Critic's Notebook

What Privilege Looks Like from a Restaurant Seat

Race and class privilege are top of mind these days, across the country and in “15Now” Seattle. So yeah, it’s uncomfortable when activity right outside a restaurant window reinforces one’s sense of the widening gap between the haves and the have-nots.

06/15/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which of Our Next Hot Chefs Got Fired?

And why it doesn’t matter

06/11/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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The 6 Most Craveable New Seattle Restaurant Dishes

Seriously, don’t even try these unless you want them in your dreams forever.

06/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Tomorrow: Free Fries at Pike Street Fish Fry

Turns out people will spend a lot of money in the name of free.

06/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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It’s Baseball Week in Seattle: New Places to Eat in Pioneer Square

Amid lots of good bars, there’s only one Good Bar.

06/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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It’s the Party No Seattle Food Lover Should Miss

Partly because Seattle Met throws it. Mostly because the food will be astonishing.

05/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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What the Drought Will Mean at Your Dinner Table

It’s not just about expensive guac, folks…

05/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Kurt Timmermeister, Dishing More Than Ice Cream

Seattle’s restless culinary entrepreneur has been a restaurateur, a farmer, a memoirist, a cheesemaker, and now an ice-cream artisan at Kurt Farm Shop in Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row. So…what is he best at?

05/18/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Poulet Bleu Dinner at Copperleaf

Giving “tastes like chicken” all new meaning

05/14/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Well Do You Know Your Seattle Restaurants?

A quiz for serious gastronomes

05/07/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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This Neighborhood Is About to Get a Farmers Market

You were already a little jealous of this district. Now you’ll be going there on Saturdays.

05/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which Seattle Chef Will Cook at the Milan Expo?

The theme of this world’s fair is feeding the planet sustainably. Hint hint.

04/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants with Lofts

Because there’s just something about dining upstairs.

04/27/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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By Far the Best Thing to Have with a Sandwich Is…

…running like a river through Mammoth on Eastlake.

04/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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What’s Your Food Fear?

C’mon, fess up. Everybody has one.

04/20/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Where to Dine on Dining Out for Life Day…

…to best benefit Lifelong’s HIV/AIDS relief programs

04/16/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Stateside’s Eric Johnson Talks About Fusion

What is it, anyway?

04/13/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Critic’s Picks for Seattle Restaurant Week

There’s a lot of good eating on this list.

04/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Restaurants with Outdoor Fire Pits

The great one at Manolin might be the newest, but check out these others.

04/06/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Will Eliminating Tips Eliminate Good Service?

What we can expect from Ivar’s bold move.

04/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson