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  • Seattle Magazine Best Foodie Blog Award and Bite of Seattle

    Posted on | July 21, 2008 | 65 Comments |

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    This certificate came in mail yesterday, along with a letter from the editor of the Seattle Magazine. I don’t have words to describe how I felt, I was in seventh heaven! I have been neglecting the restaurant part of the blog lately, and this one gave me a much needed kick in the backside to bring that lost enthusiasm back. Lately I haven’t been taking pictures of our meals out, or even if I do I sit on those for so long that I forget about the whole experience by the time I am ready to write about it. But with an honor like this, I think I need to get back in the saddle again! Thank you Seattle Magazine!

    Talking about food and Seattle, one of the major food events that we have every year is the Bite of Seattle, an annual food festival over at the Seattle center. Frankly, the food portion of the event is kinda blah; when you see a Panda Express stall there you can imagine the class of food!

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    Okay, I am being a little too hard on the food part; there really is some good stuff there, if you look around and if you are willing to stand in never ending lines! The only exotic food I’ve ever had from here is the Alligator meat on a stick, which quite frankly tasted like fried chicken, with a little harder texture.  We still went there this weekend, just because we had nothing to do and it was just a few minutes walk from our house, also the crowd is crazy fun!    Bite of Seattle 027

    We got some snacks from an Indonesian food stall just because that had the shortest line, and got us a couple of cold beers from the beer garden. It was so hard to find a place to sit, but I did some major annoying hovering over this couple who were done with their drinks, but were showing no signs of leaving, finally they couldn’t take my staring anymore, they got up and left. There was good music and the weather was great, people were having way too much fun, especially the kids.

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    Apart from the crowd, the only interesting thing from the evening was the quick lesson we got on the right way of smoking the salmon.  Apparently this company goes around the world giving demonstrations on smoke roasting seafood, and this is a sight we would never get to see unless we go to some factory, at least that is what they told us. It really was a fun demonstration.

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    They use alder wood for the fire, since it doesn’t crackle and burns very clean and cedar wood for smoking the salmon, for the fragrance and because cedar produces some natural oils which keep the fish moist.  This was the best salmon we’ve ever had, or it might just have been the whole experience, who knows!

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    65 Responses to “Seattle Magazine Best Foodie Blog Award and Bite of Seattle”

    1. Mishmash!
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 12:18 am

      hey so cool :) Congrats dear :) thats recognition as well as motivation in one single mail :)

    2. Dee
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 12:53 am

      Congrats Sig :( Flower): !!! U deserve it girl , I know for sure I can check back your blog for a review of restaurants in seattle. U are doing great work and all the hard work has paid off ! Congratulations again , have a great week ahead!

    3. archana
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:00 am

      :cry: so who did you bribe to get all the rest of us out of the running? :) I need to go have chat with the other seattle girls wrts to your chalu actions.

      Congrats I think are in order??!!!! :( Martini): :razz:

    4. Seema
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:11 am

      Congrats on a great acievement.. Way to go!! Wishing you more success always :smile:

      So where our treat for all blogger friend, can we have a party??? :party:

    5. nags
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:37 am

      CONGRATS!!! you must be so proud :) well deserved sig!! :)

    6. arundati
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:56 am

      wah wah!! bahut achche!! congratulations Sig… get off that behind of yours and give us some restaurant action!! but seriously…this is just so fab!!

    7. Raaga
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 2:11 am

      Congratulations Sig!! This calls for a party

    8. Anita
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 3:44 am

      Well, well…congratulations are in order! :party: :( Martini): :( coffee): [cool new emoticons!]

    9. sra
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 4:56 am

      Congrats, Sig! Enjoyed the pix!

    10. arundathi
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 5:33 am

      a hugely deserved award – congrats!

    11. indosungod
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 7:31 am

      Sig, Congrats! Its about time to get out of the hibernation right?

      Glad that Seattle Magazine did with its award to a very well deserved blog.

    12. CW
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 7:46 am

      Wow, Sig..congratulations!! Laminate it and stick it on top of your you’ll post more? :D

    13. Laavanya
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 7:49 am

      Congratulations Sig! You totally deserve it. :smile:

    14. richa
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 8:26 am

      yoohoo, that is wonderful :( Martini):
      Congratulations sweetie!

    15. rachel
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 8:35 am

      it isn’t surprising..the award!! Congra :smile: ts!!!

    16. Gini
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:07 am

      Congrats! So well deserved!

    17. Shreya
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:09 am

      Hi, Congratulations!:-)

    18. Meeta
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:13 am

      Congrats yaar! Things like this are always a good motivation. I love the pictures of the big fish grilling!

    19. tbc
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:24 am

      Congratulations, Sig! That is commendable. :smile:

    20. Aparna
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:32 am

      Congratulations Sig and Siv, For putting your tummies on the line for better or for worse, and logging your experiences so beautifully! Keep them coming. Wishing you many more of such milestones

    21. Ramya Balan
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:41 am

      WOW Congrats :( Martini):. You deserve this award.

    22. Rajtha
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:43 am

      Oh Siggy!! i am so happy and proud of you sweetheart :) deserve it for sure and many many more!!…

    23. usha Rao
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:45 am

      congrats Sig!!!! you deserve the ward.

    24. Divya
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:49 am

      Congrats Sig..You deserve the award!! So..Where’s the party tonight???;-)

    25. rina
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 10:17 am

      :( Yes): You deserve it girl…Congrats :( Flower): :cool:

    26. bee
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 10:59 am

      congrats, sig!!!

