To eat in and around Seattle "is to experience something that even many larger, more gastronomically celebrated cities and regions can’t offer, not to this degree: a profound and exhilarating sense of place."
So says a New York Times Op-Ed columnist and former restaurant critic in this piece.
Meanwhile, Vancouver is rapidly becoming well known for a new culinary trend: street cards offering a wide variety of cuisines. Being Vancouver, the carts had to be chosen first by lottery and subsequently by a government-appointed committee, but the results are that the city "estimates that by the time all of the new vendors are up and running, there will be nearly 100 food carts on Vancouver's streets."
You can read about it here.