Laura Onstot

Photos by Matthew PielThe burger that inspired Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon

Photos by Matthew PielThe burger that inspired Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon to flex his political muscle to get a northern 'burb location.Last fall, Dick's… Continue reading

John RigginsIf it looks like a Dick’s and it quacks like a

John RigginsIf it looks like a Dick's and it quacks like a Dick's, it might not be a Dick's.When Jim Spady visits Spokane, there's one… Continue reading

Please don’t go!The Stop: Rainier Beach.The Vibe: Several of the stops along

Please don't go!The Stop: Rainier Beach.The Vibe: Several of the stops along the Link Light Rail route are packed with small, hole-in-the-wall eateries featuring small… Continue reading

Bottomfeeder: Hot Wings & High Tea

The Junction's conjoined culinary twins are a curious pair.

Westside Connections

How West Seattle became the city's most powerful political enclave.

The Stop: Othello(ish)The Vibe: One of the biggest complaints about Seattle’s light-rail

The Stop: Othello(ish)The Vibe: One of the biggest complaints about Seattle's light-rail system is the distance between stops. If you live between two stations, it's… Continue reading

Strange bedfellows. Everyone in West Seattle had seen the notice of a

Strange bedfellows.Everyone in West Seattle had seen the notice of a liquor-license application on the windows of a restaurant under development. Wing Dome--the local chain… Continue reading

Give in to the carbs.The Stop: SODO.The Vibe: There’s something about the

Give in to the carbs.The Stop: SODO.The Vibe: There's something about the way that the sun, hovering low on the horizon on a clear, frigid… Continue reading

You don’t need a TSA groping to drink here!The Stop: Sea-Tac Airport.The

You don't need a TSA groping to drink here!The Stop: Sea-Tac Airport.The Vibe: Who doesn't love an airport during the holidays? Harried parents drag over-sugared… Continue reading

The Stop: University Street StationThe Vibe: By 7:30 on a weekday morning,

The Stop: University Street StationThe Vibe: By 7:30 on a weekday morning, men and women in Goretex trench coats are rushing through the streets of… Continue reading

The Stop: Othello StationThe Vibe: As we’ve observed previously, Othello is Little

The Stop: Othello StationThe Vibe: As we've observed previously, Othello is Little Vietnam (with a dash of Mexico). In addition to the stop's distinct ethnicity,… Continue reading

Tat doesn’t call it a hero, but no coward would tackle this

Tat doesn't call it a hero, but no coward would tackle this sandwich.For more than a century, delis in New York have been serving up… Continue reading

Photos by Matthew PielThe Stop: WestlakeThe Vibe: Buy, buy, buy! In almost

Photos by Matthew PielThe Stop: WestlakeThe Vibe: Buy, buy, buy! In almost every shop window surrounding the light rail's northern terminus is a poster announcing… Continue reading

Three years ago, here on Voracious, I explained a family day-after-Thanksgiving tradition:

Three years ago, here on Voracious, I explained a family day-after-Thanksgiving tradition: Volcano Day. Basically you pile leftover turkey over rice; top it with cheese… Continue reading

The Watering Hole: United Flight 6273The Atmosphere: No drinking space has a

The Watering Hole: United Flight 6273The Atmosphere: No drinking space has a more contradictory ambiance than an airplane. Travelers are excited about arriving at their… Continue reading

The Stop: Pioneer SquareThe Vibe: On a chilly weekend day, the neighborhood

The Stop: Pioneer SquareThe Vibe: On a chilly weekend day, the neighborhood is a ghost town, a handful of people smoking on benches or wandering… Continue reading

The Stop: Beacon HillThe Vibe: Mexican-Asian fusion. Block by block on Beacon

The Stop: Beacon HillThe Vibe: Mexican-Asian fusion. Block by block on Beacon you might find yourself in a small tienda selling calling cards to Mexico,… Continue reading

The Stop: Tukwila International Blvd.The Vibe: In general, this stop lives up

The Stop: Tukwila International Blvd.The Vibe: In general, this stop lives up to its name, serving up Mexican, Asian, and African fare alongside American fast… Continue reading

The Stop: Stadium StationThe Vibe: The Sounders don’t take the field for

The Stop: Stadium StationThe Vibe: The Sounders don't take the field for another four hours on this sunny Sunday afternoon. Later in the day, dozens… Continue reading

First Call: Good-Lookin’ Joe at The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole: Endolyne Joe's, 9261 45th Ave. S.W., 937-5637. WEST SEATTLE The Atmosphere: A few of the trees along Fauntleroy Way in West Seattle… Continue reading