Cheap Eats

Where to Get the Best Burgers and Beer in Seattle

Our town is full of delicious burger joints upping their game with artisanal ingredients. Discover where to find that next great burger, and the perfect beer to pair it with

A hot, juicy hamburger is as classic—and American—as apple pie, yet it straddles several current food trends, including the rise of comfort food and the desire for a fast, affordable meal that is made with integrity—a game we’re always upping in Seattle, especially when it comes to creativity. Here in our city, entire restaurants are…

Jessica Yadegaran, Amy Pennington and Kendall Jones, with additional reporting by A.J. Rathbun, Paul Zitarelli and Rachel Hart

Favorite new snack: Asiago Black Pepper Serious Cheesy Puffs

Portland-based cheese puffs for grown ups are made with non GMO ingredients

I no longer have to hoard my child’s Pirates Booty, or the Trader Joe’s version: World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs. It feels good to have my own fluffy cheese puffs. Granted, Portland-made Fuller Foods’ Serious Cheese Puffs are more expensive and could star in their own episode of the TV show Portlandia (these belly-tickled puffs are…

Jessica Yadegaran

Summer on a Stick: Seattle’s Organic Ice Pops

Move over, ice cream. There's a new sweet summer treat.

Ice cream may be the queen of summer treats, but a really good ice pop is equally glorious on a sunny day. Holding one instantly makes me feel like I’m 5 years old again. Maybe it’s because time slows down with every icy lick. Many of today’s locally made versions are crafted with natural, organic…

Jessica Yadegaran

Food We Love: Pabellon Arepa at Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen

A flavorful, swoon-worthy sandwich with Venezuelan flair

First, it was Paseo’s. Then, Un Bien’s. Now, a third and totally original Caribbean sandwich has stolen my heart: the pabellon arepa ($6.85) at Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen, a casual Venezuelan café. Arepas—soft, pita-like sandwiches—are handmade from white corn flour, then grilled or deep-fried and stuffed with, in the case of the pabellon, black beans, sweet…

Jessica Yadegaran

Best Happy Hours at Restaurants

For half-price wine lists, cheap cocktails and sublime dishes we’d happily pay twice as much to eat.

A puny dish of sodden calamari, a sad plate of flabby, lukewarm wings, a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon—it’s the dreaded not-so-happy hour, wherein a restaurant offers you “bargains” like these if you get there early enough. That’s just not going to cut it. Our mission: Discover the restaurants with the absolute best food served…

Allison Austin Scheff and Sara Dickerman

Crepes, Sandwiches at Citizen

Queen Anne welcomes a mellow neighborhood eatery.

For some folks who live within stumbling distance, Sunday mornings have become synonymous with inexpensive mimosas and heartily stuffed crêpes at Citizen. This laid-back neighborhood spot, open since September, is full of charm and character, reminiscent of a New York artist loft studio: plenty of exposed brick, a wrought iron and wood staircase that leads…

Seattle Mag