Critic's Notebook

The Unusual Way Jason Stratton Conceives Mbar’s Menu

Very unconventional. Very cool.

9:00am By Kathryn Robinson

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6 Seattle Restaurants Where You Won't Need Reservations

Because spontaneous is fun.

01/12/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Got Your Robert Burns Night Plans Yet?

Tis a nicht tae ceilidh wi’ haggis an’ cullen skink, ye wee eejit.

01/09/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Pink Door Closed for "Magical" Remodel

To reopen just in time for spring.

01/03/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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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

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This Seattle Neighborhood Is Seeing a Restaurant Explosion

Yeah…and it's not Capitol Hill. Or Ballard.

12/15/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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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

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Does Restaurant Produce Have to Be Perfect?

A restaurant critic may be changing her mind.

12/05/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants with Live Music

Why don’t more places offer it? It changes up the whole dining experience.

12/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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4 of Seattle's Most Pho-nomenal Pho Spots

And that's the last pho pun in this list of our faves in town. Promise.

11/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Look Where Caprial Pence Is Cooking Now

“It couldn’t be more different."

11/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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25 Superb Seattle Sandwiches

Winter is coming, folks. You need a sandwich.

11/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Sweetest Service in Seattle

You've heard of comfort food? These five spots deliver comfort service.

11/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Dine Beneath the Supermoon Tonight

Ten vegetarian courses at Hitchcock honor the biggest moon in 70 years.

11/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants Go Nautical

Haven’t seen a naming trend like this in these parts since…maybe ever?

11/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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This Dessert Confection Is Suddenly Everywhere

Dang, meringue.

11/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle, Fall 2016

Starts Sunday, people. Make your plans.

11/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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3 Cozy Spots to Spend a Seattle Autumn Afternoon

Because what you want when it’s raining is hot spiked cider, a trio of cheeses on a tray, a macchiato. Or maybe just a fat slice of bourbon butterscotch pie.

10/31/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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A La Bonne Franquette to Close

You still have 10 days to savor the French food of Chef Hamed.

10/26/2016 By Kathryn Robinson