Sunset Magazine's Food Lover's Guide to the West

March 26, 2013

This month, Sunset magazine debuted its first-ever food issue! From the 36 best dishes across the West to the latest in Food Trucks and a new look at the iconic ingredients of Western cooking, this issue highlights everything that makes food in the West so unique.

Check out some of the mentions below in the Food Issue such as some of the best dishes around The West, a look at authentic Mexican markets, and who's popular in the food truck scene. This beautiful issue is now on newsstands so pick up a copy today! 

Nominate your favorite West’s Tastiest Dish! Nominations are being accepted now through March 31 at Sunset.com/BigDish. You can vote for restaurants in 12 categories. Sunset will be announced April 5.

We're starting with Foodista's home city first...

Seattle:
*Restaurant Canlis featured in the “Around the West” section
*Elliott’s Oyster House, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Sound Fresh Clams & Oysters and Jones Family Farms highlighted in “Home on the Half-Shell”
*Siblings Sophie and Eric Banh and their restaurant Ba Bar highlighted in “Saigon Comfort Food”
*Eat Like a Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following Seattle food spots ::
            - Baguette Box
            - Dahlia Lounge
            - Sea Garden
            - Serious Pie
            - Flying Fish

Portland:
*Blue Star Donuts, Clyde Commons at the Ace Hotel and Growing Gardens seed saving workshops highlighted in the “Next in the West” section
*Huber’s CafĂ© featured in the “Around the West” section
*Portland designer Vicki Simon highlighted and interviewed in “Kitchen Character”
*Portland food truck The Grilled Cheese Grill owned by Matt Breslow and Trailhead Coffee Roasters owned by Charlie Wicker featured in “Way Out West”
*Eat Like a Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following Portland food spots ::
            - Toro Bravo
            - Gruner
            - Olympic Provisions
            - Oui Presse

Los Angeles:
*“The Hatch” from Umami Burger is the cover highlight
*L.A. born Greenaid and their vending machines (50 cents buys you a ball of clay, compost and wildflower seeds) highlighted in the “Next in the West” section
*Langer’s Delicatessen featured in the “Around the West” section
*L.A. resident Reed Davis highlighted and interviewed in “Growing Dinner” also featured Conor Fitzpatrick of MinifarmBox raised beds.
*L.A. food cart Sweet Lucie’s owned by Geri and Mike Czako featured in “Way Out West”
*Eat Like a Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following LA food spots :
            - Pizzeria Mozza
            - Din Tai Fung
            - Bay Cities Italian Deli
            - Red Medicine
            - Wurstkuche
            - Umami Burger      
*“Learn the Secrets of Your Local Mexican Market” featured Mexican Markets El Super, Vallarta Supermarkets and Northgate Gonzalez Markets.

San Francisco: ­
*Wooden honeycomb skin iPhone cases from San Francisco’s www.GrandmasWoodenTooth.com  highlighted in the “Next in the West” section.
*Tadich Grill featured in the “Around the West” section
*San Francisco & Napa food cart: Satellite Republic owned by Boris Portnoy featured in “Way Out West”
*Eat Like A Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following SF food spots:
            - La Taqueria
            - Bar Crudo
            - House of Prime Rib
            - Bi-Rite Creamery
            - Tartine Bakery
            - Yank Sing
            - Pizzetta 211
            - Bar Agricole
            - Zuni Cafe
Highlighted in the Northern California Day Trip section: Mountain View:
            - Ryowa
            - Maru Ichi
            - Fiesta Del Mar
            - Fiesta Del Mar Too
            - Agave
            - La Fiesta Restaurant
            - Scratch
            - Artisan Wine Depot
            - Jane’ s Beer Store
            - Amber India
            - Sakoon
            - Amber Cafe

Phoenix:
*Phoenix designers Nicole Whittington and James Waldron’s repurposed-birch shelves and Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge near Sedona highlighted in the “Next in the West” section.
*Eat Like a Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following Phoenix food spot ::
            - Mi Comida Restaurante Latino
*Silvana Salcido Esparza featured in “Learn the Secrets of Your Local Mexican Market”, also highlighted were Mexican Markets: El Super, Pro’s Ranch Market and Food City

Hawai’i:
*Helena’s Hawaiian Food, Honolulu, featured in the “Around the West” section
*MA’O organic farm highlighted in “What The Land Gives”
*“Edible Maui” feature highlights 10 food stops for a Maui road trip:
            - Home Maid Bakery
            - Sam Sato’s
            - Food Trucks: Geste Shrimp and Kalama’s Local Grinds
            - Kula Country Farms
            - Grandma’s Coffee House
            - The Old Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Maui’s Winery
            - Kula Botanical Garden
            - Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center
            - Wayne’s Sushi Bar
            - Collen’s at the Cannery
*Eat Like a Chef (the top 38 dishes in the West, selected by Chefs) highlights the following Hawaii food spots:
            - Choice Health Bar
            - Spago at The Four Seasons
            - Hamura’s Saimin

 




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