Mad Men

Drinking with Draper

Mad Men Episode 8: A kiss is much more than just a kiss. Plus we attempt to redeem beer and riesling.

10/05/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Booze News

Rob Roy to Change Name (Again)

Your suggestions welcome.



What Gaul! Paris Grocery Opens Quietly on the Pike Hill Climb

The folks behind Spanish Table offer up picnic wines and an elegant array of fromages de France.

10/02/2009 By Kaitlin Nunn

Good Spirits

Red Absinthe Hits Washington

Kentucky-based Corsair spirits about to be available in bars and liquor stores.


Food Finds

Raw Foods Even a French-Fry Eater Can Love

Try Adam Lewis’s surprisingly delicious creations at Nature’s Pantry, Madison Market.

09/30/2009 By Jessica Voelker


Cheap Date: The Counter

You will never get bored with the menu at Ballard’s new burger joint. Pinky swear.

09/30/2009 By Nick Feldman


Cheap Date: The Counter


New Downtown Restaurant

Troiani Goes Fishhouse

What’s downtown hungry for: fish or Italian? Chad Mackay’s betting fish.

09/30/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: 35th Street Bistro

It’s not this restaurant’s fault that Fremont isn’t all hippie anymore.


Food Finds

Taste of the Town

Brad Inserra of Brad’s Swingside Cafe reads business books by mafia men and never feels guilty about food.

09/29/2009 By Kristin Cordova

Beer News

Beer Pairing: Get to Know it

Upcoming dinners at Volunteer Park Cafe, Smith.


Mad Men

Drinking with Draper

Episode Seven: the questionable deeds to which straight whiskey leads.

09/28/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Food Finds

The Bread of the Dead

Essential Baking’s newest offering is not as scary as it sounds.

09/28/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Drink of the week

Drink of the Week: Kalimotxo at Txori

Sample the preferred libation of Basque teens at an Euskadi-style tapas bar in Belltown.


Ask the Critic

Restaurants Open Monday?

Just trying to find a lousy plate of food tonight. Better yet, a great plate of food.

09/28/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Dining Specials

Friday Night Specials: September 25

Here’s what’s cooking at A Caprice Kitchen, Lombardi’s, and Julia’s on Queen Anne.

09/24/2009 By Seattle Met Staff


What did you do on your day off, chef?

Spinasse’s Jason Stratton gets up to a lot during his down time.

09/24/2009 By Kristin Cordova

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jay Kuehner

The "reluctant mixologist" at Sambar will mix you amazing drinks with underrated spirits like eau de vie and mezcal. But please don’t make th...