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.

02/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Is There a More Inspiring Seattle Restaurant Than This?

A few numbers from the noblest operation downtown.

02/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants for Romance

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

02/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle’s Best Pizza Slices

Ernest Loves Agnes got me thinking.

02/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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What Is Northwest Cuisine, Anyway?

The answer at last.

02/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants by the Numbers

Check out the, um, top 10.

01/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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2 Ingredients Suddenly All Over Seattle Menus

Nice to meet you, black garlic and Saskatoon berries.

01/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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What’s Wrong with Tourist Restaurants?

Or: Should you dine at Orfeo?

01/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Diner’s Dilemma When Tip Is Included

With more restaurants tucking the gratuity into the bill, what to do when the service is lacking?

01/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which Seattle Restaurant Made Eater’s National List?

For the second year in a row, no less.

01/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Few New Burgers

Of course you’re hungry for a burger. It’s January.

01/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Can We Talk About the Cookies at Mollusk?

Because Beet-Almond Meringue. Rosemary-Blue Cheese Shortbread.

01/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The 10 Defining Restaurant Moments of 2015

It was the year that was…and the most fascinating stuff happened in these moments.

12/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle’s Favorite Holiday Restaurant Traditions

These are from you, readers. May we bother you for more?

12/21/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Looking for Quick Food Stops Near Holiday Shopping?

However did we know.

12/17/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Desserts at Cafe Juanita and Canlis

Say what you will about our special occasion warhorses: They do know how to finish a meal.

12/10/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Dining by Firelight

Candlelight is so November. This month, go for some serious flames.

12/07/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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I Got Coffee Delivery from Starbucks…

…and here’s what happened.

12/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Is Jason Stratton Changing Mamnoon?

Hint: He’s been thinking a lot about Bruce Naftaly.

11/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantain Chips

You love them at Marjorie…now go buy them at the store.

11/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson