Opening Dispatch

Mamnoon's Rooftop Sibling Mbar Is Open

Could this be a rare place where the food and view are equally worthy of an elevator ride?

09/08/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

Trout hubris, celery, and sadness.

01/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

In which Jason's pork and squid meatballs are deemed even weirder than mayonnaise made from bananas.

01/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

This is a big Jason episode, everybody. Are whipped cream potatoes the new pea puree?

01/08/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 4: It's a Dry Heat

In which Jason is irked by bros.

12/18/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 1: Stop the Presses

In which Jason Stratton cracks eggs, rocks a pocket square, and throws some light (and well-deserved) shade.

12/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

How Is Jason Stratton Changing Mamnoon?

Hint: He’s been thinking a lot about Bruce Naftaly.

11/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Seattle on TV

Jason Stratton Will Be on the Next Season of 'Top Chef'

Don't mind me, just going to Spain.

10/19/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Jason Stratton Is Now Mamnoon's Executive Chef

Aww, and he brought in Carrie Mashaney to do pastry.

09/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Jason Stratton Settles In at Mamnoon

"My day isn't that much different than it has been."

07/20/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts and Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Po Dogs and Nutty Squirrels

Phinney gets a gelato shop and a diner, Capitol Hill loses a wiener shop, and Jason Stratton is back.

07/17/2015 By Christina Tiberio

Surprises

Jason Stratton Joins Mamnoon

But the former Spinasse chef won't be cooking.

07/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gnocchi and Good Causes

This week, the Pacific Northwest restaurant community rallies around one of its own—while enjoying her fiance's award-winning food.

03/06/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gastropocalypse Now

Boat Street Cafe, Shanik, and Jason Stratton are all on the way out. What more can you take from us, universe?

02/27/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Critic's Notebook

What Does Vespolina Have that Aragona Didn’t?

And why high-end restaurants changing up names and formats has become the hottest move in town.

02/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Super Bowl 2015

Unconventional Places to Watch the Super Bowl

Ditch the sports bar and watch Sunday's game at a casino, a food court, or maybe over some artisanal pizza rolls.

01/30/2015 By Darren Davis

Slideshow

First Look: Jason Stratton Opens Vespolina

And makes beautiful pasta.

09/08/2014

So Many Feelings

Jason Stratton's Aragona Is Closing—And Reopening as Vespolina

December's splashy Spanish opening is turning Italian.

08/21/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Picks

Recently Reviewed

Five spots where we're eating this month.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson