Critic's Notebook

Biggest Restaurant Disappointments of the Year

The memorable little bummers of 2014

12/29/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Best Moments in Seattle Restaurants, 2014

The critic recalls a tasty year

12/24/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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6 Things a Waiter Should Never Say

And I heard ‘em all this year. Just look where.

12/22/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Just How Delectable is Morsel’s Biscuit Sandwich?

Here’s the picture. Now read the words.

12/18/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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I Went to Caprial Pence’s New Bookstore Bar

And all I got was technical perfection

12/15/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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What’s the Deal at Quality Athletics?

Apparently there’s some sort of football game in Pioneer Square this Sunday. You may be interested in the sports bar down the street.

12/11/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Alicia Fusion Bistro Brings Vietnamese Food to Leschi

Fusion’s tough to pull off. How’d they do?

12/08/2014 By Kathryn Robinson Photography by Olivia Brent

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Welcome to Turkey Week

What better way to celebrate than with chicken?

11/24/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Comfort Food Seattle Can’t Get Enough Of

And the practical questions it raises.

11/20/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Restaurants That Changed Seattle

In honor of Dahlia Lounge’s 25th birthday over the weekend, the critic names the game-changers.

11/17/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Prime Seattle Restaurant Neighborhood You May Be Overlooking

Now if only we could do something about the parking.

11/10/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Best New Restaurants of 2014

It’s a surprising group this year, no doubt about it.

11/06/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Cornell Researchers Show There Are “Skinny Tables” in Restaurants

Just as you always suspected: It’s not your eating habits that make you fat, it’s where you sit when you go out to dinner.

11/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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8 Great Seattle Cheap Dates

Where does the restaurant critic go for date night when she and her fella are on their own dime?

10/30/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Here’s Why You’re Happy It’s Monday

Honestly, Seattle restaurants do such cool stuff on Mondays.

10/27/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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And the Seattle Met 2014 Restaurant of the Year Is…

…just seriously great. Really.

10/21/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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16 Dishes Trending Now on Seattle Menus

What researching Seattle Met’s annual Best Restaurants issue revealed about pigs’ ears, eggplant puree, and Frito pie.

10/20/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Welcome to the Culinary Epicenter of Seattle

And what it’s like to open a restaurant there. Restaurant Marron’s Eric Sakai dishes.

10/13/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Announcing Seattle Met’s 2014 Secret Supper

It’ll be held at the best restaurant of the year, folks. You want to go to this.

10/06/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Dining Variable You Never Think About

Sure there’s cuisine, atmosphere, wine list. But this variable is much likelier to determine whether or not you’ll enjoy a restaurant.

09/29/2014 By Kathryn Robinson