Senior Writer

Seattle native Kathryn Robinson, award-winning restaurant critic and senior writer at Seattle Met, has been anonymously reviewing restaurants for over 30 years—first as editor of the Best Places guidebook series, then as staff critic at Seattle Weekly and contributing critic at The Seattle Times and Seattle magazine. 

Midcareer she spent a year-long sabbatical studying comparative religion as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she had been an undergrad 10 years earlier, gaining a knowledge base she now calls upon for her monthly “Back Fence” column on our collective urban existence and the meaning it holds for our personal lives. In her off hours she is a partner and a parent—which means she has no off hours.

Slurpers take note

Samurai North

Great ramen coming to the Ave

05/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

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


Cupcake Love

Trophy Cupcakes honors Wallingford’s favorite award-winning chef

05/08/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


The War of Lieutenant Watada

On June 22, 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first U.S. Army officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. Then he faced a court-martial and up to eight years in prison.

05/07/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

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

Best Chef in the Northwest

Ave Maria!

Tilth Owner Maria Hines Takes James Beard Award

05/05/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


2007 Best New Restaurants

The best restaurants to open in 2007.

05/04/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Dept. of Sad

Cremant Really Closed

But what’s the story?

05/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

New Life at a Vintage Hotel

Hunt Club Names New Chef

Grilled cheese, anyone?

05/01/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Dining Out for Life

Remember that other epidemic?

04/30/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Dept. of Wakes

Cremant Closing?

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we…?

04/29/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


What We Talk About When We Talk About Food

Six local food writers, much to chew on

04/28/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Where am I supposed to get my chocolate ganache cake now?

Sweet Subtraction

Issaquah’s favorite dessert shop goes toes-up

04/27/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Yum of the Week

Afrikando Afrikando

A splash of Senegal in Hillman City

04/24/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Fear of Commitment

New at Skillet

An address!

04/23/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Hello Sushi

One of the newest restaurants to flank Ballard Avenue, Moshi Moshi Sushi titillates with traditional takes on Japanese food and and cocktails worthy of a cult following.

04/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Back away from the orange mac 'n' cheese

Kids + Restaurants

Two upcoming events designed to bring ’em together

04/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Till Disrespect Do Us Part

Seattle couples therapist John Gottman predicts marriage futures and spells out the four ways to burst the bubble of marital bliss.

04/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson