Field Notes

Off Alley in Columbia City Is Gutsy in Every Way

A popular popup is now a wee restaurant in Columbia City; and it's about way more than offal.

10/15/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field Notes

West Seattle's Grillbird Revisits Seattle’s Teriyaki Traditions

A former Pizza Hut enters a stylish future built on char-grilled chicken.

08/05/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

Let's Hope Family Style Takeout Sticks Around Long After Covid-19

Seattle restaurants embrace our slow-casual future.

07/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Rupee Bar Gives Seattle a Rare Entry Point to Sri Lankan Flavors

Latin-toned Manolin spun off this spicy den of cocktails and bar snacks in Ballard. Even more unexpected—it's crazy good.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

REVIEW

Carrello Is How Nathan Lockwood Rolls

The Altura chef’s latest restaurant dispenses Italian drinking snacks on a fleet of carts. He definitely doesn’t stop there.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Vashon Island Is on the Ruby Brink of a Meat Revolution

“It’s just as important to not eat meat as it is to eat meat.”

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

Homer Is Seattle Met's 2019 Restaurant of the Year

In a warm Beacon Hill dining room, Logan Cox makes the unfamiliar craveable, and the familiar feel like something new entirely.

10/07/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Taneda Is Broadway Alley’s Sushi Secret

The high-end omakase brings two Japanese traditions together under one unlikely roof.

09/24/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Samara Forges Elegance in Fire

A handsome Sunset Hill dining room lays claim to flame.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Dacha Diner Channels Fond Food Memories—and Seasons Them Perfectly

It's not exactly a diner, nor really a Jewish deli. Still, it's one of the most winning new restaurants in town.

07/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Aerlume Brings Destination Dining to the Waterfront

Two veterans of Seattle’s high-end dining scene join forces at a Pike Place Market–adjacent spot.

05/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Willmott’s Ghost, Renee Erickson Brings Square Pizza to the Spheres

The Italian menu inside one of Seattle's most stunning dining rooms substitutes Roman-style pizza for traditional pasta dishes.

04/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Archipelago, No Menu Is an Island

Filipino flavors and the Pacific Northwest intersect in Hillman City.

03/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

The Meat Goes on at the New Salumi

How new owners and a new space recast Seattle’s mainstay Italian deli.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Sawyer Is an Elegant Funhouse

Step right up to the Ballard restaurant that turns childhood memories into destination dining.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Homer Is a Light on Beacon Hill

Chef Logan Cox built an incredible restaurant out of pita and spreads and crunchies and sprinkles.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Bellevue’s Ascend, Medium Rare Meets Rarified Air

This steak and sushi spot isn’t from around here. And that’s okay.

10/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Wa’z Explores the Quiet Art of Kaiseki

The Belltown restaurant’s eight-course menus are the understatement of the year.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Ethan Stowell Goes Big with Cortina and Super Bueno

Opened barely a week apart, these stylish new spots are two very different evolutions for one very prominent restaurateur.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Petite Galerie Revives the Dining of Bygone Days

Chef Rob Sevcik’s Madison Valley restaurant is, well, kind of revolutionary.

07/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion