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Matt's in the Market Announces New Chef; Canlis Turns Up the Heat on Top Chef

Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
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Pike Place Market— In a move that was pretty much expected, Matt's in the Market has taken the 'interim' away from head chef Shane Ryan's title. Ryan, who has worked at numerous top-notch restaurants, like Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf and Joel Robuchon's The Mansion in Las Vegas, will roll out his first menu this Friday--his first foray into executive chefdom following chef Chester Gerl's move to NYC earlier this month. [EaterWire]

QUEEN ANNE— Tonight's episode of Top Chef features a very well-known Seattle icon. Canlis takes the spotlight, as does several of its staff members. No word if piano man Walt Wagner gets a crack at the theme song. [EaterWire]

SEATTLESeattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin reviews the two-month old Queen Anne restaurant, Grub. She'll take the cake--literally: "The coconut cake is served sliced-side-up and lashed with a dollop of snow-white fresh whipped cream so substantial it's not clear whether the cake or the cream is the supporting actor." Anyone else in the mood for a holiday movie? [Seattle Weekly]

WEST SEATTLEMarination ma kai is pretty pumped about their French fries. Maybe all of that fry oil has gone to their heads since "we are eating fries like crazy people," according to their Facebook page. The seaside crew says they've worked like crazy on the fries--changing potatoes, changing how they store them, cut them, and how hot they fry them, exclaiming, "We have got it nailed!" [Facebook]


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