattle” – Assimba.



the injera was wonderful, the honey wine was weird and interesting, and the vegetarian lentils and greens were missing something (a bit of flavor, i would say).


then we drove across town and stopped into a little bar and grill called, Rose Petals.