Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Most Colorful Restaurants

We’ve got plenty of neutrals, tons of industrial, and—thank you, Renee Erickson—every shade of white. Which restaurants bring the color?

04/27/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Restaurant Fix That Could Instantly Boost Ratings 

The one restaurant fix that could instantly do it. If only restaurants knew it.

04/24/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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5 Great Reasons to Dine Out on Thursday

(They’re really great reasons.)

04/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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10 Tremendous Seattle Pretzels

Danger: Knots ahead.

04/17/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Very Best Sushi in Seattle

We have a deep bench of great sushi in Seattle, with something for everyone.

04/13/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Deborah Madison Comes to the Corson Building

The standard-bearer of vegetarian cooking is coming to Seattle to peddle her new book—and to cook for us. 

04/10/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Here Are Seattle’s 10 Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

One at a time now, people.

04/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Southpaw Pizza Introduces Monday Craft Night

But keep that glue gun holstered there, Martha.

04/03/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants That Serve What Most People Most Want to Eat

In Seattle, believe it or not…it’s kind of a rare business plan.

03/30/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Meet the Saloon, Mount Baker’s New Cocktail Hangout

Brought to you by the owners of the Feed Store, Mount Baker’s growing everything-else hangout.

03/27/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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11 Stunning Seattle Salads

Because welcome to grazing season.

03/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Are Women Better Chefs Than Men?

Seattle chefs (bravely) address this question, right here.

03/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Service Included vs. Tipping at Circadia

A national conversation goes local.

03/16/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Zach Geballe Launches a Wine Tasting Popup at Bite Box

Wine neophytes and other unpretentious drinkers, meet Disgorged.

03/13/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Barrio Folks to Open Mexican Restaurant in Wallingford

Heavy Restaurant Group is growing heavier by the day.

03/08/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Who Is Downtown Seattle’s New Diner?

Seattle’s high-tech boom is not just changing who we are—it’s changing how we eat.

03/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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What Are Seattle's Most Hygge Restaurants?

(And um...what's hygge?)

03/02/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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J. J. Proville’s Long, Winding Road to L’Oursin

The art, science, and magic of opening a restaurant…

02/28/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Popup of Our Dreams: Kamonegi x Chan

In which the Japanese chef adds the Korean, the Korean chef adds the Japanese…and dungeness crab chawanmushi with chogochujang happens.

02/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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FareStart Gets Big Boost from Amazon

And perhaps…from you.

02/21/2017 By Kathryn Robinson