Nicole Sprinkle

If you thought that Ethan Stowell couldn’t possibly come up with another

If you thought that Ethan Stowell couldn’t possibly come up with another restaurant concept, you’ve underestimated the Seattle restaurateur’s marketing prowess. This time, capitalizing on… Continue reading

 

Seattleites who lamented the closing of Renee Erickson’s Boat Street Cafe last

Seattleites who lamented the closing of Renee Erickson’s Boat Street Cafe last May are in for some sunshine this winter. That beloved restaurant’s chef, Jay… Continue reading

 

I still remember the thrill that captured New York City diners in

I still remember the thrill that captured New York City diners in 1992 when lauded chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened Vong, a sexy, modern,… Continue reading

Lime leaf, “almost” burnt chilies, fish sauce, toasted coconut, palm sugar, sweet

Lime leaf, “almost” burnt chilies, fish sauce, toasted coconut, palm sugar, sweet basil, turmeric, sambal belecan, anchovy broth, mint, coriander, shrimp paste: These are but… Continue reading

While many Seattle foodies bemoaned this year’s snub by the James Beard

While many Seattle foodies bemoaned this year’s snub by the James Beard Awards—only Renee Erickson’s The Whale Wins was a finalist in the Best Chef… Continue reading

Since I’m a food editor, my dinner guests tend to have high

Since I’m a food editor, my dinner guests tend to have high expectations. By far one of the most impressive dishes I’ve made was David… Continue reading

I love Senor Moose Cafe in Ballard. It’s one of the best

I love Senor Moose Cafe in Ballard. It’s one of the best places in town to get pretty authentic Mexican food, and it’s homey and… Continue reading

There’s something very exciting about simple ingredients combined in a way you’d

There’s something very exciting about simple ingredients combined in a way you’d never imagined. Last weekend, I enjoyed that rare discovery at Cafe Munir, Seattle’s… Continue reading

On a warm summer-weekend night, there’s something rather magical about waiting outside

On a warm summer-weekend night, there’s something rather magical about waiting outside Kedai Makan for your order, smelling the Malaysian spices wafting into the air… Continue reading

Last night at the 6th Annual Voracious Tasting & Food Awards I

Last night at the 6th Annual Voracious Tasting & Food Awards I had the pleasure of presenting two awards in the food + drink category.… Continue reading

Cafe Nordo, a pop-up restaurant/experimental cabaret-style performance (call it dinner theater if

Cafe Nordo, a pop-up restaurant/experimental cabaret-style performance (call it dinner theater if you like, though the folks behind it reject that term) has bounced among… Continue reading

Update: 4/21/2015: After emailing Starbucks press office to inquire about the “beautiful

Update: 4/21/2015: After emailing Starbucks press office to inquire about the "beautiful box" the card comes in, with specific questions about its size, materials and… Continue reading

The 2015 Voracious Dining Guide hit stands today! But the annual Voracious

The 2015 Voracious Dining Guide hit stands today! But the annual Voracious Tasting & Awards at the Paramount Theatre is just a week away, on… Continue reading

I love spring in Seattle: Rhubarb and nettles and morels and peas

I love spring in Seattle: Rhubarb and nettles and morels and peas all start popping up (both from the land and on menus). Manolin manages… Continue reading

About a year ago I was scouring the Internet in search of

About a year ago I was scouring the Internet in search of bar stools for my kitchen. I had two primary criteria: I wanted something… Continue reading

If Paseo’s success—and recent demise (and subsequent rebirth)—taught us anything, it’s the

If Paseo’s success—and recent demise (and subsequent rebirth)—taught us anything, it’s the power of a good sandwich, and the magic that comes from very specific… Continue reading

Photo by Morgen SchulerTo diners, the dessert might appear to be in

Photo by Morgen SchulerTo diners, the dessert might appear to be in decline. Restaurant dessert menus have shrunk in recent years, and they all bear… Continue reading

You’d think that in a city like Seattle, with its Scandinavian heritage,

You'd think that in a city like Seattle, with its Scandinavian heritage, we'd have our own version of a Marcus Samuelsson, especially as Nordic cuisine… Continue reading

I’m always looking for ways to make a great-tasting soup that 1)

I’m always looking for ways to make a great-tasting soup that 1) doesn’t take all day and 2) my 7-year-old daughter will like. To that… Continue reading