CRITIC’S PICKS

The Best Restaurants on First Hill Right Now

Pizza, fried chicken, tacos—don't overlook the dining spots hiding out in this jumble of hospitals and historic mansions.

09/09/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Morning Matters

Westman's Bagel and Coffee Is Expanding

Monica Dimas will open Cafe Westman's in Pioneer Square and a commissary-slash-wholesale operation, Westman's Bakeshop, in Seward Park.

04/03/2019 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Michelin-Starred Chef for Bellevue, a Beach House for Harry's

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

02/08/2019 By Jaime Archer

Buttermilk-Brined Rebirths

Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches Rises Again at Queer/Bar

With an expanded menu, no less.

12/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Air Fare

Skillet, Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches Destined for Sea-Tac Airport

Plus Filson and Elliott Bay Book Co.

02/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Westman's Bagel and Coffee Opens on Madison

Monica Dimas and Molly Westman debut New York–style bagels (plus Jewish deli favorites).

01/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Monica Dimas Plans New York–Style Bagel Counter on Capitol Hill

The Future of the Manu's Bodegita and Little Uncle Space on Madison: Westman's Bagels and Coffee.

07/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Happenings

Monica Dimas Will Open Lil' Neon Taco on First Hill

The popular Broadway taco counter begets a full-on restaurant.

05/05/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Monica Dimas Brings Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches to RGB 12th Ave

It's another permanent popup, a la Neon Taco.

03/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Open...Almost

Tortas Condesa Opens Thursday (with a Launch Party at Montana)

But it's not all savory. Avocado ice cream sandwiches, anyone?

09/29/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Expansion Mode

Monica Dimas Is Taking Over the Kedai Makan Counter

But the proprietress of Neon Taco says there will be nary a taco in sight.

07/13/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Restaurants

Seattle Met’s Next Hot Chefs 2015

Just watch: These men and women will do great things.

05/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Andrew Waits

Revamps

Monica Dimas Is Taking Over Nacho Borracho's Kitchen

It's the Kedai Makan model: Sublease the kitchen to a talented up-and-comer.

01/05/2015 By Allecia Vermillion