Critic's Notebook

What Makes a Menu Great?

And which restaurant in Seattle hits it out of the park

03/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Dine Around Seattle 2015: You’ve Got Four More Days, Folks

Where I would spend them if I were a civilian

03/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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You Know Those CSA Boxes with 80 Pounds of Rutabagas? Yeah, London Plane’s Isn’t That.

And you have 12 more days to get the best deal on it.

03/19/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

5 Seattle Restaurants You Should You Never Drive To

Walk, bus, Uber, bike…just trust us, leave the car at home.

03/16/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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If You Could Eat Your Way Through Columbia City, Which 3 Restaurants Would You Choose?

Not an easy call in that neighborhood

03/02/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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What Boat Street’s Closure Says About Us

And how Stratton’s departure and Shanik’s closure may relate

02/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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The 10 Most Persistent Beliefs About Seattle Dining

Which are true, which are not

02/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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What’s the Single Best Brunch Dish in Town?

And other burning questions answered in our February brunch issue

02/19/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants Pay to Get Reviewed, Right?

And other myths about how we roll here in the restaurant critic department.

02/12/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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What Does Vespolina Have that Aragona Didn’t?

And why high-end restaurants changing up names and formats has become the hottest move in town.

02/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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So You Don’t Want to Go to a Restaurant on Valentine’s Day

…But you sure don’t want to cook?

02/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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We Left Out 2 Great Seattle Italian Restaurants!

And boy, did we hear about it.

02/02/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Psychology of the Empty Restaurant

Or: There’s gotta be a reason I’m not craving another visit to Crazy Pho Cajun.

01/29/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Which Restaurant for Which Seahawk?

Where we send the Seahawks when they call us for restaurant recommendations. Because this happens all the time.

01/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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37 Great Seattle Italian Restaurants

Because honestly…who doesn’t want this list?

01/22/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Kingfish Café Matters

And when it closes, what closes with it.

01/15/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Who Makes the Best Chicken Dinner in Seattle?

Just ask the folks in Rainier Valley. Or read this.

01/12/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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19 More Confusing Seattle Restaurants

Because “confusing” comes in lots of forms.

01/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Glutenless in Seattle

Restaurants across this city are offering more gluten-free options than ever. Some are even edible.

01/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Ten Best Bites of 2014

Seattle tasted pretty good this year. Here are the forkfuls that tasted best.

12/31/2014 By Kathryn Robinson