Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.


Why a New York City chef with Food Network fame came to Seattle to run a food truck

Chef Aarthi Sampath grew up in India and found success as a chef in New York City, as well as on television, as a winner on the Food Network competition shows, “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay.” Sampath now can be found in Seattle, cooking in a new food truck, Kukree, with co-founder Shilpi Gupta.

Photographed in Westlake Park, Downtown Seattle, Wednesday June 13, 2018.

The Kukree food truck is not the end game. For chef Aarthi Sampath and co-founder Shilpi Gupta, the truck is a mobile test kitchen for their restaurant vision. And its popularity is a great sign for the future.

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