Explainer

How to Make Sense of King County's New Restaurant Health Ratings

In January 2017—after two years of research that included meetings with the public, restaurateurs, and food safety experts—King County Public Health began posting health scores in restaurant windows. Here’s everything you need to decode the ratings.

01/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 18–24

The week in which: you can head to a beer dinner at Bramling Cross, a beer birthday at Holy Mountain Brewing, or one of many civic-minded food events.

01/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Elevated Sailor Fare at the Helm

The new addition to 36th Street in Fremont never strays too far from the sea. But don't call it another nautical bar.

01/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Coming Soon

Young Bros. Smoked Fish Co. Arrives In Hillman City This Summer

With baked goods from Heather Earnhardt of the Wandering Goose.

01/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Dispatch

Big Al Brewing Closes in White Center

One of the upperclassmen of Seattle's beer scene says farewell this weekend.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: So Much U Village

Plus, barbecue, beer, and maybe another cat cafe.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

6 Seattle Restaurants Where You Won't Need Reservations

Because spontaneous is fun.

01/12/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Fun With Listicles

7 Restaurants for Bookworms

If you think about it, a ton of local eateries take their names from great literature.

01/11/2017 By Jane Kidder

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 11–17

The week in which: a Jewish deli pops up in Stoup Brewing, we eat birthday cookies for Volunteer Park Cafe's 10th anniversary, and Ray's Boathouse hosts a shellfish feast.

01/11/2017 By Rosin Saez

Coming Soon

What's Next for the Former Martino's Space: Opus Co.

Mark Schroder, formerly chef de cuisine at Trove, writes a meaty new chapter for the old Martino's space.

01/10/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Ba Bar Is Coming to U Village

Eric Banh's house of noodle soups and cocktails will take over the former Liam's space.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Transition Times

Oy—2 More Restaurant Closures

Changes downtown, changes at U Village.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Rachel's Ginger Beer Expands to U Village

With Monica Dimas's Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Got Your Robert Burns Night Plans Yet?

Tis a nicht tae ceilidh wi’ haggis an’ cullen skink, ye wee eejit.

01/09/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Caffeination

5 Coffee Shops for a Day of Productivity

Because sometimes we just need to turn a coffee shop into our new office.

01/05/2017 By Jack Russillo

Street Food

Fire and Scrape Brings Raclette to the Fremont Sunday Market

"Food theater in the purest sense." Also: hot, melted cheese.

01/04/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 4–10

The week in which: Cloudburst Brewing and Chuck's Hop Shop toast to their anniversaries, plus the cutthroat cocktail contest, Speed Rack, returns.

01/04/2017 By Rosin Saez

Changeups

Josh Henderson's Noroeste Will Become Kiki Ramen

"We're not trying to be all cheffy about it."

01/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion