Critic's Notebook

Maria Hines: How Not to Make Money as a Restaurateur

The James Beard-award-winning chef opens up on the challenge of running three organic restaurants, how Agrodolce stacks up—and what’s driving her nuts right now.

04/08/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: Mar 13-19

Tons of St. Paddy's Day stuff, a beer bash to bid winter farewell, and free stuff from Ivar's.

03/11/2013 By Erica Thompson

On the Menu

And Now for a Few Maria Hines Menu Updates

Tilth does gluten-free and vegan menus, and Monday nights are all about mac and cheese at Golden Beetle.

02/26/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Last-Minute Planners"

Still without reservations? Here are some outstanding options in a variety of price ranges.

02/06/2013 By Danielle Zorn


First Look: Maria Hines's Agrodolce

The third restaurant in the Hines portfolio, an ode to southern Italy and Sicily, opens on December 21 in Fremont.

12/17/2012 By Christopher Werner

Doomsday Dining Debuts

Maria Hines's Agrodolce Opens December 21

For the Mayans, it's the end of the world. For Seattle, it's the start of something very exciting.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Au Revoir

35th Street Bistro Will Close at the End of the Month

The charming French restaurant, open in Fremont since 2004, will make way for Maria Hines's Agrodolce.

11/02/2012 By Christopher Werner

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Texas-style wings come to Bellevue, Maria Hines plans restaurant number three, Coastal Kitchen reopens.

10/19/2012 By Sabina Cao

Epic Trilogies

Maria Hines Plans Southern Italian Restaurant in Fremont

Agrodolce will "nestle between" Tilth and Golden Beetle in price and vibe (and, obviously, geographically).

10/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

10/08/2012 By Allison Williams

On the Menu

Tilth's New Sourdough Brunch Waffle

A sourdough starter by the name of Your Mom inspires this limited-quantity dish.

09/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Football specials around town, a new bottomless mimosa brunch, and the Trader Joe's peanut butter recall.

09/26/2012 By Danielle Zorn

Culinary Diplomacy

Maria Hines, Holly Smith Part of State Department's New American Chef Corps

Hillary Rodham Clinton just tapped 90 chefs to represent America across the globe. Two are from Seattle.

09/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

So Sous Me

Tilth Chef de Cuisine Jason Brzozowy

Maria Hines’s creative second likes his menus with an element of surprise.

03/30/2012 By Jessie Wesley

On the Menu

Maria Hines’s Golden Beetle Debuts Family Style Dinners

These new shareable multi-course meals run $29 a person.

12/06/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs Behind Bars

Maria Hines Will Bartend at Golden Beetle on Tuesdays

The James Beard-winning chef makes her debut tonight.

11/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jonathan Hudak of Artusi

The self-proclaimed "rookie bartender" has an abiding love of grappa and a funny story about a guy taking off his pants in public.


Breakfast Out of Bed

Another One for Mother’s Day Brunch Consideration: Golden Beetle

Because nothing says "I love you, mom" like a goat confit omelet.

05/06/2011 By Tiffany Ran


First Look: Golden Beetle in Ballard

Get a sneak peek of the bold new Ballard project from Tilth chef Maria Hines.

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Maria Hines to Open Golden Beetle in Late February

Eastern Mediterranean small plates and craft cocktails are coming soon to Ballard.

01/03/2011 By Jessica Voelker