Changeups

Seven Beef Is Out. Its New Concept, Central Smoke, Is In.

Come early summer, Eric and Sophie Banh's Vietnamese steak house in the Central District is switching things up.

05/02/2018 By Rosin Saez

East Meets Northwest

Seattle’s Biggest Names in Asian Food

Six chefs discuss challenges, expectations, and why the word ​_authentic_​ can be misleading.

01/29/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Carbohydrate Edition

Three bakeries open for business, Vespolina gets a new chef, and one pasta expert strikes out on his own. Time to loosen our belts.

03/13/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

News Feed

September Restaurant News

What diners are talking about this month.

09/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Literary Ventures

Hemingway-themed gastropub Bottle and Bull is coming to Kirkland, Thoreau-named wine pop-up Walden takes over Little Uncle's space in Pioneer Square, and more.

07/25/2014 By Ezra Parter

Revamps

Monsoon Reopens Bigger, Better, and with a Bar

Oh and with proper cocktail happy hour. And "more amari than any other Asian restaurant in the world."

07/22/2014 By Allecia Vermillion and Nidhi Chaudhry

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jon Christiansen

The creator of Monsoon East’s sparkly new cocktail program talks centrifuges and vodka soda.

06/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Ba Bar’s Love Song to Saigon Street Food

Surprise, surprise: At Ba Bar, the Monsoon folks bring traditional Vietnamese fare to Capitol Hill.

09/21/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Foodie Finds

Taste of the Town

Craving snail soup? Monsoon’s Eric Bahn knows where to get the best.

10/14/2009 By Kristin Cordova