Jay Friedman
Food and Travel [email] Jay Friedman, gastronaut, is one of the most intriguing and innovative food writers in Seattle. You may know him from Seattle Weekly’s "Sexy Feast" column (Jay is a unique combination of food writer and professional sex educator) or City Arts’ “Dish-Off," in which he challenged chefs to create meals based on songs. (Jay is also a former disc jockey!) He is also a regular contributor to the national Serious Eats blog, and is the co-editor/author of the Fearless Critic Seattle restaurant guide. Jay travels extensively and shares his hedonistic adventures in occasional “Passport to Pleasure” pieces. When not eating out or writing about it, he is most likely in the kitchen making kimchi, xiao long bao, or anything with offal. You can find most of Jay’s writing at his personal blog, Gastrolust.

Brunch Brings Big Flavors at Miller’s Guild

21 Apr 2014 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Soaring to New Heights: An Arizona Side Trip to Sedona to Find Enchantment

16 Apr 2014 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Return to RockCreek for Fantastic Fish, This Time Unfried

07 Apr 2014 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

To Phoenix, for Some Fantastic Food (and Lots of Photos)

31 Mar 2014 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

What’s Wrong with Ramen in Seattle? It’s Wramen.

13 Mar 2014 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Back to Bainbridge: Restaurant Reality Check, a New Museum, and More

05 Mar 2014 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

More from Montreal, Including 6 Restaurants and Lots of Sweets

26 Dec 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Kigo Kitchen and Kaisho: Just How Inspiring Is “Asian-Inspired” Food?

19 Dec 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Meet Terra Cole, Purveyor of Meat and More in West Seattle

11 Dec 2013 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Back to Bellevue for Fiery Food, Filet Mignon, a Full Body Massage, and Flaky Fun

06 Dec 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Where to Eat Chinese Food for Thanksgiving in Seattle (Are You Ready for Some Football?)

26 Nov 2013 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

In Cleveland, an Eating Itinerary that Rocks

20 Nov 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

A Small Look Inside Ethan Stowell’s Cozy “mkt.”

14 Nov 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Seattle Lamb Jam 2013: A View from the Judging Table

04 Nov 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Taking a First Bite at Snack/Bar

31 Oct 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

A Narrow Miss of the Mark at Marrow in Tacoma

24 Oct 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Cuochi (Including Cuoco’s) Return for Seattle Restaurant Week

15 Oct 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

An Evening With Stumptown Coffee (and Cocktails, and Wine)

10 Oct 2013 in Bar, Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Brunch at RockCreek and a Tip on Vif

04 Oct 2013 in Drinks, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Feast Portland Offers Food for Thought for a Second Time

27 Sep 2013 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Building an Eating Itinerary: Chicago as a Case Study

18 Sep 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Tanglewood Supreme Serves Up a Supremely Good Happy Hour

13 Sep 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Wings a Winner at Ezell’s Express and Sport Restaurant

29 Aug 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

A Sneak Peek at Aragona Via Preview at The VUDE

19 Aug 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

W Seattle Helps Art Institute Students Trace a Path to Success

16 Aug 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Spending Dough for Things on Bread in Seattle

08 Aug 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Seattle’s Asian Food Scene This Year

02 Aug 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

This Ain’t No Benihana: Teppanyaki at Yamanami in Tokyo

25 Jul 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Launched Like a Lion, Closed Like a Lamb

18 Jul 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Four Food-Worthy Investments to Make Right Now

11 Jul 2013 in Eats, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Burger Pet Peeve Isn’t “Where’s the Beef,” It’s “Too Much Bread”

02 Jul 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Sex Educator Gets Ducked by “I Rub My Duckie” Sex-Toy Maker

25 Jun 2013 in Health, News, NEWS_FEATURED

Gastropod and TanakaSan: A Contrast in Okonomiyaki

20 Jun 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Offal Good: Bitterroot Lets Down This Liver Lover

14 Jun 2013 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

World Pizza Will Please Part of the World

06 Jun 2013 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Ramen by the Numbers on 45th in Wallingford

31 May 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Offal Good: Smoked Elk Tongue at Matt’s in the Market

07 May 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Din Tai Fung, Please Leave Me Breathless Instead of Brothless

03 May 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Offal Good: Chicken Liver Mousse at LloydMartin

26 Apr 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Pig’s Head, Moonshine, and More Now Warming Diners at Radiator Whiskey

19 Apr 2013 in Bar, Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Seattle Restaurant Week: 160 Restaurants & a Side of Anchovies & Olives

08 Apr 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

A Food Lover’s Guide to a Bainbridge Ferry Ride

04 Apr 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Pictures of People Taking Pictures of People with Cherry Blossoms

01 Apr 2013 in News, NEWS_FEATURED

Making the Most of a Few Meals in Montreal

29 Mar 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

The Seattle Area’s Slew of James Beard Award Nominees, Plus a Top Newbie

21 Mar 2013 in Eats, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Seattle’s Search for the Perfect Burger Ends…

15 Mar 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Local 360 Serves Up a Bacon Happy Hour

06 Mar 2013 in Drinks, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Zagat and Broiler Bay Burger Disappointment

27 Feb 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Two from Texas: Tei-An and FT33, Featuring Josh from Top Chef Seattle

