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Critic's Notebook

Best Restaurant in Seattle Goes Prix Fixe

This week Altura went $137 per person, folks.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/23/2016

Critic's Notebook

Welcome to the Culinary Epicenter of Seattle

And what it’s like to open a restaurant there. Restaurant Marron’s Eric Sakai dishes.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 10/13/2014

Date Night

Valentine's Day Dinners: First Dates

Forget the box of chocolates—here is what you should be eating on February 14.

  • By Malcolm Griffes
  • Published 01/29/2014

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Altura's Forrest Foster

"I dream of one day opening a restaurant with massive bay windows."

  • By Sara Hendrickson
  • Published 12/02/2013

Oeno Files

Hey, Altura's Guy Kugel, What Should I Drink Tonight?

"Rich chocolate, cranberry, and winter spices," with a side of severed hand.

  • By Sara Hendrickson
  • Published 10/30/2013


Forrest Foster, Bon Vivant

A conversation with Altura waiter Forrest Foster

  • By Kirby Ellis
  • Published 09/03/2013

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Hot and Heavy"

Our second installment of Valentine's Day options is all about sexy dinners heavy on the aphrodisiacs. Get a room will you?

  • By Danielle Zorn
  • Published 01/23/2013

My Ten Favorite Dishes of 2012

Cavatelli with Golden Chanterelles, Duck Sugo, Duck Liver, and Sage at Altura

Dish #1: Surely you’re not surprised that it’s from Altura.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/31/2012

Tis the Season

Christmas Dinner in Seattle, Part II

Dress to the nines for these swank holiday options.

  • By Danielle Zorn
  • Published 12/13/2012


Seattle Restaurant of the Year 2012: Altura

Platefuls of miracles arise from rustic Italian fare.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 10/29/2012


Iberico de Bellota Arrives in Seattle

The acorn diet turns Spain’s black-footed pigs into a rare delicacy.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/19/2012

Hunger Games

Wild About Game's Seattle-Portland Smackdown

High up on Mount Hood, Seattle chefs dominated three out of four rounds of this annual game-cooking competition.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/12/2012

Critic’s Notebook

Fun With Health Department Warnings

Seattle Met would like to inform you that reading menu warnings may make you laugh.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/09/2012


Altura’s Heavenly Italian Restaurant on Capitol Hill

Altura, Capitol Hill’s new Italian restaurant, serves meals touched by an angel.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/25/2012

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants with Cushions

If your tushy could talk, where would it beg you to take it for dinner?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/23/2012

Critic's Notebook

Top Five Restaurant Openings of 2011

Lots of newbies…but which were best?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/27/2011
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