Critic's Notebook

Breakfast and Lunch Now Easier at London Plane

Boxed lunches, baby.

05/26/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Right Here: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2016

Bet you’d like to know how we picked ‘em.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Phad Thai May Be More Interesting Than You Think

A little talk with Wiley Frank.

05/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Yes, a Lot of Legendary Seattle Restaurants Are Closing. But Don’t Grieve Yet.

Resurrection is the new closure.

05/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Nirmal’s Is Making Such a Splash in Seattle

You know, besides 10 rotating varieties of dal.

05/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Could I Leave Out This Killer Patio?

Outdoor dining in Seattle doesn’t get much better than this.

05/09/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Renee Erickson Won the James Beard Award

And why it should've been in the name of one of her worthier restaurants.

05/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Does Harvest Beat Compare to the Incomparable Sutra?

Let’s just say Seattle vegans aren’t being quiet about it.

05/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Loves Its Italian Sandwiches

Remember when panini were breaking news? Well, say hello to piadine.

04/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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5 Reasons You Should Go Out for Dinner This Thursday

Though you might not need more than the first one.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Best Seattle Patios for Sun Breaks

Where to eat on springlike days and evenings when it’s sunny one hour and cloudy the next? We’ve got a few suggestions.

04/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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When a Restaurant Changes its Location…

…Is it likely to get better or worse?

04/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants that Play Records

Turning tables happens literally in these joints. Here’s why it’s so ridiculously cool.  

04/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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This is Seriously Hot in Seattle Restaurants

Ash came late to our shores, but now it's everywhere.

04/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Return of Boat Street Cafe?

One of the greatest restaurants Seattle’s ever had comes back. Sort of.

04/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Most Disappointing Dish on the Menu

Dazzle them with cleverness or dash their expectations? Ahh deconstruction…

04/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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10 Reasons Plate of Nations is Seattle’s Coolest Restaurant Promo

And why this is your year to participate.

03/31/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Damn, These Seattle Happy Hours Are Good

The food is the draw in these spots you may have forgotten about.

03/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Check the Menu Brilliance at the Carlile Room

What pun you can have when the Paramount is across the street.

03/24/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Little Lago to Open in Canal Market Space

Midsummer is target date for grocery items, gelato cones, and, yes—Cafe Lago’s lasagna to go.

03/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson