Critic's Notebook

Volunteer Park Cafe Launches Happy Hour—and It’s Legal

Pizzas, flatbreads, salads, cider, beer, wine, wine cocktails.

10/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Why Did Canal Market Close?

Turns out there is something harder than finding parking on Capitol Hill: running an upscale food business in a residential neighborhood.

02/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Sweets Are Imminent

An update on Ericka Burke's Canal Market, exciting Hot Cakes news, and a sad day for cheesecake fans.

09/19/2014 By Kristen Farnam

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: August 6–12

This week: one indulgence after another, with four booze-centric events, all-out s'mores mania, and free ice cream on top.

08/05/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 9–15

This week: Goodies from local farms are ending up on tables from Capitol Hill to Pioneer Square to Redmond. Ah, summer.

07/08/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 21–27

This week: Free burgers, prom for grown-ups, and a Sriracha-drenched Safeco Field.

05/20/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Holiday Feasting

7 Destinations for Easter Brunch

Plus Maria Hines is cooking a Passover seder.

04/07/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Drinking Holidays

St. Patrick's Day Festivities that Aren't Lame

A compendium of revelry, from kinda kid-friendly to full-on drunken debauchery.

03/12/2014 By Meredith Barrett

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: February 19-25

This week: a northwest showcase of bites and sips, a beloved tavern turns 20, and a session that's all about whiskey

02/18/2014 By Meredith Barrett

Hungry for Love

Nosh Pit Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Because no one should ever have to eat from a box of Russell Stover.

02/11/2014 By Meredith Barrett

Chow Down

Super Bowl Party: Takeout Edition

Forget the stale chips in the back of the pantry—here are some spots that make game-day snacks easy.

01/30/2014 By Meredith Barrett

Let the Countdown Begin...

Where to Eat (and Drink) on New Year's Eve

Ready the champagne and oysters—here's our first installment of where to party (and eat!) on New Year's Eve.

12/13/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

'Tis the Season

Nosh Pit Holiday Gift Guide

We've got gift ideas with sugar, spice, and everything nice for those last-minute holiday plans.

12/10/2013 By Meredith Barrett

Tasty Treats

Volunteer Park Cafe Sets Up Popup for Holiday Shoppers

Owner Ericka Burke says she's using the shop as a test to see if a marketplace should be a permanent fixture in the cafe.

12/05/2013 By Chelsea Lin

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: June 12–18

Celebrate 6,000 days of Tini Bigs, party with brewers or distillers, or benefit from local chefs' head-to-head barbecue battle.

06/10/2013 By Brianna Lantz

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: June 5–11

Ring in summer with a rosé party, rock a puffy-sleeved prom dress at Linda's Tavern, and enjoy a dinner on the rooftop of Bastille.

06/03/2013 By Erica Thompson

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of May 27

A gastropub opens on the shores of Lake Union, Queen Anne is getting a wine-centric new bar, and Canlis revamps its menu...kinda.

05/31/2013 By Shelly Le

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: Volunteer Park Cafe Head Baker Emily Weeks

You know you've arrived when you have a bun that bears your name.

04/11/2013 By Anna Chatilo

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: Mar 13-19

Tons of St. Paddy's Day stuff, a beer bash to bid winter farewell, and free stuff from Ivar's.

03/11/2013 By Erica Thompson

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "First Date"

Our third installment of Valentine's Day dinners may not ease the awkwardness of a first date. But you and your new fling will eat like royalty.

01/29/2013 By Danielle Zorn