    27. Liz Johnson
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 10:59 am

      Congratulations Sig ! Way to go ! And you deserve it ! I am sooo happy for you. I regularly follow your food blog even though I have never written a comment b4. I love the way you write , your terrific sense of humor and your perfect pictures ..Keep it up !

    28. Liz Johnson
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 11:03 am

      :( Yes): Congrats Sig ! Way to go ! I am sooo happy for you . You deserve it. I love your sense of humor, style of writing and your perfect pictures. I am a regular reader of your blog even though I have never posted a comment. Keep it up!

    29. Swati Jain:Sugarcraft India
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 11:22 am

      Dear Sig, heartiest congratulations lady!! You are a celebrity ya!!
      Enjoy and have fun..the praises are endless for you.. You deserve all the accolades!!

    30. rashmi
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

      Congrats Sig….you deserve it.. :smile:

    31. sagari
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

      congrats sig

    32. Mansi
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 1:38 pm

      Congrats gal! you totally deserve it! :( Yes):

    33. Su
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

      Sweet!!!! A very well deserved honor for sure! Congratulations!

    34. musy
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

      Congratulations!! :( Martini): :party:

    35. Mona
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

      Congratulations Gal! Keep it up. You must so proud :( Yes): :party:

    36. Mythili
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

      Whoa! We should totally drink to this :( Martini):

      Super excited for you! Ladies and Gents, we have a celebrity in our midst.


    37. shilpa
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

      Woowwww..thats so cool…Congrats Sig :grin: .
      I didn’t know salmon’s were sooooo big :oops:

    38. Pravs
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 10:26 pm

      congrats !!! awesome, sig !! Feel happy when i see pics and read about Seattle. :smile:

    39. Kalai
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

      Congratulations on the award, Sig!! You definitely deserve it! :( Yes): :( Flower):

    40. notyet100
      July 22nd, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

      congrats for the well deserved award,…

    41. Fathima
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 12:42 am

      Congrats Sig! :( Yes): I am a frequent visitor of your website and you really deserve this!

    42. Jyothsna
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 1:42 am

      Congrats Sig!! That’s well-earned! :( Martini): Btw, did ya say alligator meat??? :eek:

    43. Suganya
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 2:55 am

      Am myself thrilled to hear this. Congrats Sig. You truly deserve it, for the wonderful spirit you have.

    44. lakshmi
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 4:34 am

      Congratulations – I’ve always enjoyed your restaurant reviews – although I live miles away to actually get around to trying them.

    45. Bhagyashri
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 5:34 am

      Congrats Sig! A very well deserved achievement!

    46. Padmaja
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 7:05 am


      Wow thats great, congratulations!!! Now when r u throwing a party for us???

    47. Mamatha
      July 23rd, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

      How cool is that! Congratulations on the well-deserved award Sig!

    48. Gowri
      July 24th, 2008 @ 9:51 am

      Congratulations!!! Your reviews are indeed very good. Keep them coming.

    49. revathi
      July 24th, 2008 @ 11:22 am

      oooo la laaa !!! Congratulations!! :( Martini):

    50. priyanka
      July 24th, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

      Congratulations Sig…you deserve the warmest of wishes…keep it going….

    51. P
      July 24th, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

      I read your blog often but have never commented; I had to make an exception :) Of all the food bloggers I follow, you come across as one of the most genuinely talented, entertaining, and yet unassuming people. There’s a certain honesty in your cooking and in your writing that I completely adore. Atta girl!

    52. Raji
      July 24th, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

      Sig, congratulations, please kindly accept my ‘favorite blogger’08′ award too. :party:

    53. maheswarisubbu
      July 24th, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

      Congratulations Girl! Well deserved!A honest award for a honest review!

    54. Jaya
      July 25th, 2008 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Sig,
      Congrats and Good Going , Liked the Fish Grilling pics also ..
      hugs and smiles

    55. JZ @ Tasty treats
      July 25th, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

      congrats on ur achievement Sig!!! no doubt that u deserve it!

      the pics are awesome, and the fire roasting looks interetsing! :-)

    56. Anuzi
      July 25th, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

      Wow chica. I’m gone for a month and you are awarded this huge honor and well deserved too!! Congrats girl :grin:

    57. Cynthia
      July 25th, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very much deserved!

      I saw that smoking techinque on a Martha Stewart show when she was visiting a tribe of Native Americans.

    58. Biji Harees
      July 26th, 2008 @ 1:57 am

      It’s realy cool, it is not a surprise to me since you were the best brain in our class. Keep it up, best wishes

      Biji Harees

    59. sig
      July 26th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

      Thank you everyone for your kind words! Magazine awards are great, but it is the words from all of you that makes this whole process worthwhile! :)

      Thanks again for all the encouragement!

    60. varsha
      July 27th, 2008 @ 9:15 am

      Congrats Sig..cudnt catch up wit ur blog for long..nyways glad news u hav got..n Seattle luks nice in summer..:)

    61. sunita
      August 5th, 2008 @ 3:39 am

      I’ve missed so much :sad: …but congrats . dear Sig for this wonderful achievement :( Yes):

    62. Suzanne
      August 11th, 2008 @ 10:14 am

      Congratulations!! :( Yes):

    63. veda
      September 19th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

      Dear Sig,

      congratulations!!!!!!!!! :party: have been away for a while….so wishing you late…..better late than never!!!!!!!!u truly deserve it