Seattle on TV

Luke Kolpin, Seattle’s Top Chef Contestant, Prepares for Prime Time

He cooked at Canlis, then spent nearly nine years at Noma in Copenhagen. He makes his TV debut March 3 on Bravo's wildly popular reality cooking show.

03/02/2022 By Ann Karneus

Seattle on TV

The New Top Chef Season Includes a Contestant from Seattle

The Canlis and Noma alum is the lone Northwest chef this season, following in the footsteps of Top Chef Portland contestant Shota Nakajima.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Another Weird Year in Review

The Best Things I Ate This Year

2021 was a very good year…for crab pizza, catfish and grits from Communion, smoked porterhouse from Bourbon Steak, and many a carb-y delight.

12/31/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Power Players

10 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Food and Drink

Shota Nakajima, Mark and Brian Canlis–the chefs, wine pros, and powerhouse cookbook authors who shape Seattle's bar and restaurant landscape.

12/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs’ Day Off

Recipe: Canlis Chef Aisha Ibrahim’s Off-Duty Temaki Bar

Ibrahim and her partner, Canlis research chef Samantha Beaird, show us how they set up a DIY handheld sushi bar from what they've got in the fridge.

09/01/2021 Edited by Allecia Vermillion

Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

At Tomo, Brady Williams Keeps It Local

Former Canlis chef Brady Ishiwata Williams opens his new restaurant, Tomo, in White Center on September 9.

08/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Breakfast Updates

Canlis Alums Fill the Pastry Case at the New Volunteer Park Cafe and Pantry

As next chapters go, it's hard to imagine a better one for this cherished cornerstone of north Capitol Hill.

05/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

International Intrigue

Canlis's New Chef Is Aisha Ibrahim

The hiring process was unconventional. The result seems like a fantastic fit.

05/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

New Terroir

Canlis Says Farewell to Wine and Spirits Director Nelson Daquip

The man who brought the restaurant its first James Beard Award is headed to LA.

03/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Village People

Canlis Channels Summer Camp (and Barbecue) for One Final Pivot

Coming soon: Treehouse tasting menus, outdoor brisket, and care packages from camp. And a remade yurt village.

03/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Big News

Canlis Chef Brady Williams Says Farewell to the Restaurant in February

Now to ponder what comes next, for an immensely talented chef, but also the singular role he leaves behind.

01/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ballots and Boxes

4 Canlis-Approved Boxed Wines to Get You Through November

Canlis wine director Nelson Daquip picks a few unpretentious favorites: "I was surprised by the quality of what's out there."

11/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Higher Education

Canlis's Next Identity: Unconventional Community College

Sometimes restaurant survival plans involve leg warmers, boxed wine, Space Needle field trips, and a weekly Canlis Kids Animal Adventure show.

09/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Arrrrrgh You Serious

Canlis Stages a Secret, Salty Scavenger Hunt

The restaurant's outdoor crab shack comes with a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a voicemail.

07/24/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Belated Honors

Oh, Hey: Here Are Seattle's 2020 James Beard Award Nominees

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi! Canlis! Books!

05/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Winner Takes All

Canlis's Next Pivot—Virtual Bingo Hall

The restaurant will livestream a bingo game every Friday night.

04/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

between two buns

Lil Woody's Burger Month Is Here

You've probably given up on that healthy eating resolution by now, anyway.

01/27/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Holiday Homecoming

Canlis and Geronimo Are Throwing the Last Dance Party of the Decade

This year, the Queen Anne institution’s famed New Year’s Eve bash is also a homecoming for the beloved LA-based artist, who grew up on Queen Anne.

12/19/2019 By Stefan Milne