Critic's Notebook

5 Reasons You Should Go Out for Dinner This Thursday

Though you might not need more than the first one.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Explainer

Why Some Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Away with Tipping

To tip or not to tip—is it really a question? The custom is so ingrained in restaurant goers that many of us will typically add at least 20 percent to the bill even if our server forgot that second drink. But its days are numbered.

03/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Critic's Picks

Seattle's Finest Italian Restaurants

Our collection of Seattle's best bets for Italian food

01/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Maria Hines: How Not to Make Money as a Restaurateur

The James Beard-award-winning chef opens up on the challenge of running three organic restaurants, how Agrodolce stacks up—and what’s driving her nuts right now.

04/08/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Alfresco Pick: Osteria La Spiga

A lot of people adored the rustic La Spiga on Broadway, and a lot of people adore its sprawling replacement on 12th. They just aren’t the same people

06/24/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Alfresco Pick: Sambar

Sharing a kitchen—but not an aesthetic—with the French restaurant Le Gourmand, the modish six-table Sambar next door serves up feisty little Parisian cocktails and a short list of just-the-thing noshes.

06/24/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Maria Hines to Open Golden Beetle in Late February

Eastern Mediterranean small plates and craft cocktails are coming soon to Ballard.

01/03/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Article

Go! Road Trips 2010

Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.

03/17/2010 By James Ross Gardner, David Laskin, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, and Christopher Werner

Article

What to Eat Now

One heckuva list of beef sandwiches.

03/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Surprised by Sauerkraut

How Wallingford’s hip neighborhood restaurant, Avila, can exploit its virtues.

02/17/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Thriller

Ba Culbert’s Belltown restaurant Tilikum Place Café leaves one veteran diner almost speechless.

12/14/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Cooking Tips

Kitchen Counsel

Make a meal out of cooking scrap.

12/10/2009 By Kristin Cordova

Article

Home on the Range Holiday Dinner

thanksgiving planner

11/23/2009 By Gabriel Claycamp

Occasions

Do-Goodie Foodies

When is it selfless to go out to eat? When the restaurant is renowned for giving back. ’Tis the season, diners!

11/18/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Grill of My Dreams

John Howie stakes out a niche at the Bravern for the fourth steak house in Bellevue.

11/18/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Feature

The 30 Seattle Restaurant Experiences You Must Have Before You Die

Call it our Where-to-Eat Bucket List: Dining experiences so special, so iconic, so emblematic of the culinary extravaganza we call Seattle…you must experience them at least once in your life.

09/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson With Kristin Cordova

Dish

Puttin’ Roots Down

Believe it or not, ginger does grown in Washington. Plus, Matthew Dillon of the Corson Building shares a recipe for braised hanging tender with ginger.

08/12/2009 By Jess Thomson

Mix

The Seattle Freeze

Bartenders at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Lounge, Barrio, the new Tavern Law, and Vessel are stone-cold serious about ice.

07/17/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Article

A Fruity Twofer

Pluots, recalling textures of a plum and the flesh of an orange, fall in farmers’ favor because their harvest season stretches from mid-June through late October. The products of crossbreeding, pluots come in varieties like Flavor Supreme and Dapple

06/23/2009 By Jess Thomson

Article

Best of the City 2009

Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class, Polish film

06/23/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Karen Quinn, Alex Girma, and Kelley Frodel Edited by Jessica Voelker