Restaurant Insider Blogs

Thursday, 05/02/2013 9:33 PM
If you thought Tom Douglas' recent restaurant domination of South Lake Union meant the big guy was done with Downtown, think again.
Tuesday, 04/23/2013 6:39 PM
The iconic Belltown corner where Scott Carsberg’s Lampreia lived for two decades (and which later became Bisato) reopened last week as The Lost Pelican.
Thursday, 04/18/2013 7:40 PM
radiator whiskey pike place market bars in seattle
Gutsy. Very gutsy. The much-anticipated Radiator Whiskey opens today (April 17) in Pike Place Market and pig head is on the menu. Yup, your dinner has a face. With this bold opening salvo, Radiator Whiskey becomes like no other place in Seattle. Heck, probably no place on the West Coast puts a pig head smack in the middle of the table.
Monday, 04/15/2013 12:12 PM
I think it's safe to say: Pop-up restaurants are the new food trucks.
Thursday, 04/11/2013 11:09 PM
Mark Klebeck David Lynch
Have you seen the April issue of Seattle magazine yet? Drool!! Not only do Allison Austin Scheff and Sara Dickerman walk you through the ideal places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their fun-to-read Best Restaurants coverage, there’s also the second annual Food Establishment list to devour and debate about. Lemme tell you, this list was mighty carefully considered.
Friday, 03/22/2013 6:05 PM
Cody Morris's Sodo nanobrewery, Epic Ales, is a beer-lovers oasis. Tiny, with just a few stools front and center behind which Morris often stands, tasting folks on beer and talking shop, it's the sort of place you really want to succeed, but still don't want to tell anyone about. Morris makes clever but always tasty brews, many infused with food and inspired by the seasons. Beets, tea, mushrooms, cinnamon, peppercorns, lemongrass; they've all been put to use.
Friday, 03/15/2013 10:01 PM
Talk about a match made in heaven. The Pine Box is the absolutely stellar, somewhat hidden beer haven on Capitol Hill co-owned by Ian Roberts (one of our 2012 Tastemakers). I love the place, but I'm a beer amateur. So I asked my favorite beer fanatic, Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones, to weigh in on the place. He told me this:
Monday, 03/11/2013 8:59 PM
Before we get to the part about Canlis getting rammed by a big old construction truck (it's true! And everyone's fine), let me first tell you about Aardvark Food and Juice Bar. Dan, the owner, could be the nicest guy you'll ever meet.
Wednesday, 03/06/2013 12:46 AM
Richard Blais in Seattle dry soda
Previously on the Seattle Mag Blog, Allison Austin Scheff wondered why she'd spotted Richard Blais in Seattle, even (almost) guessing the correct reason:
Friday, 03/01/2013 5:13 PM
The mainstreaming of Middle Eastern flavors in Seattle has been a long time coming.
Wednesday, 02/20/2013 11:26 PM
Matt Dillon outside of Bar Sajor, his Pioneer Square restaurant
Update! Bar Sajor just announced it will opens for limited service tomorrow (Thursday, February 21) at 4pm and on Friday. Regular hours will begin Monday, February 25, when Bar Sajor will begin serving lunch and dinner on weekdays, opening at 11am (with a limited menu on Mondays). Weekend hours are still TBD.
Tuesday, 01/22/2013 5:24 PM
Update: It looks like the return of Fuji Bakery is set back another few months....again. The latest prediction is March. Bummer.
Friday, 01/18/2013 6:16 PM
A quick hit of food news you need to know this week:
Monday, 01/14/2013 5:23 PM
Ever since a recent visit to the Modernist Cuisine Lab, I cannot stop thinking about geoduck. Yes, I’ve got a giant clam on the brain.