Critic's Notebook

Want a Starbucks Mobile-Order Experience—Only for Dine-In Restaurants?

Meet Allset, about to launch in Seattle.

05/11/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Welcome Back, Pink Door!

Did absence make the heart grow fonder or what?

05/08/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Here Are Some Amazing Seattle Croissants

(And wait till you taste Bainbridge Island’s.)

05/04/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Most Colorful Restaurants

We’ve got plenty of neutrals, tons of industrial, and—thank you, Renee Erickson—every shade of white. Which restaurants bring the color?

04/27/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Very Best Sushi in Seattle

We have a deep bench of great sushi in Seattle, with something for everyone.

04/13/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Deborah Madison Comes to the Corson Building

The standard-bearer of vegetarian cooking is coming to Seattle to peddle her new book—and to cook for us. 

04/10/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Here Are Seattle’s 10 Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

One at a time now, people.

04/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Southpaw Pizza Introduces Monday Craft Night

But keep that glue gun holstered there, Martha.

04/03/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

11 Stunning Seattle Salads

Because welcome to grazing season.

03/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Are Women Better Chefs Than Men?

Seattle chefs (bravely) address this question, right here.

03/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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So Are the New Restaurant Food Safety Ratings Good for Anything?

Lots of beefing about what those new window decals actually signify. We decode.

02/13/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Joy of Smaller Portions

Because sometimes just enough is just enough.

02/09/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Pssst: The Secret Restaurant Critic Trick for Getting the Very Best Food in Restaurants

No, it’s not “Call ahead and tell ‘em I’m coming.”

02/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s 7 Most Sumptuous Pies

Where to find the dessert that loves you back.

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Unusual Way Jason Stratton Conceives Mbar’s Menu

Very unconventional. Very cool.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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6 Seattle Restaurants Where You Won't Need Reservations

Because spontaneous is fun.

01/12/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Got Your Robert Burns Night Plans Yet?

Tis a nicht tae ceilidh wi’ haggis an’ cullen skink, ye wee eejit.

01/09/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

My Favorite Restaurant Dishes of 2016

The 10 most unforgettable creations of the year. Holy crap, I love my job.

12/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Does Restaurant Produce Have to Be Perfect?

A restaurant critic may be changing her mind.

12/05/2016 By Kathryn Robinson