Critic's Notebook

Why Kingfish Café Matters

And when it closes, what closes with it.

01/15/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


Kingfish Cafe Will Close January 25

Seattle soul food takes another hit.

01/14/2015 By Rosin Saez

Erstwhile Dining

The Year in Restaurant Closures: 26 Fond Farewells

Pouring a little out, month by month, for the places that closed in 2014.

12/30/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Devastating Closings

Rest in Peace, Paseo

What?! Without warning, one of Seattle's favorite sandwich spots has closed both of its locations permanently.

11/11/2014 By Allecia Vermillion and Darren Davis

Critic's Notebook

Are There Five More Deflating Words in the English Language Than: “Closed for a Private Party?”

The answer, hungry people, is no. So why is it happening so much more lately?

08/21/2014 By Kathryn Robinson


Oh, No—Dot's Charcuterie and Bistro Is Closing?!

The excellent butchery-turned-bistro bids farewell to Fremont. Today.

06/06/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Expansions, Cocktails, and Fried Chicken

Plus Murray Stenson has a surprising new gig downtown.

04/11/2014 By Ezra Parter

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pizza and Ice Cream

Capitol Hill loses Piecora's, two Renee Erickson vets plan a seafood bar, and Full Tilt unleashes an ice cream truck (as soon as it has a name).

04/04/2014 By Ezra Parter

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Lunch Excitement

Shanik opens a market, Calf and Kid plans as cheese bar, and Hitchcock announces a deli in Georgetown.

10/18/2013 By Malcolm Griffes


Stoneburner Sets the Stage

Curtain’s up on the latest production from Seattle’s reigning restaurant showmen.

10/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Restaurant Bea Closes Its Doors

The homey spot on Madrona's main drag served its final meal Friday night.

07/16/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Ballard's Copper Gate Is Closing

The colorful Scandinavian-inspired bar is days away from serving its last aquavit.

06/19/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Lombardi's Bids Farewell to the Issaquah Location

The longstanding Italian restaurant says arrivederci in July.

05/21/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of Mar 11

Rob Roy's Anu Apte mixes cocktails for Safeco Field, an oyster bar is about to open in Ballard, and H Mart goes big with three new stores.

03/15/2013 By Erica Thompson

Wrapping Up 2012

2012: The Year in Seattle Restaurant Closings

From Avalon to Zesto's, restaurants that bid farewell in the past 12 months.

12/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

A Pre-Thanksgiving Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: An iconic Fremont restaurant closes, a kind-of-a-big-deal opening happens quietly on Capitol Hill, and a shuttering in Bellevue.

11/21/2012 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


On the Fly is Closing

The South Lake Union lunch counter makes way for a private dining space and eventually, a new concept.

09/25/2012 By Christopher Werner

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: an opening date for the Wandering Goose, more Mod Pizzas, one food truck retires while another revs up, and Froot Loops-infused cocktails.

09/14/2012 By Sabina Cao

Street Eatin'

Pai's Food Truck Will Close at the End of the Month

Owner Pai Pongsupaht is headed to Thailand.

09/11/2012 By Christopher Werner