The Best Of Seattle’s Classic Dishes

From salmon to teriyaki to the famous Seattle Dog

Seattle is known for many things, and some of them are not great. We’re looking at you, drizzling mist. Thanks a heap for the rainy reputation. Thankfully, when it comes to food, this great Pacific Northwest city has quite an edible bounty to call our own. From seafood caught in local waters to iconic hot dogs eaten…


Recipe of the Week: Shigoku Oysters with Bloody Mary Granita

Recipes for Seattlemag.com’s Recipe of the Week are contributed by participating chefs, cookbook authors and food bloggers. This week’s (bonus!) submission arrives courtesy of AQUA by El Gaucho, restaurant host of this year’s Red and White Party, which officially launches Taste Washington festivities this Thursday. Name of Recipe: Shigoku Oysters with Bloody Mary Granita Source…


East Anchor Seafood Market and Oyster Bar Offers A Fresh Catch

Shopping at an envy-inducing neighborhood market

A twinge of jealousy struck me upon entering East Anchor Seafood, Kayley Turkheimer and Brian Clevenger’s tiny seafood market and oyster bar in Madrona. As a fish fiend, I’m envious of the folks who live nearby and can stop in for the chef’s giant crab cakes or take-home wild salmon fillets. The market opened in…


Best Places to Get Oysters

Best spots to slurp and sample your way through our regional bivalves

Taylor Oyster BarsA seagoing version of farm-to-table dining, three Taylor Oyster Bars are supplied by Shelton-based Taylor Shellfish’s oyster beds, ranging from British Columbia to California. Oysters are slurped raw here, but are also available baked and stewed, along with other regional shellfish, including geoduck, clams and mussels. Capitol Hill, 1521 Melrose Ave., 206.501.4321; Pioneer…


A Field Guide to Pacific Oysters

Few of our outstanding regional foods reflect a taste of place quite like oysters do. Because these bivalves filter many gallons of water daily, they literally take on the taste of their home, thanks to specific nutrients, minerality, brininess and other characteristics of the water they inhabit. And holding that craggy, rough shell—which may carry…


Where to Find the Best Seafood in Seattle

The definitive guide to finding the freshest catch of the day, every day

Seattle is a seafood town—but it’s not only because we’re surrounded by water. Think instead of local fishers braving icy seas to bring in the freshest catch; world-class chefs crafting innovative marine cuisine; and an unwavering commitment—by purveyors, restaurateurs and fishers—to sustainability. Whether you’re going crabbing, oyster-bar hopping or tucking into our epic sushi scene,…


Delicious Seafood and Drink Pairings

Our creative duos prove that odd couples can make the most interesting dinner companions

Sip and Slurp: Beer and Oysters! The essence of an oyster is rich and complex, with flavors that curiously manage to be both pungent and delicate. Almost any beer pairs well with oysters. The only rule of thumb is to avoid overwhelming the oyster’s subtle flavors with a robust beer, such as an imperial stout…


The Best Oyster Palaces and Raw Bars in Seattle

Our cold winter months mean it’s oyster season. Slurp some down at Seattle's oyster and raw bars

Ballard Annex Oyster HouseThe nautically designed Ballard Annex (owned by the Matador folks, who also own Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen), boasts seafood of all stripes and from all over the country: lobster, Dungeness and Maryland blue crab, salmon, white fish and so on. But the list of oysters is where we concentrate our time: Usually…


4 Can’t-miss Fish & Chips Plates

As Indian summer lingers, fresh fish and chips take center stage in the Northwest.

Pike Street Fish Fry Alaskan ling cod and chips are served with your choice of six dipping sauces, including smoked chili mayo and curry ketchup. The flaky, paprika-spiced tempura-batter-dipped fillets are made even more perfect with a heaping side of French fries and a fried lemon.$8.80 Capitol Hill, 925 E Pike St.; 206.329.7453pikestreetfishfry.net The Walrus…


Safeco Goes Foodie, a Michael Mina Update and More Food News

Ethan Stowell leads a team of three chefs who'll debut new restaurants at Safeco Field this spring.

News broke earlier this week that Safeco Field is getting four new eateries come springtime backed by famous chefs from across the country. Local chef Ethan Stowell will open two of them–Hamburg and Frites, and La Creperie. But I’m most excited to see what Roberto Santibanez has in store at his Flying Turtle Cantina. The…

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Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…