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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Back Fence

Here's How to Vote, Kid

A mom writes her daughter on the occasion of her first election.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/01/2016

Neighborhood Hot Spot

Review: Culture Club Cheese Bar on Capitol Hill

The hill's new cheese bar feeds our wintriest craving.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/01/2016

Bone Broth and Harmony

Restaurant Review: Eve

The Fremont newcomer lets its freekeh flag fly.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/01/2016

Critic's Notebook

March Is Portland Dining Month

Been considering a food weekend in our gastronomically glorious neighbor to the south? Tomorrow kicks off the best month for it.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/29/2016

Critic's Notebook

Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle 2016

Seattle’s twice-yearly resto-fest starts up March 6. To do it right, some planning is in order.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/25/2016

Critic's Notebook

Why Did Canal Market Close?

Turns out there is something harder than finding parking on Capitol Hill: running an upscale food business in a residential neighborhood.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/22/2016

Critic's Notebook

Healthy Restaurant App Tasteful Comes to a Phone Near You

Craving paleo tonight? They got you.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/18/2016

Critic's Notebook

Why Can’t Terrific Fish and Chips Make it in Seattle?

The closure of Pike Street Fish Fry and Chippy’s delivers a one-two punch to lovers of the low-end-done-highbrow indulgence.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/16/2016

Critic's Notebook

Is There a More Inspiring Seattle Restaurant Than This?

A few numbers from the noblest operation downtown.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/11/2016

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants for Romance

We’re calling February National Atmo Month. Eat somewhere lovely.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/08/2016

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Best Pizza Slices

Ernest Loves Agnes got me thinking.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/04/2016

Best Of The City

11 Restaurants With Great Atmospheres

In honor of Valentine’s Day, some dining rooms worthy of an amorous liaison.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/03/2016

Back Fence

To BnB or Not to BnB

So you want to open a hotel in your house? Think. Hard.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/02/2016

Critic's Notebook

What Is Northwest Cuisine, Anyway?

The answer at last.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/01/2016

Eastern Exposure

The Influence of Asian Cuisines on Seattle Chefs Can't Be Overstated

The singularities of Asian cuisine—the umami, the funk, the fermentation—have become the vernacular of Seattle dining.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/29/2016

Critic's Notebook

Seattle Restaurants by the Numbers

Check out the, um, top 10.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/28/2016

Dining Out

Restaurant Review: Eden Hill on Queen Anne

A young overachiever makes romance—and crispy pig head candy bars—atop Queen Anne.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/27/2016

Review

Ernest Loves Agnes: Love, Italian Style

Papa’s unrequited love story fills a need Capitol Hill didn’t even know it had.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/26/2016

Critic's Notebook

2 Ingredients Suddenly All Over Seattle Menus

Nice to meet you, black garlic and Saskatoon berries.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/25/2016

Critic's Notebook

What’s Wrong with Tourist Restaurants?

Or: Should you dine at Orfeo?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/21/2016
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