November 2011

Best New Restaurants 2011

Just when you think you’ve got Seattle restaurants all figured out, a new batch opens.

We’re all about noise, fun and affordability, if you take the crowds packing the Brave Horse Tavern and Revel as…

Allison Austin Scheff and Allecia Vermillion

6 Food Trends We Love

From cocktails to pickles: the sharp, unabashed flavors Seattleites want now - and where to get them

Booze of the Moment: Tequila Don’t be like me. It took me years to recover from cheap-tequila-drenched trips to Mexico…

Allison Austin Scheff and Allecia Vermillion

7 Restaurants to Watch

We have high hopes for these just-opened (and yet-to-open) eateries.

>>Modern comfort food (with menu consultation by Poppy’s Jerry Traunfeld!) makes Grace Kitchen at the U Village intriguing. Great food…

Seattle Mag

Best New Restaurant Decor

Our new crop of restaurants is reversing the overdone Ikea-meets-thrift-store trend with eye-catchin

Staple & Fancy’s wall with an old cigar advertisement (see photo above): When crews were renovating Ballard’s historic Kolstrand Building,…

Allecia Vermillion

The Next Wave of Tastemakers, 2011

A roster of men and women who are poised to become the Seattle dining scene’s next notable names.

Neil Robertsonpastry chef The man whose subtlety with flavor and illustrious stints at both Canlis and Mistral Kitchen made him…

Allecia Vermillion

Who’s Serving Who? The State of Service in Seattle

The customer may not always be right, but don't we have any rights?

There’s an American Express poll that repeats like a broken record inside my brain. It’s dated by now—a restaurant critic…

Seattle Mag