Senior Writer

Seattle native Kathryn Robinson, award-winning restaurant critic and senior writer at Seattle Met, has been anonymously reviewing restaurants for over 30 years—first as editor of the Best Places guidebook series, then as staff critic at Seattle Weekly and contributing critic at The Seattle Times and Seattle magazine. 

Midcareer she spent a year-long sabbatical studying comparative religion as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she had been an undergrad 10 years earlier, gaining a knowledge base she now calls upon for her monthly “Back Fence” column on our collective urban existence and the meaning it holds for our personal lives. In her off hours she is a partner and a parent—which means she has no off hours.

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Critic's Notebook

These Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Something Awesome with Their Burgers

Good for you, good for the planet…what’s not to love?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/09/2016

Critic's Notebook

Where Seattle’s Best Chefs Are Dining

Pay attention to where the pros go.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/06/2016

Critic's Notebook

Bike Cafes Are Seattle’s New Thing

And not a minute too soon for this gorgeous weekend.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/02/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Heartbreak of Choosing Next Hot Chefs

And the tale of one who got away.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/31/2016

Critic's Notebook

Breakfast and Lunch Now Easier at London Plane

Boxed lunches, baby.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/26/2016

Review

Gracia Brings Mexico's Antojitos to Ballard Ave

Intensity of flavors and exactitude of sourcing are top priorities at Chester Gerl's new Mexican spot. Well, those and tequila.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Critic's Notebook

Right Here: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2016

Bet you’d like to know how we picked ‘em.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Back Fence

How Much Is Too Much Parenting?

A helicopter mom says goodbye.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Trends

Meet Peloton And Métier, Seattle's New Biker Bars

Two new cafe–bike shop hybrids fix ambitious meals and flat tires.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Best Chefs

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2016

These five men and women are the future of Seattle dining. A future full of locavore tacos, Edomae sushi, and swaggering vegetable dishes.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Critic's Notebook

Phad Thai May Be More Interesting Than You Think

A little talk with Wiley Frank.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/19/2016

Critic's Notebook

Yes, a Lot of Legendary Seattle Restaurants Are Closing. But Don’t Grieve Yet.

Resurrection is the new closure.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/16/2016

Critic's Notebook

Why Nirmal’s Is Making Such a Splash in Seattle

You know, besides 10 rotating varieties of dal.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/12/2016

Take It Outside

17 of Seattle's Best Patios

Because it’s never too early to start thinking about alfresco dining.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/10/2016

Critic's Notebook

How Could I Leave Out This Killer Patio?

Outdoor dining in Seattle doesn’t get much better than this.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/09/2016

Critic's Notebook

Why Renee Erickson Won the James Beard Award

And why it should've been in the name of one of her worthier restaurants.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/04/2016

Critic's Notebook

How Does Harvest Beat Compare to the Incomparable Sutra?

Let’s just say Seattle vegans aren’t being quiet about it.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/02/2016

Critic's Notebook

Seattle Loves Its Italian Sandwiches

Remember when panini were breaking news? Well, say hello to piadine.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/28/2016

Critic's Notebook

5 Reasons You Should Go Out for Dinner This Thursday

Though you might not need more than the first one.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/25/2016

Back Fence

Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/25/2016
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