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Testing a Tasting Menu at Goldfinch Tavern

While some lament the loss of ART's cheese and chocolate buffets, the fantastic flavors at this new upscale tavern show that change can be good.
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Picture This: Ten from Seattle, Roux to Rain Shadow

From pizza to porchetta and fried gizzards to vegan sweets, here are 10 Seattle-area restaurants I've yet to discuss.
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Picture This: Bar Sajor, One of My “Best” Picks for the Voracious Dining Guide 2014

The space is pretty and the food is pretty—and pretty delicious, too, from the pickles to the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) to the wood oven-roasted chicken to the desserts. Here's a picturesque look at my lunch there.
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Asian Eats: Octopus Soup, Late-Night Ramen, and More at Brimmer & Heeltap in Seattle

A protégé of award-winning chefs strikes out on his own with Asian-inspired octopus soup, kabocha buns, a personal spin on ramen, and more.
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A Small Look Inside Ethan Stowell’s Cozy “mkt.”

It’s a jewel-box of a restaurant, a 28-seater so small that staff needs to go outside to get supplies from the walk-in. Dark and intimate, you feel like you’re right in the kitchen with the smells and the sights. Chefs Joe Ritchie and Monica Dimas seem to like it this way, as they’re able to connect with the customers.
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W Seattle Helps Art Institute Students Trace a Path to Success

Left to right: Tom Limberg (W Seattle General Manager), Tiffany Derry, Ernesto Fuentes (scholarship winner), Scott Carnz (AIS Dean of Academic Affairs), Sergio Santillanes (scholarship winner), Elden Monday (AIS President) A unique culinary collaboration between Trace restaurant at W Seattle and The International Culinary School…
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First Look: The Whale Wins

White walls and wood logs contribute to a country cottage feel, with bowls of food out on the counter begging to be sampled. You might find yourself with an urge to snag a sardine or some roasted fennel.
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Restaurant Zoë Shines During Seattle Restaurant Week

Whenever Seattle Restaurant Week rolls around, I wonder which of the many restaurants I’d like to give a try. This week and next, Sunday through Thursday, there are over 150 restaurants participating. All offer a three-course menu (appetizer entree, and dessert) for $28 (drinks, tax,…
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Serious Eats: Collections Cafe Is a Feast for the Eyes and Mouth in Seattle

In the café, the first thing you'll notice are the collections. Place your food order, and you'll notice that the artistry extends into the kitchen. Place your food order, and you'll notice that the artwork extends into the kitchen.
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Set Your Sights on Art of the Table

Early last year, I was dining at the counter of a favorite sushi restaurant with a couple of food writers who were seated to my left. The conversation was pretty passionate, as we were bantering about best and worst places to eat in the Seattle…
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