Critic's Notebook

Restaurants That Perfectly Reflect Their Neighborhoods

Where does Fremont seem most like Fremont? Which restaurant embodies the soul of SLU? You get the idea.

03/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Patio Watch

Patios to Visit Before Summer's End

Here's where we'll be sitting outside this month.

08/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Patio Revamps and a Prideful Farewell

Plus: A new Mighty-O Donuts location, family friendly burgers in Madison Valley, and Beacon Hill's first brewery.

06/19/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Patio Watch

Monsoon's New Rooftop Patio Looks Pretty Great

And, hey—it just opened.

06/17/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Slideshow

Slide Show: Country Brunch

02/22/2015

Day Drinking

6 of Seattle's Best Bloody Marys

Brunch's signature cocktail, from subtle to skyscraping

02/16/2015 By Darren Davis

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Literary Ventures

Hemingway-themed gastropub Bottle and Bull is coming to Kirkland, Thoreau-named wine pop-up Walden takes over Little Uncle's space in Pioneer Square, and more.

07/25/2014 By Ezra Parter

Revamps

Monsoon Reopens Bigger, Better, and with a Bar

Oh and with proper cocktail happy hour. And "more amari than any other Asian restaurant in the world."

07/22/2014 By Allecia Vermillion and Nidhi Chaudhry

Slideshow

First Look: Capitol Hill's Monsoon Adds a New Bar

"More amari than any other Asian restaurant in the world."

07/22/2014

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 28-February 4

This week: Dick's turns 60, we usher in the Year of the Horse, and Belgianfest comes to town.

01/28/2014 By Meredith Barrett

Giddyup

Kung Hei Fat Choi: Where to Ring in the Lunar New Year

It's nearly the Year of the Horse. Where will you be celebrating?

01/23/2014 By Chelsea Lin

Let the Countdown Begin...

Where to Eat (and Drink) on New Year's Eve

Ready the champagne and oysters—here's our first installment of where to party (and eat!) on New Year's Eve.

12/13/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

Drink Deconstructed

Monsoon Seattle’s Bloody Alternative with Pho Broth Sangrita

A leftover batch of pho broth inspires a meaty take on the bloody Mary.

11/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: Everyone's Adding a Bar

Monsoon and Serious Pie expand, a popular congee popup resurfaces, and Madison Park Conservatory offers dinner at half price.

10/11/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

Revamps

Monsoon Expands...and Adds a Proper Cocktail Bar

Wow, 19th Avenue is becoming quite the hotspot.

10/04/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Noah Momyer of Monsoon East

Spreading the word about Monsoon East's capabilities one smoked cocktail at a time.

05/13/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 1-7

An Oola dinner at Monsoon East, tons of chocolate, free ice cream scoops at Cupcake Royale, and some Cinco de Mayo festivities. One of these things involves live burros.

04/29/2013 By Erica Thompson

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: Wings Edition

Where to go for a fix that's sweet and salty or atomically red-hot.

04/25/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Batched Booze

Now at Monsoon: Bottled Cocktails

How do you amp up your bar program with limited space and staff? Put it in a bottle.

04/03/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: Feb 6-12

Ring in the year of the snake with traditional holiday dishes, sip wines with a master sommelier, and Pike Brewing's Chocofest is back.

02/04/2013 By Danielle Zorn