Dining

Golden Beetle Could Be Better

Maria Hines' much-anticipated new Ballard restaurant fails to impress.

Maria Hines’ Northwest cuisine–focused Tilth was only the second Oregon Tilth–certified organic restaurant in the country when it opened in 2006.  Within a year, the New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni called it one of the 10 best new restaurants in the country, and Hines has since been named the James Beard Best Chef…

Seattle Mag

Urban Safari: Capitol Hill’s 14th Avenue

The quaint horseshoe created by 14th Avenue and short spurs of Pike and Pine streets, flush with a r

EAT + DRINKAt intimate Spinasse (1531 14th Ave.; 206.251.7673; spinasse.com), award-winning chef Jason Stratton makes authentic northern Italian pastas (and his specialty, rabbit meatballs) in an open kitchen. Next month, Spinasse will expand into the adjacent storefront (formerly Whimsy Home Décor), adding more room for dining, plus a bar, Artusi, where guests can enjoy a…

Anna Samuels