April 2011

La Rêve: Bakery Review

Sweet and savory pastries and tasty lunches at a quaint Queen Anne spot.

In a city with its fair share of sensational bakeries, 6-month old Le Rêve on Queen Anne Hill fits right…

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Zero Pretense, Warm Meals at Art of the Table

A taste of chef Dustin Ronspies' down-to-earth cooking in a teensy space in Wallingford.

Recently, I had my first meal at this four year old hidden dinner club, and my goodness, it was earthy,…

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Best Seattle Restaurants 2011

Each year, for the annual Best Restaurants issue, our critics go from luxe to low brow (and everywhe

There’s a special kind of magic that happens at the best restaurants, when everything comes together—charming service, scintillating company, great…

Allison Scheff, Lorna Yee, Sara Dickerman, Cynthia Nims

Best Seattle Restaurants 2011: Splurge-worthy Meals

From Kirkland's Cafe Juanita to Ballard's Le Gourmand, our list of local meals worth every penny.

$133Cafe JuanitaKirklandTRUE VALUE: A sure thing, from impeccable service to subtly sensational pastas.When you need a special occasion to occur…

Allison Scheff, Lorna Yee, Sara Dickerman, Cynthia Nims

The Best Washington State Wines of 2011

This year’s winners provide a snapshot of the shining stars in the industry’s firmament—the current

Washington grape growers and winemakers have always been experimenters, seeing what will work in our relatively young industry, but in…

Shannon Borg and Leslie Kelly

Is Dow Constantine more powerful than Mike McGinn?

Dow Constantine put himself through college tending bar, and counts among his good friends some of S

Two weeks before the November 2009 election, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder addressed a sold-out concert crowd at KeyArena. “I got…

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