Critic’s Notebook

Seattle, Where the Best Outdoor Dining Happens Indoors

The restaurant trend of the year is the patio with four walls and a roof. We thought you might like a list, it being June and all.

06/04/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Food and Drink Events

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

This week: rhubarb in Columbia City, free fries on Pike Street, the Seattle Cheese Fest, and more.

05/14/2012 By Anne Larkin

Imbibing Agenda

Three Worthy Booze Updates (Okay, One is Technically Booze-Free)

San Francisco bartender Brooke Arthur visits Bastille, Moe Bar streams Coachella, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer goes growlette.

04/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Bartender Showdowns

Bloody Sunday: The Winning Recipe

Bastille’s Erik Carlson achieves Bloody Mary victory with a farmers market theme and some purple fingers.

04/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Yet another opening in Ballard, Bastille gets a new global cocktail menu, and news of a gourmet grilled cheese truck.

01/27/2012 By Anne Larkin

Happy Hour

Bastille Joins the $1 Oyster Crew

Hama Hamas and oyster-friendly beer and wine: Yours for a pittance Monday through Wednesday.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers' Guide

They Can Dig It

Chefs at Bastille, the Corson Building, Volunteer Park Cafe, Trellis, and the Herbfarm grow their own in edible gardens.

07/19/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Favorite Seattle Salads

Good places to get your greens (and fried chicken, too).



To Be or Not to Bistro

The Francophiles are storming new Ballard restaurant Bastille, but do they come for the food?

10/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Ask the Critic

Indian Summer Supper

Where to enjoy the last of Seattle’s alfresco dining?

09/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Doggie Bag Days

Packaging the Leftovers

What’s a restaurant to do when a diner wants to take home…the butter?

09/14/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Chef Culture

What did you do on your day off, chef?

Even when he’s not in the kitchen, chef Shannon Galusha has to put out fires.

08/20/2009 By Kristin Cordova

Talk of the Town

Bastille Opens Today…

…and it’s a little slice of Paris in Ballard

06/29/2009 By Kathryn Robinson