• Eden Hill's Lovingly Crafted but Complicated Menu Deserves a Try

    Let me just get this out of the way:I freaking loved the “Lick the Bowl” dessert at Eden Hill, a small, quaint new restaurant in … 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 »

  • Grub's Slice of Dixie

    There's a bus stop on Grub's corner of upper Queen Anne, so Route 4 drivers occasionally have a chance to idle in front of the … More »

  • Gobble's Turkey Daze

    Back in grade school, when we crayoned hand-traced turkeys and made buckle hats from construction paper and glue, we sincerely believed the Pilgrims and Pokanokets … More »

  • Make It a Double at Essex & Vessel

    As recently as five years ago, drinkers could judge a cocktail den's gravity by the length of its bartender's handlebar mustache. With housemade tinctures, fresh … More »

  • At El Tio, There Will Be Bugs

    El Tio's menu is monumental, about the size of a small pillowcase. Like an IHOP menu redone with chorizo and string cheese, its laminated pages … More »

  • Same New Italy for Ethan Stowell

    There are 64 Taco Times in and around Seattle. I know this because they're listed in the Yellow Pages, under the name "Taco Time." When … More »

  • Kickin' Boot Should Raise the Steaks

    The wreckage of our midday meal at Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, the newest contestant in Ballard's ongoing barbecue pageant, was staggering. A good 20 minutes … More »

  • UW Cultivates Dining Culture

    The newest addition to the University of Washington's network of dining facilities was designed for students who don't want to fuss with takeout boxes and … More »

  • High-Flying Sushi in Tukwila

    If your workday ends in downtown Seattle, Miyabi Sushi isn't the most convenient choice for dinner. Every meal I ate at the Tukwila restaurant started … More »

  • May Flowers on Vashon

    At a restaurant where the signature dish is called metmamuanghimmaphan, first-time diners are sure to have a few questions. The spirited servers at May Kitchen … More »

  • Bisato: Great Food, Not a Great Restaurant

    If Dolly Parton came to town, she probably wouldn't patronize Bisato, which is everything the curvaceous country star isn't. The mood in the Belltown restaurant's … More »

  • Saimin Says Go to Kent

    When you really, really love a restaurant, how do you express your feelings? You might post an exclamation point–laden ode on Yelp, or ask the … More »

  • Trace Evidence at the W

    If coal miners or biochemists were asked to imagine the kind of restaurant in which food critics spend most of their time, they'd probably visualize … More »

  • Serious Soul's True Grits

    About the name of Serious Soul, the Federal Way fried chicken and catfish storefront that this month is quadrupling in size: "Serious" isn't just another … More »

  • Charitable Korean at Chan

    I wrote a first paragraph for this review, but I don't know if I'm ready to share it with you. I mean, I worked pretty … More »

  • Ray's of Light on Shilshole

    According to what's probably the most popular feature in Us Weekly, stars are just like us! They take their toddlers for first haircuts and buy … More »

  • Blossom Vegetarian's Buddhist Bellies

    There's a section in my family's Passover Hagaddah, which we put together after realizing that Maxwell House might not be the supreme authority on spiritual … More »