Critic's Notebook

Does Restaurant Produce Have to Be Perfect?

A restaurant critic may be changing her mind.

12/05/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Look Where Caprial Pence Is Cooking Now

“It couldn’t be more different."

11/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

25 Superb Seattle Sandwiches

Winter is coming, folks. You need a sandwich.

11/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Sweetest Service in Seattle

You've heard of comfort food? These five spots deliver comfort service.

11/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle Restaurants Go Nautical

Haven’t seen a naming trend like this in these parts since…maybe ever?

11/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

This Dessert Confection Is Suddenly Everywhere

Dang, meringue.

11/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle, Fall 2016

Starts Sunday, people. Make your plans.

11/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

3 Cozy Spots to Spend a Seattle Autumn Afternoon

Because what you want when it’s raining is hot spiked cider, a trio of cheeses on a tray, a macchiato. Or maybe just a fat slice of bourbon butterscotch pie.

10/31/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

A La Bonne Franquette to Close

You still have 10 days to savor the French food of Chef Hamed.

10/26/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Biggest Trend We Found in Compiling Top 100 Seattle Restaurants?

It’s happening all over the country and it’s good for restaurateurs. But is it good for diners?

10/24/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

How to Choose the 100 Best Restaurants in Seattle

In 5 easy steps.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

And Seattle Met's 2016 Restaurant of the Year Is…

(Drumroll, please.)

10/13/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

When Is a Restaurant More Than a Restaurant?

When it’s a community. Welcome to Seattle’s next big thing.

10/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

A Wine Corkage Deal at Sullivan’s Steakhouse  

If you do this one little thing.

10/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Only Thing Slab Sandwiches and Pie Has Been Missing…

…is something it now has. Ladies and gentlemen, have a seat.

09/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Lunch Literate

A Tour of Seattle's New Bookstore Cafes

We know what restaurants do for bookstores. But what can bookstores do for restaurants? We visit Raconteur, Little Oddfellows, and Ada's Technical Books in pursuit of an answer.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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

Critic's Notebook

Wow, That’s a Huge…!

Seattle restaurants with enormous decor.

09/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Most Endearing Vegetarian Restaurant Turns 25

And what a celebration it will be.

09/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Ingredients in Focus

Season Peak: Eggplant Escabeche with Charred Eggplant Puree and Yogurt at Sitka & Spruce

Chef Logan Cox creates an ode to the humble eggplant.

09/14/2016 By Stefan Milne