Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: John Atkins

How do you explain to someone how to unlock a lock that he himself locked? The bartender at Lottie’s answers this and five other questions.


Every critic's most-frequently-asked question

Where the Restaurant Critic Would Go Out for Dinner…

…if it were up to her

05/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Summer Means Sangria

The easy-going wine punch is super easy to make and everyone love it.



How Grimy Can a Dive Restaurant Be…

…and still be considered a destination?

05/18/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Dept. of Lousy Service

How Not to Treat a Guest

Disappointment at Earth and Ocean

05/15/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Five for Five at Art Lounge

Views and booze to cure your recession blues.


Slurpers take note

Samurai North

Great ramen coming to the Ave

05/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

DIY Cocktails

Make This Drink: Temptation, from Sazerac

A tantalizing summer cocktail to bring out your inner sorority chick.



Sauced Beer Week Guide: Capitol Hill Pub Crawl

Wednesday (May 13) beginning at 6pm.


Cheap Date

Urban Eats

12 days down, 19 to go

05/12/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Yes, I KNOW my last post was about cupcakes

I Heart Papa Haydn in Portland

Where is Seattle’s version?

05/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Reading and Drinking

Two Very Nice New Cocktail Guides

One for you, one for your mom.



Cupcake Love

Trophy Cupcakes honors Wallingford’s favorite award-winning chef

05/08/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Beer Week

Sauced Beer Week Guide: Tastings

Excellent sampling opps at Bottleworks


Dept. of Quiches and Frittatas

Where to Eat on Mother’s Day

Spoil the old gal AND support your struggling local restaurant

05/07/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

It's yellow!

Tired of Cold Restaurants?

Why I Love Taberna del Alabardero

05/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Andy Rooney-Style Rants

Wine in a juice glass

How can we put a stop to this?


Mark your calendar

Beer Week Begins this Thursday

…And the mayor has made it official.


Mark your calendar

Scotchy-Scotch Tasting on May 18th

Color, Nose, Body, Palate, and Finish at the Bookstore Bar