Jonathan Kauffman

Apna Bazaar (2245 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue) is the best-smelling market in

Apna Bazaar (2245 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue) is the best-smelling market in the Puget Sound. Walk down the aisles and the smell of cumin gives… Continue reading

Maza’s Galipán (left) and Havana sandwiches.

Seattle’s Wide World of Sandwiches

Our city’s universe of bread/meat combos is ever-expanding. This week: Venezuelan and Swedish varieties.

Maza’s Galipán (left) and Havana sandwiches.

The bacon-maple doughnut either represents the beginnings or the highwater mark of

The bacon-maple doughnut either represents the beginnings or the highwater mark of the bacon craze, now currently in its backlash phase. A few years before… Continue reading

Last week, the Swedish bakery stand in the Pike Place Market posted

Last week, the Swedish bakery stand in the Pike Place Market posted this sign and cleared out its cases, leaving bereft the downtown worker who… Continue reading

Kauffman on Foer on Dog Meat

Why the latest veg manifesto is a crock.

John Howie Steak’s caesar salad is appetizer theater.

Kobe, Cognac, and Crumbers

On its best nights, the Bravern’s new steakhouse gives an opulent ritual its due.

John Howie Steak’s caesar salad is appetizer theater.

Sitting on my desk right now is a bowl of longans that

Sitting on my desk right now is a bowl of longans that I picked up at Viet Wah last night ($2.99 a pound). The longan… Continue reading

This week’s copy of Seattle Weekly contained a full-color insert titled the

This week's copy of Seattle Weekly contained a full-color insert titled the Voracious Menu Guide. If you put aside the insert to browse later, or… Continue reading

In the Seattle Times, Providence Cicero reviews Tavern Law, calls it the

In the Seattle Times, Providence Cicero reviews Tavern Law, calls it the "thinking drinker's watering hole." In the Dining Deals column, Mary Ann Gwinn freezes… Continue reading

Growing up, my parents bought a side of beef every fall and

Growing up, my parents bought a side of beef every fall and stocked the deep freezer with white packets, pulling them out one by one… Continue reading

At List, happy hour means everyone smiles.

Seattle’s Happy-Hour Hall of Fame

For some restaurants, it's a promotion. For others, a way of life.

At List, happy hour means everyone smiles.

At the Seattle Times, Providence Cicero notes the timeliness of the changeover

At the Seattle Times, Providence Cicero notes the timeliness of the changeover from upscale Veil to populist Laredos Grill. She gives the place a little… Continue reading

According to a blurb in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Zagat just

According to a blurb in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Zagat just came out with the results of its 2010 America's Top Restaurants Survey. And… Continue reading

On Monday, Seattle magazine reported that Skillet Street Food had just posted

On Monday, Seattle magazine reported that Skillet Street Food had just posted a new notice on its website: Owner Joshua Henderson was dropping his trucks'… Continue reading

Kim Ricketts’ Cooks and Books series snags every A-list food writer passing

Kim Ricketts' Cooks and Books series snags every A-list food writer passing through town (coming up: former NY Times critic William Grimes, Momofuku chef David… Continue reading

Thoroughly Japanese: Beef curry and deep-fried hamburger at The Cutting Board.

Nostalgia, Fantasy, and Questionable Taste Collide

A look inside Seattle's yoshoku dens.

Thoroughly Japanese: Beef curry and deep-fried hamburger at The Cutting Board.

With only two weekends left to pick up pumpkins for your annual

With only two weekends left to pick up pumpkins for your annual cosmetic surgery job, and Saturday looking like it might have a few sunny… Continue reading

Just a few of the food stories out there this week:The Pacific

Just a few of the food stories out there this week:The Pacific Northwest Cheese blog announces that Estrella Family Creamery has just won a gold… Continue reading

Ignore everything on the table at Laredos except the al pastor and chips.

The Seattle Food Scene’s One-Hit Wonders

When a restaurant gets a single dish right, sometimes it needn’t do anything else.

Ignore everything on the table at Laredos except the al pastor and chips.

At the Seattle Times, Nancy Leson writes up her favorite tiny-budget extravagances,

At the Seattle Times, Nancy Leson writes up her favorite tiny-budget extravagances, which range from the $1 cheese nubs at PCC to the roasted mushroom… Continue reading