Critic's Notebook

J. J. Proville’s Long, Winding Road to L’Oursin

The art, science, and magic of opening a restaurant…

02/28/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Popup of Our Dreams: Kamonegi x Chan

In which the Japanese chef adds the Korean, the Korean chef adds the Japanese…and dungeness crab chawanmushi with chogochujang happens.

02/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

FareStart Gets Big Boost from Amazon

And perhaps…from you.

02/21/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

So You Think You Know Anthony Bourdain? Meet Him for Real.

In a revealing New Yorker profile.

02/16/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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

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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

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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

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