We at Eater are sad to inform you that Christina Choi, Nettletown's Chef/Owner has passed away from complications relating to a brain aneurysm. She was tragically only 34, when she passed away on December 28th. Her family, friends and the larger Seattle community are much the worse for her passing. The Choi family has been maintaining a journal on the history of her giant aneurysm called Honey from a Weed, named after one of Christina Choi's favorite books.
Langdon Cook, Choi's good friend and a fellow forager, writes about his friendship with her. Cook questioned Choi about Nettletown's closing in late August. She told him she was exhausted by the rigors of running a restaurant and needed to care for her health. After several months of being tired and not feeling well, Choi saw a neurologist on Dec. 12, who diagnosed her as having a giant aneurysm. Unfortunately, the aneurysm burst during surgery and more complications followed.
The Seattle Times says that services will be held January 4th at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 2702 Broadway Ave. E. And, the Choi family asks that donations in Christina's memory go to Seattle Tilth, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.
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Christina Choi [Photo: Queen Anne Farmers Market/Flickr]