Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

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

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Go Eat a Taco.

Margaritas are green, right?

03/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Anthony’s Shilshole Is Closing

And what it tells us about Seattle.

03/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Is Culture Club Cheese Bar?

Particularly great for the next 10 days, as it happens.

03/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Wanted: Seattle’s Hottest Young Chefs

It’s that time of year again, people.

03/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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March Is Portland Dining Month

Been considering a food weekend in our gastronomically glorious neighbor to the south? Tomorrow kicks off the best month for it.

02/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle, Spring 2016

Seattle’s twice-yearly resto-fest starts up March 6. To do it right, some planning is in order.

02/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Did Canal Market Close?

Turns out there is something harder than finding parking on Capitol Hill: running an upscale food business in a residential neighborhood.

02/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Healthy Restaurant App Tasteful Comes to a Phone Near You

Craving paleo tonight? They got you.

02/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Why Can’t Terrific Fish and Chips Make it in Seattle?

The closure of Pike Street Fish Fry and Chippy’s delivers a one-two punch to lovers of the low-end-done-highbrow indulgence.

02/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Is There a More Inspiring Seattle Restaurant Than This?

A few numbers from the noblest operation downtown.

02/11/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Restaurants for Romance

We’re calling February National Atmo Month. Eat somewhere lovely.

02/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle’s Best Pizza Slices

Ernest Loves Agnes got me thinking.

02/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson