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.

Reality Imitates Reality Show

The Aptly Named Hunt Club…

…is hunting for a chef

04/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Wait Watchers

Amos Rocks!

And you can find him at Anchovies & Olives

04/20/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


I Got Made

If a restaurant critic loses her anonymity…what’s she got left?

04/17/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Department of Pie

Via Trib Opens Today at The Croc

Another day, another hand-built wood-fired Vesuvian pizza oven

04/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Happy Tax Day

Go Directly to Taco Del Mar…

…cuz it doesn’t get much cheaper than free

04/15/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


What Up With All the Bacon News?

Apparently all is quiet in Hollywood, because bacon’s the new Brangelina

04/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Rabbit's comin'

Easter Feasts

Where to celebrate this Sunday

04/10/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

New and improved?

Ate at Cafe Flora Last Night…

…and that’s some remodel

04/09/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

This Just In

The Skinny on Carillon Point

Who’s moving into the Yarrow Bay Grill space?

04/08/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Water, please

Restaurants You Can Boat To

Kayaks and speedboats and yachts, oh my

04/07/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Grande Dame of Carillon Point


Farewell, Yarrow Bay Grill

04/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

How cool is this?

Rover’s Does Brunch

Starts this Sunday

04/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Must be Spring

Taste Washington This Weekend

Who doesn’t love a good food and wine seminar?

04/02/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

News from Le Gourmand

Why I Love Bruce Naftaly

I mean, besides the fact that he invented Northwest Cuisine

04/01/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

New in West Seattle

Positive Early Notices on Revo

Word on the street: Try the Tiramisu

03/31/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Fun at Union

Lasagna for a Good Cause

I love these showdown throwdowns

03/30/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Wait Watchers

No-Nonsense Service at Barolo

Give that Rose a raise

03/27/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Only five months old!

Pizzeria Down

Pizza Fusion fails to make it in Seattle

03/25/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Cheap, fast, delish

Downtown Lunching?

Have I got a joint for you

03/24/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Life imitates reality show!

Chef Wanted at Hunt Club

And just look how they’re filling the post

03/23/2009 By Kathryn Robinson