30 Perfect Day Trips

Food & Drink

Go crabbing, brew your own beer, and dine out at a Medieval village

09/21/2011

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Traditional Yakitori Sauce

Recipe by Harold Fields, of Umami Kushi

06/24/2011

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Umami Kushi Serves Up Traditional-Style Yakitori Sauce

When it comes to skewered meats, Seattle yakitori chef Harold Fields (he runs Seattle-based catering company Umami Kushi) sticks to tradition.

06/23/2011 By Jess Thomson

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A Meaty Love Song

Matt Janke’s downtown restaurant Lecosho is a porkophile’s paradise—and much more.

02/16/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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Bleep of Faith

Penn Jillette of Showtime’s Penn and Teller: Bullshit! doesn’t hate you.

01/18/2011 By James Ross Gardner

The Top 10 New Dishes of 2010

The #5 New Dish Of 2010: Beef Cheeks At La Bête

A precisely executed dish with an ingredient so inspired it actually stunned our critic.

12/27/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Greatness Visible

Queen Anne restaurant The Book Bindery soars with meat, potatoes, and je ne sais quoi.

12/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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Desk Jockeying

Fact: Outside The Office, Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson refuse to fight.

11/15/2010 By Laura Dannen

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Beauty at the Beast

Old World finery takes a magical culinary tour at Capitol Hill restaurant La Bête.

11/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Locavore

The Herbfarm, Emmer and Rye, Volunteer Park Café, The Corson Building, Le Gourmand, Café Juanita, Sitka and Spruce, Tilth, Nettletown, Trellis, and Poppy: temples of the local, seasonal movement.

10/22/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Morning Meal

Dinner houses—Tilikum Place Cafe, Spring Hill, Dahlia Lounge, Monsoon, the Bellevue Wild Ginger, MistralKitchen, June, Emmer and Rye, Nettletown—and even wine bars like Verve and tapas bars like Harvest Vine, leap into the brunch game. Weekday

10/21/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Molecular Gastronomy

Spur Gastropub, Spring Hill, Crush, Canlis, and MistralKitchen experiment with the science of food.

10/20/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Sidekick

Meet the restaurant offshoot: Cicchetti, Sambar, Licorous, On the Fly, Seatown Snack Bar To Go, and Elemental Next Door.

10/19/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Tarts and Sours

Chefs such as Renee Erickson of Boat Street Café and The Walrus and the Carpenter and Matt Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and The Corson Building, plus restaurants like Joule, Nettletown, and Anchovies and Olives, have begun to tart up dishes.

10/19/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

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Lover Boy

In his latest movie, Jack Goes Boating, Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on two new roles: romantic lead and film director.

10/13/2010 By Laura Dannen

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Upscale Downmarket

Seatown Snack Bar, Joule, Spring Hill, The Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, Quinn’s, and Homegrown are messing with old assumptions about what belongs in fine dining rooms and what belongs in diners.

10/13/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Chef’s Choice

At Spinasse, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Elemental, Art of the Table, Sutra, MistralKitchen, and Staple and Fancy, what’s for dinner is what the chef’s cooking.

10/13/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Small Platerie

Lark, Licorous, Harvest Vine, Tilth, and Bisato boost the appeal of a movement that’s clearly here to stay: small-plate dining

10/13/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Nose to Tail

Organs, intestines, and extremities—the whole animal is fair game at June, Le Gourmand, The Herbfarm, Staple and Fancy, Quinn’s, Re:public, and Sitka and Spruce.

10/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli

Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Unfussy French

Luc, Café Campagne, Le Pichet, Café Presse, Bastille Café and Bar, and Toulouse Petit give rise to the unfussy French restaurant.

10/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson With Judy Naegeli