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

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

The Unusual Way Jason Stratton Conceives Mbar’s Menu

Very unconventional. Very cool.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

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

Critic's Notebook

Look Where Caprial Pence Is Cooking Now

“It couldn’t be more different."

11/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

25 Superb Seattle Sandwiches

Winter is coming, folks. You need a sandwich.

11/21/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Sweetest Service in Seattle

You've heard of comfort food? These five spots deliver comfort service.

11/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Seattle Restaurants Go Nautical

Haven’t seen a naming trend like this in these parts since…maybe ever?

11/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

This Dessert Confection Is Suddenly Everywhere

Dang, meringue.

11/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Insider’s Guide to Dine Around Seattle, Fall 2016

Starts Sunday, people. Make your plans.

11/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

3 Cozy Spots to Spend a Seattle Autumn Afternoon

Because what you want when it’s raining is hot spiked cider, a trio of cheeses on a tray, a macchiato. Or maybe just a fat slice of bourbon butterscotch pie.

10/31/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

A La Bonne Franquette to Close

You still have 10 days to savor the French food of Chef Hamed.

10/26/2016 By Kathryn Robinson