Critic's Notebook

This Dessert Confection Is Suddenly Everywhere

Dang, meringue.

11/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Why Renee Erickson Won the James Beard Award

And why it should've been in the name of one of her worthier restaurants.

05/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Which Seattle Restaurant Made Eater’s National List?

For the second year in a row, no less.

01/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Food Lovers Guide to Seattle

Fellowship (Or: It Takes a Village to Make a Pizza)

Why, exactly, do Seattle chefs nurture their future competition?

07/09/2015 By Molly Wizenberg

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: the Whale Wins's Jermaine Whitehead

"At home while cooking, I always drink vermouth so I can save room for the wine with the meal, then digestif, then Japanese whiskey..."

07/16/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

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

Seattle Ultimate Lunch Guide

8 Seattle Power Lunch Picks

The big deals go better when you can order reliably great food, get sophisticated service, and hear your guests talk.

03/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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

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

Article

Dinner’s a Picnic at the Whale Wins

Renee Erickson’s breezy stage set in Fremont serves rich French flavors on smallish plates.

03/20/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

When Menus Mislead

An unbilled item shows up in a starring role on your dinner plate. Fun little extra or diner beware?

02/25/2013 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

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Shanik finally opens, Bakery Nouveau is coming to Capitol Hill, and new spots from Maria Hines and the McCracken-Tough team.

11/30/2012 By Sabina Cao

Happy Hour

Even More New Happy Hours to Try

From brewpubs to wine bars to Renee Erickson's latest, venerable establishments are rolling out the discounts.

11/29/2012 By Christopher Werner

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Lots of openings, La Bodega encounters a setback, JuiceBox pops up at La Bête, and The Funhouse closes after decades of music and booze.

11/02/2012 By Sabina Cao

Big Freaking Deals

Renee Erickson's The Whale Wins Opens in Fremont

Happening at the Fremont Collective: wood-fired dishes and an abundance of beautiful vegetable plates.

10/29/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Tom Douglas plans four new eateries, Il Corvo scouts a bigger home, and a long-awaited food truck makes it debut.

10/12/2012 By Sabina Cao

Article

New Restaurants Open in Fremont Collective

An old warehouse is reborn as the Fremont Collective, and two notable Seattle restaurants move in.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This Week: Hot Cakes, a new Green Leaf location, and plans for a third Renee Erickson establishment.

05/18/2012 By Rachel Walls

Ridiculously Exciting News

Renee Erickson’s Next Restaurant: The Whale Wins

The sibling to the Walrus and the Carpenter and Boat Street will bring wood-fired dishes (and plenty of vegetables) to Fremont later this year.

05/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion