Counter Act

A Seattle Lunch Spot Destined for Greatness

In the erratic alchemy of a restaurant’s success or failure, sometimes the best route is the gloriously specific one.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Pics or It Didn’t Happen

In the Era of Instagram, a Seattle Restaurant Bets on Conversation

The Thompson Hotel’s new restaurant concept uses prompt cards to help guests “connect.”

10/22/2019 By Jessica Voelker

Taste Trend

Plant-Based Proteins Are Getting Real and Seattle Is Here for It

From the Impossible Burger to a local startup’s “chicken” nuggets, vegan meat substitutes are serious business.

09/24/2019 By Jessica Voelker

Taste Trend

Lucky Santo Is Clean Eating for People Who Don’t Like the Term “Clean Eating”

Nikki DeGidio’s food is free of gluten and dairy, full of flavor, and poised to be a legit dining movement.

05/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Taste Trend

Newcomers Bring a Taste of Home to Seattle

Hatch chiles. Hotdish. These neighborhood restaurants satisfy yearnings for other regions' signature dishes.

04/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Taste Trend

Dinner in Seattle, Reinvented

For some intrepid chefs, leaning into the bottom line yields a menu that’s even better.

03/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Taste Trend

Cairnspring Mills Is the Missing Link to Better Bread

A new mill brings the Skagit Valley grain revolution into kitchens large and small.

02/26/2019 By Rebekah Denn

Taste Trend

Evergreens Salad Spins an Empire

The local chain isn’t quite as ubiquitous as Starbucks. Yet.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Deli Destinies

What Is a Seattle Jewish Deli, Anyway?

A bevy of new arrivals skew a bit modern, quite old school, and anywhere in between.

11/20/2018 By Rosin Saez

Right on 'cue

Seattle Barbecue: Actually Kind of a Thing

Northwest barbecue may not be a style, per se, but some newcomers are at least giving it a persona.

02/28/2018 By Rosin Saez

Sole Providers

3 Super-Specialty Cafes That Are Worth the Drive

There’s a certain charm to places that pick one thing—bundt cake, root beer, musubi—and take it to gloriously specific extremes.

01/26/2018 By Rosin Saez

Slurping Encouraged

Seattle’s Newest Ramen Bars Will Warm Your Soul

A recent crop of ramen spots has arrived in Seattle—each its own soulful iteration.

11/21/2017 By Rosin Saez