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Mikaela Cowles Judd

Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike.

I’m passionate about photography. I love my family. And, I believe coffee and naps are an essential part of the day.

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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.

In my humble opinion, a good lunch salad needs a few key components: hearty greens that’ll stay fresh through the week, crisp veggies for plenty of texture, grains to give it some stick-with-you fullness, and a tasty dressing.

This combo of kale, barley, and veggies meets the mark perfectly! It even had a creamy chipotle dressing to give it some zing. And the best part is, it’s easy to make — whether you’re great at buying socks or not.

Victoria, the ‘city’ where the locals say “cheers” and drivers stop for pedestrians, seems to almost ooze with small-town charm. While the majority of joints near the Inner Harbour cater to tourists, the practically flat downtown is also home to a variety of gems even the locals love.

Discover the best place to 'urban hike,' indulge your inner foodie, and much more!

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.

It’s possible to buy pockets of love. Homer proved it one warm, puffy pitta at a time.

Even a blustery, wet sidewalk couldn’t deter a dozen-plus shuffling patrons from claiming their spot in line. Because while the former yoga-studio was anything but roomy, the promise of hand-rolled, wood-fired pita was just steps away.

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Loy • 01/11/2019 at 04:08PM • Like 1

The food sounds amazing - nicely written blog, too! I hope you'll share more of your restaurant posts...

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Mikaela Cowles Judd • 01/24/2019 at 09:02AM • Like

Thanks Loy! I do love food ;)

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