Critic's Notebook

So Are the New Restaurant Food Safety Ratings Good for Anything?

Lots of beefing about what those new window decals actually signify. We decode.

02/13/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Joy of Smaller Portions

Because sometimes just enough is just enough.

02/09/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Pssst: The Secret Restaurant Critic Trick for Getting the Very Best Food in Restaurants

No, it’s not “Call ahead and tell ‘em I’m coming.”

02/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Jason Wilson and El Gaucho to Partner

Can you say “match-made-in-heaven”?

02/02/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

2 Tacos That Will Make Your World Better

We gotcha covered. One for breakfast, one for lunch.

01/30/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Game On at FlintCreek Cattle Co.

"Americans are so stuck on the cow."

01/26/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s 7 Most Sumptuous Pies

Where to find the dessert that loves you back.

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Unusual Way Jason Stratton Conceives Mbar’s Menu

Very unconventional. Very cool.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

6 Seattle Restaurants Where You Won't Need Reservations

Because spontaneous is fun.

01/12/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

The Pink Door Closed for "Magical" Remodel

To reopen just in time for spring.

01/03/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

This Seattle Neighborhood Is Seeing a Restaurant Explosion

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

12/15/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

Does Restaurant Produce Have to Be Perfect?

A restaurant critic may be changing her mind.

12/05/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

Look Where Caprial Pence Is Cooking Now

“It couldn’t be more different."

11/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

25 Superb Seattle Sandwiches

Winter is coming, folks. You need a sandwich.

11/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson