GORGEOUS GEORGE Eat and drink all this and you will not die.
  • Kelly O
  • GORGEOUS GEORGE Eat and drink all this and you will not die.
Did you see this piece in the New York Times today? "About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease"—THIRTY percent—"can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits, and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals..."

Sounds familiar, right? You already knew about this study, right? Wrong.

The findings... were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue...

Until now, evidence that the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart disease was weak, based mostly on studies showing that people from Mediterranean countries seemed to have lower rates of heart disease — a pattern that could have been attributed to factors other than diet.

Bethany Jean Clement, who is sitting next to me as I type, was just put on the spot for some Mediterranean-restaurant recommendations in Seattle. Off the top of her head:

Golden Beetle, Maria Hines's restaurant in Ballard
Vios on Capitol Hill and in Vios in Ravenna
• "People love Yanni's in Greenwood but I've never been there, and same with Gorgeous George's in Greenwood"

For a full list of Mediterranean restaurants recommended by The Stranger (and reviewed by our readers) CLICK ON THESE WORDS RIGHT HERE. Now I'm hungry. I wish Gorgeous George's were closer.