Critic's Notebook

Bike Cafes Are Seattle’s New Thing

And not a minute too soon for this gorgeous weekend.

06/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Phad Thai May Be More Interesting Than You Think

A little talk with Wiley Frank.

05/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Nirmal’s Is Making Such a Splash in Seattle

You know, besides 10 rotating varieties of dal.

05/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants that Play Records

Turning tables happens literally in these joints. Here’s why it’s so ridiculously cool.  

04/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Most Disappointing Dish on the Menu

Dazzle them with cleverness or dash their expectations? Ahh deconstruction…

04/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Damn, These Seattle Happy Hours Are Good

The food is the draw in these spots you may have forgotten about.

03/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Little Lago to Open in Canal Market Space

Midsummer is target date for grocery items, gelato cones, and, yes—Cafe Lago’s lasagna to go.

03/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Anthony’s Shilshole Is Closing

And what it tells us about Seattle.

03/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle, Spring 2016

Seattle’s twice-yearly resto-fest starts up March 6. To do it right, some planning is in order.

02/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Did Canal Market Close?

Turns out there is something harder than finding parking on Capitol Hill: running an upscale food business in a residential neighborhood.

02/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle’s Best Pizza Slices

Ernest Loves Agnes got me thinking.

02/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Desserts at Cafe Juanita and Canlis

Say what you will about our special occasion warhorses: They do know how to finish a meal.

12/10/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Sunset of the Burger Era in Seattle Restaurants?

They're getting simultaneously more rare and more well done, folks. Four newish places you can find them.

11/19/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Who’s the Best Seattle Chef This Year?

(And why’d he switch things up so dramatically?)  

10/29/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Don’t Miss This Dinner at Mamnoon

Jason Stratton’s cooking. One-hundred percent of proceeds to benefit Syrian refugees.

10/19/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Lauded Pastry Chef Toby Matasar Opens Niche

And, by gosh, it's gluten free.

09/17/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Look What They’re Dispensing in Seattle Restaurant Bathrooms

It’s all about the personal care, people.

09/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Hottest Cold Desserts in Seattle

Oh, the things they’re doing with ice cream.

08/13/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Do the Greeks Really Eat?

Here's where you can find out.

08/10/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Should Waiters Dress?

And why it matters more than you might think.

08/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson