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How to Name a Restaurant

In Seattle these days, it couldn’t be easier. Check our handy formula!

08/11/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Restaurant Whose Soundtrack Stunned Even Jaded Old Me

Do lyrics like this belong anywhere near a place of business?

07/31/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Whatever Happened to the Starch?

First restaurants started charging for bread. Then they took away our white food altogether. Did Dr. Atkins and those gluten-free killjoys ruin it for all of us?

07/24/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Menus for Munchies

Now that weed is legal and available, where you gonna go when its most famous side effect kicks in? Here are 35 suggestions.

07/17/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which Seattle Restaurant Turns Eighty-Freakin’-Five This Week?

Hint: Huge portions, reality TV, killer pie. Still don’t have it? How about urinal periscope.

06/30/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Your Big Chance to Cook with Bourdain

ABC’s "The Taste" is holding a casting call for the best Seattle cooks. C’mon, you know you want this.

06/23/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Where To Dine Before Prom?

A dozen Seattle choices high school kids will love. (And maybe even afford.)

05/05/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurateurs Use Social Media to Shame Annoying Customers

Including one in Seattle who probably wishes he’d just spat in their food.

04/21/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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What’s the Hottest Look in Seattle Restaurants Right Now?

(Hint: Make that the coolest.)

03/31/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Two Types of Burger Lover

Which type are you? Where should that tell you to go? A connoisseur’s guide.

03/24/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Top Picks for Wintergrass 2014

This year’s lineup for the Bellevue bluegrass festival is more varied than ever.

02/25/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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20 Seattle Restaurants That Aren’t Stupid Loud

Because it’s hard to read lips that are chewing.

02/10/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Mamnoon—Afternoon to Junoon

Why just one happy hour when you can have three...and other sensible ideas from the Syrian stunner.

01/27/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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One of the Great Seattle Sandwiches has Returned

Remember the Georgia Gold at Roy’s Barbecue? It’s back. Kinda.

01/21/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Most Important Thing About Pioneer Square Dining

Check this out before you go anywhere near the place.

01/13/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Pam’s Kitchen Makes Some Changes

But thankfully not to its jerk chicken sandwich.

12/02/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

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Thanksgiving Food for the Other 364 Days

A few joints that peddle turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce all year long.

11/25/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

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But How Do Croughnuts Taste?

At least three places around here are making them. I tried them all.

09/30/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

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How to Squeeze a Lemon Slice Without Squirting Your Boss in the Eye

And answers for your other business dining dilemmas.

07/15/2013 By Kathryn Robinson