Critic's Notebook

The Restaurant Fix That Could Instantly Boost Ratings 

The one restaurant fix that could instantly do it. If only restaurants knew it.

04/24/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

What Makes a Menu Great?

And which restaurant in Seattle hits it out of the park

03/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

When Menus Mislead

An unbilled item shows up in a starring role on your dinner plate. Fun little extra or diner beware?

02/25/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Mystery Menus

Would it kill restaurants to, I don’t know…use their menus to describe dishes? Apparently yes.

03/05/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Latest Trend in Restaurant Menus: Listing the Staff

First it was the farm. Then it was the name of the fisherman. Now it’s the name of the dude who’s schlepping your plate.

11/21/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Bar Openings

Even More Details on Canon Seattle

Jamie Boudreau describes the food concept at his new bar.

08/09/2011

Dept. of Wha?

Menu Descriptions that…Aren’t

Beignets with pepitas, Bottarga, and Banyuls, anyone?

10/18/2010 By Kathryn Robinson