Critic's Notebook

The Dining Variable You Never Think About

Sure there’s cuisine, atmosphere, wine list. But this variable is much likelier to determine whether or not you’ll enjoy a restaurant.

09/29/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Four Mexican Cantinas on Capitol Hill

It is tortilla season, right?

09/15/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

What Matt Dillon Really Thinks of Pioneer Square

So. Many. Restaurants.

09/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Picks

Seasonal Restaurants for Harvest Time

September is the month to dine at these microseasonal gems.

09/01/2014

Restaurant Review

Cantina Cuisine: Authentic Mexican Food on Capitol Hill

Tacos, margaritas, and mole have proliferated on Capitol Hill of late. Here’s a handy guide to who does what well.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurant Review

The London Plane: Pretty and Potent

Matt Dillon’s new lunch-and-brunch space may be a masterpiece of delicacy—but its food swaggers.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

What Do You Say When the Waiter Asks, “How is Everything?”

Reflections on the most loaded question in dining.

08/18/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Alfresco

Patio of the Week: Humble Pie

Where you can drink your microbrew to the dulcet tones of a clucking chicken.

08/08/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Restaurant Review

Brimmer and Heeltap's Unlikely Harmony

There’s a mismatched sensibility to this welcoming Ballard newcomer. But when chef Mike Whisenhunt’s in the kitchen, who cares?

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Picks

Recently Reviewed

Five spots where we're eating this month.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Eat. Here. Now.

Humble Pie: A Slice of Utopia

Not even the Space Needle delivers a stiffer shot of Seattle.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

The Northwest Flavor Issue

Why Are So Many Chefs Opening Markets?

For the food, obviously. Just not the food on the shelves.

07/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Haunted Restaurants? Yeah, Seattle’s Got Those

(These ghosts may not be quite what you’re expecting.)

06/09/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurants

Bodrum Bistro's Turkish Delights

Wallingford hosts a classic old-country cafe.

06/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurants

Red Cow's Yummy Steak Frites

Ethan Stowell’s French bistro in Madrona is just what the neighborhood ordered.

06/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 28–June 3

This week: Tavolàta and Tallulah's flex their green thumbs, Mamnoon has an industry dinner, and Meeru Dhalwala comes to the Book Larder.

05/27/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Market Forces

What's New (to Eat) at Seattle Farmers Markets This Year

Moroccan flatbreads, Afghan cuisine, salmon chowder, savory hand pies, and lots of food trucks.

05/09/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Critic's Picks

What's Good in the 'Hood

A few of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

05/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Pour

French Wine Sans Snobbery

A night at Le Caviste, downtown’s new wine bar, is like a drinker’s semester abroad.

05/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Out

Southern Charmers

Two new Fremont restaurants explore cuisines of the South.

05/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson