Reviews

  • Westward: Hip to Shore

    We drive along Northlake Way, winding around the quiet north end of Lake Union, then brake suddenly in front of a mud-brown wooden cottage-like structure. … More »

  • Restaurant Review: Kama'aina Grindz

    The 1930s developer who chopped residential lots out of a southeastern Michigan cow pasture, hilly by Midwestern standards, probably figured future home-buyers would appreciate the … More »

  • Restaurant Review: Safeco Field

    Even in the era of Sabermetrics, baseball’s still a mystery. Nobody takes the field expecting to turn a triple play, or slides into second knowing … More »

  • Restaurant Review: Brass Tacks Relives the Past, Serves Up the Future

    Of all the weird restaurants that have popped up in Pioneer Square since Doc Maynard built his cabin there, The Breadline may have been the … More »

  • Restaurant Review: Von Trapp Offers Bocce, Beer, and Bavaria

    “So we’ll be responsible for our own food and court fees and so on?” asked Bob Sheffels, president of the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling and … More »

  • Review: Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge

    There are two ways you can drop $250 at Cedarbrook Lodge, the former Washington Mutual conference center that Coastal Hotels in 2009 converted into SeaTac’s … More »

  • Restaurant Review: Stumbling Goat Bistro

    Seattle’s allegiance to dressed-down dining extends beyond the chefs in weathered black T-shirts, the servers in jeans and untucked blouses, and the patrons in puffy … More »

  • Seattle’s International Breakfasts

    Picky eaters have it easy. They don’t have to worry about spoiling their evening torta appetite with a lunchtime order of mantoo, or waste time … More »

  • The Sweet Old Things

    Nutritionists are still bickering over whether the results of a study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine really mean we ought … More »

  • Seattle’s Ramen Spectrum

    Like the buffoon at the center of Moliere’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, who learns he’s been speaking in prose for 40 years without intending to do … More »

  • South Lake Sputter

    The lifeblood of Mehak Indian Cuisine is delivery, as the Northgate restaurant's interior makes abundantly clear. The sheer white curtains and tablecloths look as though … More »

  • Tanglewood Supreme: Tangled Out of View

    Ever since The New York Times exposed the foibles of self-appointed food paparazzi on the front page of its dining section, culinary folk have been … More »

  • Flipping the Script

    When I worked as a server and had ample opportunity to observe how quickly patrons' ravenousness tapers once seated, it occurred to me that restaurants … More »

  • Mamnoon's Heavenly Hospitality

    Like small brads or buttons, small plates have a way of getting lost. What's often overlooked in the now-ubiquitous tirades against tapas-style cuisine is how … More »

  • The Whale Really Wins

    Dishes appear in haphazard fashion at Fremont's The Whale Wins, where a meal's rhythms are determined by the kitchen's pace rather than a preset program. … More »

  • At SanMaRu Grill, the Spice Is White

    Nakji bokkeum, the classic Korean octopus dish that's a stated specialty of Shoreline's SanMaRu Grill, is typically roughed up with a jab/cross/hook of chili-based heat. … More »

  • Joule Pulls Up Steaks

    Appropriately enough for a restaurant named after a physics principle governing how work gets done, Joule doesn't tarry. Even on very busy nights, the reborn … More »

  • Coastal Kitchen Shores Itself Up

    If the food writers on your latest gift list were honest about their holiday wishes, they'd have asked you for a bunch of new adjectives, … More »

  • The Wandering Goose's Flour Power

    While managing a campaign for a North Carolina state senator whose district included all but one of the six highest peaks east of the Mississippi, … More »

  • Rumba's Muggy Waters

    At most restaurants, a very long menu is worrisome. One featuring dishes from at least three different continents, however, is nothing short of alarming. Maybe … More »

  • Barney Won't Talk Pastrami

    Anyone with decent online research skills and a finely tuned GPS unit can track down the area's most spectacular pastrami sandwich. Locating its creator is … More »