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Posted by Mikaela Cowles Judd

I grew up in a meat and potatoes house. Dinners were served in generous protein, starch, and vegetable portions. We had soup from time-to-time, but it was of the chowder and stew variety. Brothy pho and hearty ramen bowls weren’t even on my radar.

Eight years ago that changed. And man, am I happy about it.

By 4:50 on a Wednesday night, the line stretched down the block and around the corner at JuneBaby. Whispers of turkey legs fried in oxtail fat spread from patron to patron. When the door finally opened at 5:01, the street was flooded with the savory scent of braised meat.

The line wasn’t new. It’s a regular occurrence in Seattle’s quaint Ravenna neighborhood. After all, Chef Edouardo Jordan won not one, but two James Beard Awards in 2018 — Best Chef: Northwest for his nearby restaurant Salare and Best New Restaurant for JuneBaby....

Review originally published in GrnTea February 2019

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Loy • 02/07/2019 at 12:14PM • Like

Definitely must try this restaurant, the food sounds amazing. Your blogs always make me hungry :)

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Mikaela Cowles Judd • 02/08/2019 at 06:39AM • Like

Thanks Loy! It really is an amazing spot! I can't wait to go back. There were so many good things on the menu that I didn't get to try.

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