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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...
Thumbnail for - Fun With Health Department Warnings
Apr 9, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Was it Matt Dillon who wrote the first smartassy one at the original Sitka and Spruce? That just seems right, though the proof has long since been erased from those old blackboard menus. They’re...
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Apr 2, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Of course you’re not a glutton. But every once in awhile a girl’s gotta eat a burrito as big as a baby. “Ew, yuck,” my daughter winced on walking into Gordito’s Healthy Mexican Food in Greenwood...
Thumbnail for - New on Menus: Buy the Cooks a Beer
Mar 26, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
“What’s ‘Kitchen Booze’?” my husband mused the other night, over dinner at the Blind Pig Bistro. I looked up and saw it scrawled on the chalkboard above the menu items. “Oh, that just means that...
Thumbnail for - Which Am I More Willing to Give Up: One Year of My Life or a Well-Marbled Rib Eye?
Mar 19, 2012
Critic’s Notebook
Last week came the bombshell that consumption of red meat is associated with a higher risk of early death. It was a 20-year study, of more than 120,000 people, done by the reputable Harvard...
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