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.

Supersize Yourself

Does Size Matter?

At Oddfellows, Less is More

02/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Yes It's True: I Detest Eggplant

Blogger vs. Critic

Suddenly the Whole World’s a Zagat Guide

02/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Yum of the Week

Huarachito’s, How We Love You

Authentic Mexican in Columbia City

02/17/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Shhh! Don't tell!

Via Trib delivers. Kinda.

Don’t wait for Via Trib’s yumster pizza. Get it delivered to your barstool.

02/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Sweet Science

We highlight the best desserts in our city, navigate the trendy world of local cupcakes, and unco

02/16/2009 With Cherise Watts, Katie Zipper, and Kristin Okinaka By Kathryn Robinson, Jess Thomson, Camden Swita, Jessica Voelker, and Jill Watanabe

This Just In!

James Beard Nominees Announced This Morning

Some May Surprise You

02/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Yum of the Week

Dios Mio, la Crema!

The Only Solid Reason to Go to Barrio

02/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


The Longest March

During admissions month, a middle schooler’s parents know no shame. None whatsoever.

02/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Love is in the Air

Cupid’s Comin’

Where to take your squeeze to dinner this Saturday

02/08/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Bravo Seattle

Top Chef Comes to Town

Auditions this Wednesday at Canlis

02/08/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


A Salty Tirade

Some Restaurants Don’t Care What You Want

02/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


That Empty Feeling

Belle Epicurean’s Website is Better Stocked

02/05/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Mitosis at Tougo Coffee

There’s a Little More "There" at South Lake Union Now

02/04/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Question: What Makes a Good Waiter?

Answer: Whatever Rich Gibson’s got

02/02/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

No More 5pm Belltown Dinners

Tavolata Makes Change…

…(in more ways than one)

01/29/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Duck Duck Goose

Protest at Lark

Somebody Doesn’t Like Fois Gras

01/27/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

happy hour eats

This Just In! The Happy Hour Gets Longer!

During lean times, what’s the first thing any good restaurateur does? Keep the bar open!

01/23/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


This Just In

The newest ways to eat, shop, and play on the growing, changing, morphing Eastside.

01/22/2009 By Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, and Megan Clark


Yum of the Week

First in an Occasional Series

01/20/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

food books

The Books We Ate Up in 2008

Apparently We Are What We Read

01/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson