Tilth Restaurant

Honest Food
January 20, 2009, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Maria Hines (Chef/Owner), Where Maria Eats

I finally made it to Cascina Spinasse and I loved it. I loved it for how honest the food is. Check it out: spinasse.com.

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Maria’s Nutrition Page
January 20, 2008, 1:05 am
Filed under: Nutrition, What's New, Where Maria Eats

I’ve posted a separate link to my nutrition page that you can read when you have a little time. I’ve been studying my own eating habits to prepare for a rock climbing trip to Thailand in February. It’s amazing how little I knew about nutrition — and I’m a chef who went to culinary school. I hope you get a kick out of it.

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Where I Like to Eat
August 31, 2007, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Where Maria Eats

People ask me all the time where I like to eat when I’m not cooking. Here is my current list:

  • Branzino (2429 2nd Ave.): Because simplicity is an honest and difficult way to cook, and Ashley is doing it well.
  • Brasa (brasa.com): Because Tamara’s food is full of earthy and robustly warm flavors.
  • Cafe Juanita (cafejuanita.com): Because Holly’s pasta is amazing.
  • La Carta de Oaxaca (lacartadeoaxaca.com): Because you’ve never seen an all-female line rock the kitchen the way they do and put out consistent, fast, incredible food traditional to Oaxaca.
  • Chiso (chisoseattle.com): Because I can never get enough of Taichi’s kasu black cod and the chawan mushi.
  • The Harvest Vine (harvestvine.com): Because Joseba’s food tastes sun-drenched.
  • Oliver’s Twist (oliverstwistseattle.com): Because Dan makes delicious food that works so well with the creative cocktail list they have.
  • Sambar (address): Because Jay makes the best drinks in town.
  • Spring Hill (www.springhillnorthwest.com): Because the menu is thoughtful and inspiring. It’s my favorite new restaurant right now.
  • Spur (www.spurseattle.com) : Because the food and cocktails bridge the gap between serious and playful. The fried mashed potatoes and pork belly sliders are slam dunk.
  • Tilth (tilthrestaurant.com): Because where else can your friend enjoy a monthly vegan tasting menu OR a mini duck burger.
  • Trophy Cupcakes (trophycupcakes.com): Because it makes your day better by eating the best cupcake ever — I like the PB & J flavor and the red velvet.