Julien Perry

It’s no longer an anomaly: Restaurants, whether they like it or not,

It's no longer an anomaly: Restaurants, whether they like it or not, have come to realize that if they want to stay competitive in the… Continue reading

photo by Julien PerryChorizo benedictWhere: JaK’s Grill, 4548 California Ave. S.W., 937-7809

photo by Julien PerryChorizo benedictWhere: JaK's Grill, 4548 California Ave. S.W., 937-7809 , www.jaksgrill.com.When: Saturday afternoon, May 2.The Soak: On weekends, bennies are the crowd… Continue reading

As someone who lives in West Seattle and likes good music, I

As someone who lives in West Seattle and likes good music, I am very excited for the opening of The Feedback Lounge in January.Co-proprietor Jeff… Continue reading

As a sibling to their West Seattle store, Seattle Fish Company is

As a sibling to their West Seattle store, Seattle Fish Company is opening a second location in Fremont.The two-thousand square foot space at 110 N.… Continue reading

My new favorite reason to go downtown: KuKuRuZa. It’s a new gourmet

My new favorite reason to go downtown: KuKuRuZa. It's a new gourmet popcorn shop that quietly opened in the Kress building on Monday. The grand… Continue reading

Photo by Leslie CohanYou’re looking at the best part of my election

Photo by Leslie CohanYou're looking at the best part of my election night (well, the second best part anyway): Obama cupcakes courtesy of Trophy. The… Continue reading

Fran’s chocolates opens this morning in the new Four Seasons Hotel (on

Fran's chocolates opens this morning in the new Four Seasons Hotel (on 1st and Union).The sleek, ultra-modern shop will offer Fran Bigelow's award-winning chocolates, of… Continue reading

The restaurant promotion formerly known as 25 for $25, Dine Around Seattle

The restaurant promotion formerly known as 25 for $25, Dine Around Seattle , returns tomorrow with nine new restaurants on the roster.0/8 Seafood Grill, Bin… Continue reading

Long-time employee Trace Tipton posing with new oven. Photo courtesy of owner

Long-time employee Trace Tipton posing with new oven. Photo courtesy of owner Errin Jett.Seattle's original traveling pizza oven has found a permanent home in Ballard.… Continue reading

The Italian Cafe is now owned by Andrew Bray, a former Teatro

The Italian Cafe is now owned by Andrew Bray, a former Teatro ZinZanni performer, and Jodi-Paul Wooster, who founded the 14/48 theater festival. The two… Continue reading

Roosters Breakfast Club is scheduled to open tomorrow in the former Val’s

Roosters Breakfast Club is scheduled to open tomorrow in the former Val's Cafe space on Phinney Ridge, featuring breakfast until 3 p.m. and lunch every… Continue reading

I used this press photo for a radio interview I conducted with

I used this press photo for a radio interview I conducted with Shannon and Erik back in November 2005, when Veil first opened. Last night,… Continue reading

The owners of Mysore Masala in Redmond have opened Navya Lounge on

The owners of Mysore Masala in Redmond have opened Navya Lounge on the second floor of Rainier Square, in the old Crepe de Paris space.… Continue reading

Uli’s Famous Sausage in Pike Place Market is opening a cafe adjacent

Uli's Famous Sausage in Pike Place Market is opening a cafe adjacent to its meat counter.Karl, Uli's quality-control manager, tells me they plan to open… Continue reading

You might consider heading to Madrona to check out the new brunch

You might consider heading to Madrona to check out the new brunch at Cremant.Owner Tanya Emerick tells me: "Our focus is different kinds of eggs… Continue reading

Macrina bakery owner Leslie Mackie has opened her third retail shop, but

Macrina bakery owner Leslie Mackie has opened her third retail shop, but this time, she's gone sustainable. Mackie's hoping to secure LEED certification for the… Continue reading

The ground work, that is.I live a couple of blocks away from

The ground work, that is.I live a couple of blocks away from the impending amusement park of a grocery store, and this is the frist… Continue reading

Where: Luna Park Cafe, 2918 S.W. Avalon Way, 206-935-7250. WEST SEATTLE.Time of

Where:Luna Park Cafe, 2918 S.W. Avalon Way, 206-935-7250. WEST SEATTLE.Time of entry: Around 4 p.m. on a Sunday.Level of hangover (1–10 scale, with 10 being… Continue reading

Remember this blind item? If you guessed John Howie, you’re right. He’s

Remember this blind item? If you guessed John Howie, you're right. He's bringing his popular Eastside concept to Westlake.Howie tells me, "The lease is signed… Continue reading

Introducing the new lounge from Dinette. The bar portion of the Capitol

Introducing the new lounge from Dinette. The bar portion of the Capitol Hill restaurant, which is adjacent to the dining room, opened under the radar… Continue reading