Thumbnail for - This Week in Restaurant News: Semilocal Vodka and Sea Creatures' Surcharge
A micro distillery opens in Ballard, a Spanish chef and luxury hotel to converge in 2017, and Renee Erickson's nautical-themed eateries opt for a surcharge.
Thumbnail for - Coming Soon to Brimmer and Heeltap: An Outdoor Fire Pit (and More Garden Seating)
Patio Watch
One of the city's best patios gets even better.
Apr 22, 2015, 12:20pm
Thumbnail for - Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: April 22–29
Food & Drink Events
The week in which: Arcade Lights returns, Bell and Whete roasts a pig, and Rhein Haus celebrates National Pretzel Day.
Apr 22, 2015, 8:00am
Thumbnail for - Renee Erickson's Restaurants Will Abolish Tipping
Minimum Wage
Instead, diners pay an 18.5 percent surcharge.
Apr 21, 2015, 11:40am | 22 comments
Thumbnail for - Weekly Wine Pick: Analemma Pinot Noir Oak Ridge Vineyard Columbia Gorge 2012
Oeno Files
A standout Washington pinot. No, seriously.
Apr 21, 2015, 9:30am
Thumbnail for - Kraken Congee Is Now Open in Pioneer Square
Just your typical DIY congee popup turned restaurant with help from a celebrity chef
Apr 20, 2015, 11:00am
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Critic's Notebook
C’mon, fess up. Everybody has one.
Apr 20, 2015, 9:00am | 2 comments
Thumbnail for - Linda Derschang Is Taking Over Elliott Bay Cafe
Welcome, Little Oddfellows.
Apr 20, 2015, 8:30am
Thumbnail for - The Week in Restaurant News: Lingering and Leaving
Shifts & Shakeups
Capitol Hill welcomes sushi restaurant Gokan, the former Brasa space gets a long-awaited occupant, and Elysian's Dick Cantwell resigns.
Apr 17, 2015, 1:40pm

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