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The Savory 6 with Jon Meyer

Welcome to The Savory 6 – a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts – getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences. This week, meet food and travel writer Jon Meyer. Jon shared Capitol Hill’s Café Presse and raved about their classic French croque madame: “If I’m willing to make the ten-block walk – which I always am! – for the croque madame – it’s always worth it, they really nail that sandwich.” Tune in tonight (6/19) at 7:30 pm on KCTS 9. Watch Jon’s restaurant pick online now. Meet Jon Meyer… How often do you dine out? Three to four times a week. Fill in the blank: If I see something with _________ on a menu, I HAVE to order it. DUCK. What is your signature dish—something you make well and consistently? Lasagna with ingredients coming from Delaurenti's and Uli's Famous Sausage in Pike Place Market. Do you have a morning consumption ritual & what is it? Grain cereal with Greek yogurt, a banana, and assorted fruit - consumed while watching last night's Daily Show. Most awesome OR annoying food trend? I enjoy that I actually like to eat kale and Brussels sprouts these days. If you were stuck on a deserted island and only had ONE food with you, what would it be? El Camion's taco menu. Amy Pennington is the host of Check, Please! Northwest and a well-known ingredient in Seattle’s food and restaurant scene. She’s also the author of Urban Pantry, Apartment Gardening and Apples: From Harvest to Table, and the e-book series Fresh Pantry. Read more of Amy’s work at and connect on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.