20 Feb 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Miyabi 45th: Where Soma Makes Soba and So Much More

13 Feb 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

A Trio of Tastings Comes to Seattle

04 Feb 2013 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Ray’s Boathouse Reopens After Remarkable Renovations

28 Jan 2013 in Bar, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Seductive Sustainable Seafood: Food Porn from Mashiko

18 Jan 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

An Arrogant Bastard Mellows Overnight in Bellevue

11 Jan 2013 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Find Some of America’s Best Chinese Food…in Flushing

04 Jan 2013 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

2012 in Food: No Top Chef, But 26 Favorites for the Seattle Area

28 Dec 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

In Search of Sweet (and Sustainable) Scallops in Seattle

21 Dec 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Finding Food Outside Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida

14 Dec 2012 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

After a Kitchen Nightmares Makeover, Prohibition Gastropub Dances Into a New Era

07 Dec 2012 in FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Rione XIII Redux, with a Table for Much More Than One

05 Dec 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

New “Nihonmachi” Bring Japanese Food (and Morimoto!) to Seattle and Bellevue

27 Nov 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Victoria: A Third Time for Feasting on Food

21 Nov 2012 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Queen’s Deli Soothes with Soup and Heals Issues

15 Nov 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Passport to Pleasure: Feeling Good in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

30 Oct 2012 in Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Celebrity Chef Tour: Five Chefs, Foie Gras, Flan with Wine, and Funds for the Future

22 Oct 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Restaurant Zoë Shines During Seattle Restaurant Week

16 Oct 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

At a Taste of Iceland, Warm People from a Cold Country Make Magic

11 Oct 2012 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Feast Portland, a Week Later: Reflecting on a Bounty of Food and Philosophy

01 Oct 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

An Unforgettable 10-Course, 5-Hour Dinner at Feast Portland

24 Sep 2012 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant, Travel, TRAVEL_FEATURED

Sandwiches Travel SEA to PDX for Feast Portland

21 Sep 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant, Travel

Good Food Attitude at VUDE

13 Sep 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED

Veggie Grill Brings Vegan Power to Seattle

07 Sep 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Raising the Steaks for Carnivorous Dining

21 Aug 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Noodling Around: Soba by Soma Pop-Ups Continue

15 Aug 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

POP Kitchen + Bar Is All Right (and a Bag of Chips)

09 Aug 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Cupcake Royale Makes My List of Top Ice Creams in Seattle

03 Aug 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

The True Spice Route: To Thailand Via Issaquah Via Noodle Boat

27 Jul 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Skillet Celebrates a Counter, a Cookbook, and a Can-Do Attitude

18 Jul 2012 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

My Cha-kaiseki Experience: A Klutz at Kaiseki

10 Jul 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED

A Short Distance to Travel to FAR-EATS

29 Jun 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Lots to Love at Little LloydMartin

22 Jun 2012 in Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

A Field (Trip) of Dreams: 30 Baseball Stadiums in Less Than 3 Months

14 Jun 2012 in Eats, Food, News, NEWS_FEATURED, Sports, Travel

Passport to Pleasure: Seeking Highs in the Salt Lake City Area

08 Jun 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant, Travel

Celebrate Twenty Years with Cafe Flora

15 May 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Sojuan Serves a Classy Kaiseki Meal in Tokyo

10 May 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant, Travel

Bo Ramen Brings New Noodle Options to Seattle

30 Apr 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Postcard from Tokyo: Signs and Other Sights, Some Sexy

28 Apr 2012 in News, Travel

Portland: Where Rothko and Restaurants Rule the Days

20 Apr 2012 in Bar, Drinks, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant, Travel

FareStart to Throw an Anniversary Bash in Fremont

13 Apr 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Mutsuko Soma Serves Up Soba as Part of a Pop-Up

03 Apr 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Farcically Facing Off Against Foodies

30 Mar 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED

Surprise Cuisine at Lake City’s Joy Teriyaki

21 Mar 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Finalists Announced for 2012 James Beard Awards

19 Mar 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Taste Washington! to Climax Washington Wine Month

13 Mar 2012 in Drinks, Food, FOOD_FEATURED

From Kony to Tsunami Relief, Caveat Donor

12 Mar 2012 in News, NEWS_FEATURED

East Coast Apizza, West Coast Cravings

09 Mar 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Spur, Smoke, and Some Highlights from the Seattle Wine and Food Experience

27 Feb 2012 in Drinks, Eats, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Find Your Way to Blind Pig Bistro

22 Feb 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Semifinalists Announced for 2012 James Beard Awards

21 Feb 2012 in Bar, Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant

Regent Bakery and Cafe Brings Westernized Chinese Food to Capitol Hill

15 Feb 2012 in Food, FOOD_FEATURED, Restaurant