Critic's Notebook

“It’s Supposed to Taste That Way.”

Is it ever okay for a restaurant staffer to say that to a diner?

09/26/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Wow, That’s a Huge…!

Seattle restaurants with enormous decor.

09/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle’s Most Endearing Vegetarian Restaurant Turns 25

And what a celebration it will be.

09/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Surprise Surprise: Time for the Fourth Annual Seattle Met Secret Supper

Yep, we’ve picked the Restaurant of the Year. Now we want to meet you there for dinner.

09/15/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Restaurant Criticism is Done

This week’s New Yorker profiles Pete Wells.

09/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants with Trees

Real ones, faux ones…pretty ones.

09/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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3 Terrific Gluten-Free Sandwiches. Honest.

Including one that’s not really a sandwich but whatever. (Plus a bonus fourth which promises to be good—available in a few weeks.)

09/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Do Seattleites Dislike Spanish Food?

A short history.

09/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Specialty of Each Ethan Stowell Restaurant, Part 2

Wherein Ethan Stowell dishes on dishes.

08/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Pssst: Here’s the Specialty of Each Ethan Stowell Restaurant

From none other than Ethan Stowell.

08/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Has This Restaurant Only Been with Us 10 Years?

Because the revolution it helped ignite has changed things forever.

08/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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3 Cool Products Turn Food Waste into Dinner

Time to get on this sustainability bandwagon, people.

08/15/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Yang and Chirchi Go to Portland

It’s called Revelry, and it opens Tuesday.

08/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Is It Rude to Dine with a Laptop?

The answer from a couple of Seattle’s most prolific restaurateurs might surprise you.

08/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants That Named Their Neighborhoods

Can you name four?

08/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which 2 Seattle Restaurants Showed Up on This National List?

Plus: Throwing a little gas on the age-old Portland vs. Seattle rivalry.

07/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Goodbye, Susan Kaufman

Serafina and Cicchetti owner left us too soon.

07/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The James Beard Foundation Food Conference Looks Amazing This Year

Subject: Why do some trends last while others fizzle?

07/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Fare Trade Lets You Subscribe to Your Favorite Chef

July’s flavor of the month? Seattle's own Josh Henderson.

07/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Hey, Look Which Seattle Restaurants Have the Best Wine Lists

According to Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Awards

07/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson