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October 31, 2013 5:00 pm feature: Dining out with Willie Mitchell

Those who follow Willie Mitchell on Instagram or Twitter know that he derives much pleasure from good eating.

It’s not always fresh Northwest salmon that quenches the taste buds of the Vancouver Island native. How does a rattlesnake and rabbit sausage sound?

This week’s main site feature highlights Mitchell’s favorite restaurants in Los Angeles and on the road, beginning with a night at a recent art-and-dining residency that he experienced with teammates Jonathan Quick and Colin Fraser.

It’s an understatement that Mitchell enjoys food and eating. He’s also looking to widen his Kings-oriented dining circle.

“It’s been tough, because I’m probably the lone foodie on the team,” Mitchell said. “I’ve got a couple guys I’m breaking down. Fras is starting to get on board, and Quickie’s always down, too. So those two – I kind of lean on them a little bit.”

So is he venturing to develop Jonathan Quick into the team’s second dining aficionado?

“I know that won’t happen,” Quick said.

So what are Mitchell’s favorite restaurants? Dining out with Willie Mitchell

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-photos of Wolvesmouth residency courtesy of Andrew Stuart and Craig Thornton

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