West Seattle food news: From salmon to Swinery

WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli got that photo of Taku River salmon at Seattle Fish Company in The Junction this morning – he says that while everybody’s talking about the Copper River season right now, Taku has already arrived and is “not as well-known but is less expensive and has a fat content similar to the famed Copper River salmon. This fish comes from Southeast Alaska’s largest salmon producing river with up to 2 million salmon returning annually.” Meantime, if you haven’t already heard, bacon fans have a new reason for Westside pride — we somehow missed this earlier in the week (thanks to MargL for alerting us today): Seems the storied Swinery is apparently now going to be based in West Seattle, per this Slog report.

10 Replies to "West Seattle food news: From salmon to Swinery"

  • Roger May 14, 2009 (4:52 pm)

    I’m thinkin’ a piece of that Taku wrapped in a few slices of that bacon would NOT be a bad thing. . .

  • JBL May 14, 2009 (5:00 pm)

    Does anyone know if the Swinery is opening up the West Seattle kitchen doors for classes? If the Beacon Hill House is out of business, where can I buy a Swinery T-Shirt?

  • happy reader May 14, 2009 (5:56 pm)

    Although that fish looks good, so does the man!

  • JanS May 14, 2009 (6:49 pm)

    happy reader….you read my mind ;-)

  • christopherboffoli May 14, 2009 (7:03 pm)

    happy reader & JanS: Oh behave! :-)

  • happy reader May 14, 2009 (7:08 pm)

    Hahahahaha!!! Never! =)

  • Irukandji May 14, 2009 (7:52 pm)

    JBL: you can probably drop Gabriel a note asking where the boxes of shirts are. Maybe he’ll be selling them at the WSFM by summer! I’m a convert, formerly in love with Sea Breeze, but since changing their recipe (HIGH SALT) I haven’t been back. Go Swinery!

  • Christopher Boffoli May 14, 2009 (8:21 pm)

    Irukandji: Good call. Gabe will surely have the t-shirts available for sale when he hits the Farmer’s Market.

  • Andy May 15, 2009 (10:08 am)

    OK, so where do we GET Taku river salmon if we want it?

    Anyplace conveniently located on the east side, or at least in Seattle?

  • WSB May 15, 2009 (10:13 am)

    Seattle Fish Company is in The Junction, next to Spring Hill. Sorry I didn’t hotlink the company name as we’d usually do – will fix that.

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