Critic's Notebook

Yang and Chirchi Go to Portland

It’s called Revelry, and it opens Tuesday.

08/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Drinking Holidays

St. Patrick's Day Goings-On: From Refined to Rowdy

Whether you prefer shotgunning green beers or savoring 25-year whiskey, we'll tell you where to toast the Emerald Isle.

03/11/2015 By Caroline Ferguson


Slide Show: Country Brunch


Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: James Beard Edition

Where to sample some of Seattle’s greatest chefs during the best hour of the day.

05/14/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Meatless Monday

6 Restaurants to Eat (and Enjoy) Your Veggies

We're not about to give up fried chicken and pork belly, but these places make it easy to eat a little greener.

01/13/2014 By Chelsea Lin

New Neighbors

5 Reasons to Get Excited About Brimmer and Heeltap

“We want people coming far to see us, but we really envision this as a locals' spot.”

01/10/2014 By Chelsea Lin

Critic’s Notebook

Best Dishes of 2013 Countdown #2: Joule

Spicy Rice Cake with Chorizo and Pickled Mustard Greens

12/31/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts and Shakeups

This Week In Restaraunt News: Where to Eat Before the Year Ends

The final openings for 2013, some exciting things to watch for in 2014, and a sign is stolen.

12/20/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

Coming Soon

Four New Restaurants, One Big Space for Revel/Joule Owners

Numbered are the days when you have to go to Lynnwood or Federal Way for good Korean barbecue. Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are bringing tabletop grilling—and noodles, ice cream, and beer—to Capitol Hill in 2014.

12/19/2013 By Chelsea Lin

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: Joule and Revel's Renee Bolstad

“Right now I have a garnish on one of my desserts that’s basically a tempura batter, but it’s got chocolate in it."

12/04/2013 By Genie Leslie

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Popcorn and Beer

Joule and Revel get a new pastry chef, Ballard gets a new brewery, and anyone taking an Argosy cruise gets a meal by Chris Keff.

10/25/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

Awards & Accolades

Three Seattle Spots Make Bon Appetit's List of 50 Best New Restaurants of 2013

Now cross your fingers one of them appears in the final list of 10.

08/08/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Vinegar Strokes

The Appeal of the Shrub (aka the Drinking Vinegar)

They're tart, housemade, plentiful in Seattle bars, and a splendid companion for spirits. To invert the lyrics of a certain late-'90s hip-hop trio, a shrub is a drink that can get some love from me.

04/29/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Joule’s Steak House Makeover

East-West fusion sparkles in a Fremont do-over.

01/23/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Most Annoying Dining Trend of 2013

And why I am professionally ambivalent about it. A restaurant critic’s dilemma.

01/07/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Matters

Four New Places to Eat Breakfast (or Brunch)

Why, hello kimchi grilled cheese. Greetings, breakfast poutine.

10/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Joule is back, Green Leaf branches out in Belltown, and Emmer and Rye closes.

10/26/2012 By Sabina Cao


First Look: Inside the Glittering New Joule

The homey Wallingford restaurant grows up with a sophisticated new space in Fremont and a steak house-focused menu.

10/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

This Is Cool: Joule's New-Old Neon Sign

The eyecatching addition portends the new vibe when the restaurant reopens later this month.

10/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Two highly anticipated eateries open, Shanik eyes early December, and a new brewery sets up in Redmond.

10/05/2012 By Sabina Cao