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Thumbnail for - Best Dessert Neighborhood: Ballard, Fremont, or Phinney?
Jul 9, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Wandering along Phinney Ridge the other evening, I popped into A La Mode Pies and noted for the 300th time how genuinely exceptional its slices are: the Mexican Chocolate a pie of fine, dense...
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Jul 2, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
It may be the only thing the Seattle Hard Rock Café has in common with Tamara Murphy’s global Capitol Hill sensation Terra Plata: They both seat diners up on the roof. Murphy’s star-swept Terra...
Thumbnail for - Why I Won’t Miss Elemental
Jun 25, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
No, it’s not that I didn’t like the eccentric proprietor Phred Westfall, who was after all witty, often charming, and an undeniable maestro of wine pairings. And it’s not that I didn’t see—though...
Thumbnail for - Kennebec, the New “It” Potato
Jun 18, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
We asked our waiter at 8 oz. Burger Bar what “Kennebec Fries” were, and she lowered her voice to a reverential hush. “A Kennebec is a very rare kind of potato,” she explained. “It makes the best...
Thumbnail for - Seattle Gluten-Free Restaurants
Jun 11, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Hate to say it, gluten-freeaters, but you are a major pain for restaurants. Accommodating your restrictive diet not only compromises a chef’s culinary artistry, it limits his or her ability to...
Thumbnail for - Seattle, Where the Best Outdoor Dining Happens Indoors
Jun 4, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Long hot in the tropics, so to speak, covered patios with or without windowy walls allow for breezy dining in rainy places. Seattle has caught on to this trend and now has quite a few places that...
Thumbnail for - Where I Hope My Adoring Family Will Take Me on Mother’s Day
May 7, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Not that I’m out to control this or anything—but family: Do you know yet where you’ll be celebrating my exceptional mothering skills next Sunday? If not, perhaps I can be of assistance. Because...
Thumbnail for - What Cuisine Is Suddenly All Over Seattle Restaurants?
Apr 30, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Cuisines hit cities in waves. Seattle saw neighborhood Italian joints surge in the ‘80s, farm-to-table restaurants just after the New Millennium, Asian mom and pops—particularly Korean—in recent...
Thumbnail for - The Waiter Who Assumed I Didn’t Want My Leftovers
Apr 23, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
I was enjoying dinner with an old friend at a high-end spot last night—and by “enjoying” I mean “jawing incessantly”—so to be fair, I don’t know how our terrific waiter slipped in long enough to...
Thumbnail for - It’s Official: Global Warming Is Killing Oysters
Apr 16, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Last week came definitive word from scientists at NOAA and Oregon State University: The decreasing pH content of our oceans is one of the factors responsible for the alarming oyster die-offs in...
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