Critic's Notebook

What Restaurant Trends Can We Expect for 2017?

James Beard Foundation released these last week, but how Seattle are they?

12/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Protruding Peduncles

Goose(neck) Barnacles Debut on Seattle Menus

Don't judge a book by its spiky, slimy, slightly phallic cover. Reportedly, these suckers are delicious.

08/27/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Trend Alert

Seattle Bars and Restaurants Set Sail

A handful of new establishments signal an embrace of the nautical.

03/15/2013 By Christopher Werner

Critic's Notebook

Rising Trend in Seattle Restaurants: “Only 30 Chickens a Night!”

Scarcity marketing comes to the dining room.

02/27/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Triangle-Shaped Restaurants

Newsflash! Recent openings of Terra Plata and Macleod’s Scottish Pub reveal triangular trend!

01/03/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Trend Alert

A New Trend in Restaurant Design: Wallpaper

Specifically, ornate floral wallpaper.

12/16/2011 By Christopher Werner

Trend Alert

What’s With All the Grandma Restaurants?

Some of our hippest new establishments are ancestrally named.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

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

Critic’s Notebook

Trend Report: What Chefs Really Think of Foam, Food Trucks, and Foodies

For our Best Restaurants issue we asked the chefs and they answered. Boy did they answer.

10/31/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Restaurant Trend of the Year: A Water Bottle on Every Table

Guzzlers, take heart. Ice lovers, you’re outta luck.

09/19/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic’s Notebook

Trend of the Week: Purches

Is this a new design/utility trend or have I just been staring so hard at my food I haven’t much cared what my purse was up to?

08/08/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Volunteer Park Cafe Latest to Embrace Popup Trend

Bimonthly dinners will feature Cuoco toque Erik Jackson.

06/09/2011 By Christopher Werner

Food Trends

Artisanal Mercantiles Are Popping Up All Over

Let’s track the trend.

03/15/2011 By Christopher Werner

What is this, some sort of trend?

The Newest Seattle Restaurant Trend: Graffiti

Capitol Hill’s Mod Pizza will be the latest to join the tagged team.

02/15/2011 By Christopher Werner


Fifteen Restaurants Where It’s Better to Eat at the Bar

Sometimes the best seat in the house is on a stool.

01/10/2011 By Christopher Werner

Hospitality Chronicles

Deadline Dining

Latest trend in restaurants: A table with a time limit.

12/13/2010 By Kathryn Robinson