Bellingham Herald food reviewer Kie Relyea heads to Cosmos Bistro in Bellingham, Washington, for tournedos of beef and mashed potatoes – hardy comfort food that warms the soul as fall brings cooler temperatures.
We saw some of the warmest days of the year last month, but Western Washington foodies know that the recent crisp evenings mean cooler weather is approaching. And with the fall rains come comfort foods that warm the house as well as the soul. Area residents share the dishes that they are looking forward to cooking once summer’s heat subsides.
Food reviewer Kie Relyea stops in at the newly opened Aloha Poke, pronounced “poe-kay,” in Bellingham, Washington, to bite into the culinary history and flavors of this raw fish salad that originated in Hawaii.
Pita Pit is one of several restaurants opening or in the process of opening in Whatcom County in the past few weeks. It’s generally a good time to open a restaurant, giving the eateries a chance to get established before local residents come back from vacation and the arrival of college students.
Food at this year’s Northwest Washington Fair takes a decidedly Southern turn with the addition of a vendor who features alligator meat and frog legs. Ron Hesher, who runs Southern Fry with partner Harold Watters, said they choose alligator and frog because they wanted to distinguish themselves from other food vendors at festivals and fairs.
Kie Relyea’s food review takes her to Busara and Soy House in Bellingham, Washington, in August 2016. She went in search of something lighter but more satisfying than boring “sticks and twigs” and found a satisfying steak salad from Busara, a Thai restaurant.
A look at what’s happening at restaurants and breweries in Bellingham and Whatcom County for the week of July 28, 2016: Cosmos Bistro, La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza, Olive Garden, Boomer’s Drive-In and Asian 1.
Goat Mountain Pizza eatery recently moved into the former Film Is Truth building at 211 W. Holly St. in Bellingham, which has 4,905 square feet of space. Along with more room, the new space is much more comfortable, said co-owner Chas Kubis.