Reviews

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...
January 31, 2011 6:37 PM
It’s probably not fair, but everyone is going to compare Lecosho to Matt’s in the Market. Matt Janke opened Matt’s in 1996, when there was...
January 21, 2011 10:11 PM
If you ever found your way into Chez Gaudy—down the shadowy hallway and through the small rooms decorated in college-rental fashion—you won...
January 21, 2011 10:00 PM
In big cities like ours, there are a lot of “pretty good” restaurants. It takes something to really shine, to be great. Union, Ethan...
La Spiga lasagne
January 13, 2011 5:22 PM
Bubbling molten cheese layered between wide noodles and homemade sauce—lasagna warms us with a little extra love during chilly times. Here...
January 1, 2011 12:33 AM
The food obsessed never tire of the hunt for the area’s best (and most obscure) ethnic eats, be it tongue tacos, geoduck crudo or panchan....
Fish 'n Chips, Brouwers
December 23, 2010 12:36 AM
Deep-fried VeggiesYes, we’re making the argument that fruits and veggies—even those batter dipped and fried—still count toward your...
December 15, 2010 12:39 AM
Chocolate Chip CookieMourning the loss of recently closed Madame K’s Pizza Bistro and its skillet deep-dish fresh-from-the-oven chocolate...
December 15, 2010 12:34 AM
“The crust contains butter—lots of it,” says the lady at Shoofly Pie Company as she hands over a well-portioned chicken pot pie ($6) in...
December 15, 2010 12:33 AM
DumplingsThink of the beef bing ($5) at Henry’s Taiwan (two locations: International District and Bellevue) as overgrown pot stickers—same...
December 15, 2010 12:27 AM
If ever there was a “perfect” grilled cheese, allow us to offer for your consideration the version at Green Lake’s Latona Pub. Sharp white...
December 15, 2010 12:24 AM
Matzo Ball SoupJewish kids grow up with either Bubbie’s chewy “sinkers” or airy “floaters”—the descriptors used for the dumplings in matzo...
December 15, 2010 12:19 AM
The sassy waitresses at Calamity Jane’s in Georgeown will call you “sweetheart,” teasingly chide you for ordering just one Manny’s, and...