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The Savory 6 with Linda Lowry

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, MODE magazine editor Linda Lowry shares Marination Ma Kai. Check, Please! Northwest was featured in the May issue of MODE (page 32)! Linda usually orders kimchi rice with spicy pork to go – “after I eat it, I go into a food coma, so I can’t drive!!” – but the view from Marination Ma Kai’s outdoor patio is worth a trip to Alki. Tune in tonight (7/17) at 7:30 pm on KCTS 9. Watch Linda’s restaurant pick online now. Meet Linda Lowry: How often do you dine out? 3 - 4 times per week - there are some days that I eat out 2 times a day! Fill in the blank: If I see something with _________ on a menu, I HAVE to order it. FOIS GRAS. What is your signature dish—something you make well and consistently? Chicken Enchiladas. Do you have a morning consumption ritual & what is it? Coffee, coffee, coffee. Most awesome OR annoying food trend? Annoying food trend: people thinking Brussels sprouts are good. Most Awesome: deep fried bacon wrapped bacon. If you were stuck on a deserted island and only had ONE food with you, what would it be? Sushi. 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.