Food & Drink Events

4 Global Comfort Food Dishes You Just Might Find at Our Taste the World Event

Remedying tastes from around the world—from deep-fried sea food dumplings to coffee-infused mousse cake

02/09/2017 By Jane Kidder

Best Italian Food

Carmine Smeraldo’s Rising Sons

After the local legend behind Il Terrazzo Carmine passed away, his young offspring suddenly shouldered the city’s most luxurious legacy of Italian dining.

01/26/2017 By Darren Davis

2,000 Pounds of Cure

Salumi Preserves Pork, Yes—But Also Italian Tradition

"Quality control and preserving tradition are two different ways of saying the same thing."

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Italian Food

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

A night at Bizarro Italian Cafe and the unending allure of the neighborhood restaurant.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

The Best New Italian Restaurants in Seattle Right Now

Simple. Seasonal. Grown close by. Italian cooking ethos has an awful lot to do with how we do things in the Northwest—and these restaurants prove it.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Noodlecraft

Mike Easton Closes Il Corvo Pasta Studio

The year 2016 was a cruel mistress right up until the end.

01/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

My Favorite Restaurant Dishes of 2016

The 10 most unforgettable creations of the year. Holy crap, I love my job.

12/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

What Restaurant Trends Can We Expect for 2017?

James Beard Foundation released these last week, but how Seattle are they?

12/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

How to Choose the 100 Best Restaurants in Seattle

In 5 easy steps.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Upper Bar Ferdinand

Matt Dillon demonstrates clever restraint in this gorgeous ode to Northwest abundance.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Sushi Kashiba

Seattle’s sushi legend returns triumphant with this Pike Place Market gem.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Marine Hardware

Ethan Stowell turned his former fish-and-chips bar into an ode to the tasting menu.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Copine

Shaun McCrain brings short menus and beautiful, precise dishes to his new French restaurant in North Ballard.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Xi’an Noodles

Owner Lily Wu brings a northwest China specialty to the Pacific Northwest.

10/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2016

Seattle's 100 Very Best Restaurants

Truth is, Seattle has easily twice this number of genuinely extraordinary restaurants. But here, including this year’s new standouts, are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

And Seattle Met's 2016 Restaurant of the Year Is…

(Drumroll, please.)

10/13/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Seattle Met’s Restaurant of the Year: Bateau

Renee Erickson’s latest is also her greatest—for reasons you can taste but may not always see.

10/13/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Why Matt Dillon Didn’t Bring a Vitamix to Upper Bar Ferdinand

“I’m overwhelmed by the direction the world is going.”

08/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

Upper Bar Ferdinand Defies Expectations In The Best Possible Way

A hit of New York, by way of a Northwest meadow, Matt Dillon’s Chophouse Row wine bar actually highlights Japanese seafood.

08/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Elements of Style

Valerie Nethery Belongs to Seattle’s New Throng of Eco-Friendly Jewelers

Welcome to the new world of sustainable bling.

07/21/2016 By Colleen Williams