Food for Thought
5:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Waiting for a Table

The line around 1 pm on a Saturday at Paseo's in Fremont
Heather W.

So how long would you be willing to stand on line for a table at a popular restaurant? Ten minutes? A half hour? Longer? Not KPLU’s Dick Stein, as he tells Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson on today’s Food for Thought.

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Food for thought
4:30 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Restaurant openings are not always so grand

Even for some of our favorite activities the first time is not necessarily the best time.  Restaurants are no exception.  Especially when you stop to think about how much there is to go wrong.

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3:53 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Liquor privatizers sue state regulators

Backers of an initiative to privatize liquor sales in Washington are suing state regulators for clinging to too much power in the newly opened marketplace. The Washington State Liquor Control Board has the job of interpreting provisions of the ballot measure passed last fall. But Costco, the Washington Restaurant Association and the Northwest Grocery Association say the board is using a heavy hand.

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Underground Food
3:59 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Down economy gives rise to underground dining

Plates full of piping hot calamari await a few final touches before being shuttled out to customers in “Lupita’s” kitchen. Underground dining and other black market businesses increase in a down economy
Anna King N3

In the down economy some people are turning to off-the-books business models. High-priced underground restaurants have been popular with foodies, but some families have begun selling meals from home kitchens just to scrape by.

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