• 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 »

  • Fremont's Hunger Pains

    For girls growing up in the Midwest, a pilgrimage to Colleen Moore's dollhouse at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is a rite of passage. … More »

  • The Seattle Steakhouse Happy-Hour Tour

    Steakhouses with downtown locations are forced to reckon with Seattle's insistence on happy-hour pricing, no matter how much the phenomenon might befuddle the corporate team … More »

  • Everett: The New Mexicans' Refuge

    With nothing left on her patrons' plates but tortilla-chip shrapnel and a few crumbs from a bun that held a humongous smoked hot dog, the … More »

  • Ezell Stephens' Heavenly Poultry

    The question was deceptively straightforward, posed with no more melodrama than an optometrist musters when administering an eye exam. A or B? Whaddya like?Yet the … More »

  • Pimienta: Blanca Rodriguez's White Palace

    The first rule of culinary scouting: Never be dissuaded by the tanning salon next door. Excellent restaurants, run by rookie chefs who'd rather spend money … More »

  • Restaurant Bea's Dainty Comfort

    There isn't a stated dress code at Restaurant Bea, Tom Black and Kate Perry's recent contribution to Madrona. But if you happen to own a … More »

  • Skelly & the Bean's Child's Plates

    Father's Day is this Sunday, which means greeting-card companies would like you to start thinking about why you love your dad. Is is because he … More »

  • Restaurant Marche: Flantastic

    There are practical reasons why business cards are made from card stock and ink instead of eggs and heavy cream, but it surely would have … More »

  • Ballard's Bad Barbecue Boom

    It's generally assumed that because barbecue is what Mom serves before the apple pie, any red-blooded American has the right to fire up a cooker … More »

  • La Boucherie's Fine Swine

    Somewhere there must be a chef and farmer who've agreed to keep their working relationship relatively discreet, but the vast majority of liaisons in the … More »

  • Zoe's Sloppy Seconds

    George Smathers called Claude Pepper plenty of nasty names during a 1950 primary race, but the Florida senator is best remembered for a slew of … More »

  • Mae's Alzheimer's Cafe: Unforgettable

    With its signature antiques—some loosely dairy-themed, others simply random—Mae's Phinney Ridge Cafe drips with nostalgia, its cluttered ambience inspiring a variety of memories customers can … More »

  • The Fat Hen's Farmhouse Flavor

    Nobody knows how many city dwellers are now keeping chickens in their backyards, but the consensus among feed dealers and coop builders is that the … More »

  • Frying Spring Hill at Ma'ono

    True-crime stories and musical comedies were more entertaining when people could plausibly slough off their identities, drifting to another town to become a deposed crown … More »

  • Belle Clementine's Reaganomics

    The dinner started exactly like so many other awkward family gatherings. Attempts at conversational starts sputtered until the blowhard at the head of the table … More »