Reviews

June 26, 2011 10:09 PM
I’ve never been to Montreal, so I can’t tell you whether Eltana’s Montreal-style bagels are the real deal. But even if they’re not, these...
June 26, 2011 10:07 PM
They’ve stacked the decks at this Carillon Point newcomer, which opened last December. Owned by Ted Furst, who, together with Peter Lewis,...
June 22, 2011 3:06 PM
Maria Hines’ Northwest cuisine–focused Tilth was only the second Oregon Tilth–certified organic restaurant in the country when it opened in...
June 10, 2011 8:28 PM
Part of the fun of the Conservatory is the bait-and-switch of eating modern, gutsy food—in Madison Park. In this swish small village by the...
May 22, 2011 5:34 AM
Sometimes, it’s easy to fall into “other city” envy. What’s not to like about Portland’s utopian indie scene, Vancouver’s dim sum and...
Fuji Bakery
May 22, 2011 5:21 AM
My colleague Lorna Yee sent me an e-mail raving about Fuji Bakery in Bellevue, but before I could cross the bridge for a treat, word hit...
May 22, 2011 5:19 AM
In a city with its fair share of sensational bakeries, 6-month old Le Rêve on Queen Anne Hill fits right in. Let’s start with the kouign...
May 16, 2011 5:03 PM
We’ve all eaten at a hole-in-the-wall where, if it weren’t for food so good we crave it in our dreams, we wouldn’t set foot in the place....
May 16, 2011 4:57 PM
Almost a year ago, Jacob Wiegner left Spanish-romantic Olivar on Capitol Hill to open his own place in a revolving-door storefront at the...
Art of the Table
April 20, 2011 5:04 PM
Recently, I had my first meal at this four year old hidden dinner club, and my goodness, it was earthy, interesting and delicious. The...
March 17, 2011 12:27 AM
It’s been a tumultuous couple of years at The Harvest Vine in Madison Valley. There was a major shakeup behind the scenes of the iconic...
Independent Pizza
February 8, 2011 12:15 AM
Madison Park, long marooned at the farthest reaches of E Madison Street with just ice cream, burgers and pub food to stave off its...
hamachi crudo at the book bindery
February 8, 2011 12:08 AM
As a psychology major in college, I studied expectations. How both low and high expectations can turn into self-fulfilling prophecies. Part...
Wok Cooking Nathan Myhrvold
February 4, 2011 7:58 PM
Critics seem helplessly drawn to hyperbole when it comes to reviewing Nathan Myhrvold’s new encyclopedia of cooking, Modernist Cuisine: The...
Cantinetta
January 31, 2011 6:42 PM
Sometimes, going out to eat is all about the food. But usually, there’s more to it. At the original Cantinetta in Wallingford, there is...