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

Food Lovers Guide

Meet 15 Washington Farms Putting Food on Your Plate

From the pastures of Washington to the farmer's market to your favorite dish at the restaurant down the street, here's a closer look at the people making it all happen.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers Guide

Il Corvo Pasta Studio: The Egg and Flour Atelier

At Il Corvo’s new retail spin-off, Mike Easton makes his pasta intentions known.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

The Thing at the End of Your Fork

Is what you put in your mouth good for you—or just good for some multinational food supplier?

06/21/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Critic's Notebook

Right Here: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2016

Bet you’d like to know how we picked ‘em.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Chefs

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2016

These five men and women are the future of Seattle dining. A future full of locavore tacos, Edomae sushi, and swaggering vegetable dishes.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Yes, a Lot of Legendary Seattle Restaurants Are Closing. But Don’t Grieve Yet.

Resurrection is the new closure.

05/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Why Nirmal’s Is Making Such a Splash in Seattle

You know, besides 10 rotating varieties of dal.

05/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

How Does Harvest Beat Compare to the Incomparable Sutra?

Let’s just say Seattle vegans aren’t being quiet about it.

05/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Pour

Cloudburst and Optimism Breweries Demonstrate the Full Spectrum of Drinking Local

One is a beer temple, one is a beer den—and Seattle's beer culture definitely needs them both.

04/25/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Nirmal’s, Seattle Finally Gets Its Destination Indian

Chef Nirmal Monteiro brings playful, precise Indian cuisine to Pioneer Square.

04/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

Harvest Beat Is Seattle’s New Vegan Standard-Bearer

The stunning talents of the team from Sutra are in evidence in its larger reincarnation up the street.

04/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: International District

Cafes and karaoke

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Fremont

Seattle's stealth bar mecca

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle

Good beer, zero affectation

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Belltown

The late late show

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors.

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Capitol Hill

Hideaways in the thick of the nightlife zone

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis