Seattle's bartenders are unfazed by the lime shortage, so why are you freaking out about what garnish you'll put on your gin and tonic? Besides, Anu Apte of Rob Roy has the answer for you.
Eat & Drink
Eat & Drink
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, the internationally acclaimed Shio Ramen restaurant, is opening its first freestanding restaurant in the United States. The best part? It’s in Bellevue.
How adorable are these little guys? And not that difficult to make (just snip the ears on regular rolls)! Blogger Nicole Bangerter of 'Mom Always Finds Out' has the full recipe on how to cuten up your Easter dinner tonight.
Not interested in hosting a huge family event at your house this Easter? We get it. Cooking, cleaning, hosting - no thanks. Luckily there are tons of restauarnts and bars out there who will not only be open on Easter Sunday, but are cooking up special menus just for you and your loved ones.
We're all tied up for this round of Open & Shut - reporting four openings and simultaneously, four closings.
As the saying goes, it’s best to eat oysters in months that are spelled with an “R,” because that’s when the briny shellfish are tastiest. Since it's April, here are five places to enjoy the shellfish in Seattle, ranging from a quick bite at a fish market to a romantic affair at a modern restaurant.
We all know Seattle’s restaurant scene offers just about any cuisine one could hope for. Now your every culinary craving can be delivered right to your doorstep with the help of the new delivery service BiteSquad.
Is Seattle big enough for two great fried chicken joints? Probably, but only one can be the best. So who fries a better chicken, the original Ezell’s Famous Chicken, or the new joint opened by the original Ezell, Heaven Sent Fried Chicken?
In honor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, here is a fun and easy dessert that will surely wow your guests, family, or just you (no judgement).
Stretching from Pioneer Square to Leschi, Seattle's Jackson Street is full of flavorful restaurants and bars that serve a variety of cuisines. Here are five great places to eat and drink the next time you’re driving down the iconic Seattle road.
Cody Spafford, sous chef of Ballard restaurant The Walrus and the Carpenter, was killed last week by police after attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Madison Park. The restaurant reopened last night, with proceeds going to The Recovery Cafe to honor Spafford and his struggle with addiction.
Just in time for the Mariners home opener tonight at Safeco Field, here is a rundown of new food and drink options at the ballpark. Play ball.
Coffee is simply a vehicle for caffeine for many people, but for those who love the complex flavors that come from that special little bean, the drink is practically an art form. And for those people, Slate is Seattle’s MoMA.
The Bourgogne Wine Board wants more people in Seattle to know about their wines. If it meant trying dozens of French Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, we were more than happy to oblige in this endeavor.
Openings, closings, expansions and changes - oh my!
Musashi's is a simple, straight-forward sushi restaurant in Wallingford that serves large servings of exquisite sushi. See for yourself.
If you love cooking, you may often encounter recipes that require specialty cheeses, spices or noodles. Here are five unique grocery stores that will help you wow your guests at your next dinner party, while also saving money.
To say we're proud that a Food & Wine magazine Sommelier of the Year is from a Seattle restaurant would be an understatement. Chris Tanghe is Master Sommelier at downtown Seattle's Aragona, and we sat down to talk about his new-found fame.
A new store on Capitol Hill is bringing the lure of the warm, gooey cookie back in the limelight - let's take an inside look at Hello Robin.
The focus was on wine at this weekend’s Taste Washington event, but at the Playing Matchmaker seminar, food briefly shared the spotlight. From curry to cuvée, a panel of experts offered tips on how to improve a meal through proper pairing.
Art Restaurant and Lounge and Ballard brewery NW Peaks want to introduce you to 'Never Trust a Skinny Chef' ale, offered exclusively at ART as of this month.
We've kind of been on a wine and liqueur kick lately, but we can't help it, our local distilleries keep winning national awards! The American Craft Distillers awards were just announced, and seven distilleries in Washington state placed. Most notably, six out of the 13 gold medalists for gin were from our great state.
With a visit to Seattle coming up as part of his tour, it got us thinking; where in town would this voracious foodie eat? We took his stated likes (Matt's in the Market, Tilth, Salumi) and ventured into other places we could probably find him treating himself.
Washington is known for its love of a good drink. Here are five Washington whiskeys that are incredibly complex and satisfying.
This weekend some of the country’s finest wine minds come to Seattle to taste and talk about Washington wine. We chatted with former Seattleite Jon Bonné about our state’s greatest grapes.
With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of local menus around the Pacific Northwest. Here are a couple local favorites who are mixing things up with new items like Nutella molten chocolate lava cake, fresh halibut, and "AM pizzas"!
This week's Open & Shut should be called 'Open & Transformed': we not only have a number of openings and no closings, but also a couple of transformations.
Phinney Ridge's Picnic is the food and wine shop that everyone wishes they had in their neighborhood. Jenny Klock shares with us what she and her customers have been drinking lately.
Today is National Macaron Day, and that’s the perfect reason to indulge in one (or many) of these delicious delights. With flavors like pistachio, lavender, coffee and salted caramel, you’re sure to find one that pleases your palate.
Oprah has been secretly working with Starbucks and Teavana® to develop a tea blend called Oprah's Chai Tea. It will be available at participating Starbucks and Teavana retail stores in late April, and supports youth education.
Culinary website The Daily Meal recently named Adam Fortuna, of Cascina Spinasse and Artusi Bar, as one of their top 25 Bartenders in America. Read on to learn a little bit more about his thoughts on cocktails, Seattle, and when we might see the alcoholic slushies back at Artusi.
Feast Weekend in Walla Walla is an exclusive multi-course, wine-paired dinner and a big party! This year's Feast is April 11-12, and features bites and sips from fifty local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Check out pics from last year’s big event!
Volunteer Park's March Sunday Supper falls on the night before St. Patrick's Day, so they're preparing the perfect Irish meal to celebrate.
Who better to talk about Washington Wine Month than winemaker Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars? Greg shares his thoughts on wine style and the excitement of Washington wine.
Slate put together a hilarious and informative map of every state's "official meat" - The United Steaks of America, if you will. Washington's meat of choice is salami.
Is there such thing as rubbing coffee in the wound? Visit Seattle's marketing campaign treated hundreds of coffee shop goers in Denver to free coffee today to encourage people to spend 2 Days in Seattle.
Try something new with your next bowl of pho: a sweet, custardy Vietnamese soda that makes drinking egg yolk seem a lot more appealing than Rocky made it look.
Everyone needs something to look forward to, and for us that's the Seattle Street Food Festival. Even though it's all the way in August, the Festival has just announced it's expanding to two days.
As Washington Wine Month swings into full gear, here's an interview with Paul Zitarelli of Full Pull Wines to get winos started.
Another great week for the Seattle restaurant and bar scene, with five openings to report and no closings!
From salad dressing to cocktails: are you ready for olive oil to make the jump from the plate to the glass?
Though Starbucks frequently adds temporary new menu offerings with the changing seasons, it's rare that the Seattle-based coffee giant introduces a new drink that's here to stay.
Distilleries are a growing industry in Washington state, and Sunday's 'Meet Your Maker' event was all about honoring and recognizing over 25 of these local companies.
A great croissant is buttery and flaky with the perfect combination of soft and crunchy textures. Here are five of Seattle’s best croissants that will make any morning feel decadent and delightful.
A new month means another installment of Tavolàta’s Sunday Feast series. This month at the Ethan Stowell restaurant it's all about seafood, seafood, seafood.
Heaven just might be Seattle's very own shop, The Chocolate Box. Located in downtown Seattle, this store celebrates and focuses on local chocolates, wines and cheeses.
Scotland is flush with scotch whisky and shoreline, so when eating the Northwest’s native briny beast the oyster, scotch becomes a natural, if somewhat counter-intuitive, pairing.
Thunderbird Tavern reopens, Marché closes, and Tom Douglas announces he's opening a cooking school.
Is there anything worse than reaching for a glass of wine and finding out it has gone bad? Here are some tips to keep your eyes (and nose) on the lookout for a flawed wine.
Trying to determine the best banh mi sandwich in Seattle can inspire a lot of debate. Soft bread or crunchy? Meat or tofu? Lots of jalapeños or no? No matter what your favorite style is of banh mi, here are five sandwiches that are sure to leave you satisfied.
The quest for the perfect taco can mean stops anywhere from sit-down restaurants to dive bars and food trucks. Here are five taco joints in Seattle that give the perfect combination of flavor and affordability the next time you’re in the mood for some authentic Mexican food.
Multiple Seattle area restaurants are semifinalists in the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards by the James Beard Foundation.
As a local favorite ends its run, we take a moment to remember the good times at Madison Park Conservatory.
Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese-based dumpling chain whose first shop in Seattle's University Village opened December 2013. They were named by the New York Times as one of the top ten restaurants in the world.
Speed Rack Seattle pits female bartenders from around the Northwest against each other to find out who is the fastest. 100% of the proceeds in each city go to breast cancer education, prevention and research.
The restaurant industry is the largest employment group in the U.S. It can also be the most brutal. Spokane-based nonprofit Big Table has made it their mission to support industry members who are in crisis and need help.
Happy Birthday Mr. President! In George Washington's honor, we thought we’d mock up a nice appletini for you all to sit and enjoy tonight. Best part? This recipe uses a vodka made from actual Washington state apples – how much more patriotic can you get??
Do you know your hand-pulled noodle from your biang biang mian? Since these two types of noodle are recent arrivals to Seattle, it’s not surprising if you don’t. Here’s where to find them.
Great week for the Seattle restaurant scene - no closings to report and a bunch of great openings coming up.
If you still haven’t decided what to do for your sweetie tonight, it’s not too late to really impress them. Instead of battling the crowds this evening, why not stay in and have a romantic dinner for two?
USA Today's list of Seattle's best sweet shops includes Molly Moon's, Top Pot, and Cupcake Royale.
A wine shop is a great place to grab a bottle or learn a bit more about wine. Some of Seattle’s wine shops often host tastings where you can do both and get a tasting in too.
It's here. It's Valentine's Day, and you have nothing for your sweetie but flowers and a card. Which is fine..but doesn't exactly scream thought and appreciation. Enter the easiest chocolate truffles to make ever. Seriously - head home during lunch, whip these up and have them waiting for your love when they walk through the door.
Wine lovers, rejoice! Here is a not-so-definitive list of wine happy hours across Seattle and their specials, features, and times.
Ever been stuck on a lazy Saturday afternoon, not sure where to grab dinner or happy hour with your friends? Luckily for you, Sosh - one of the hottest apps to hit San Francisco and New York - is opening its doors to Seattle locals today to help you find the best spots for brunch, new places to grab a pint of beer, and discover dozens of other types of events.
We already knew that star Seahawk Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch couldn’t adhere to too healthful of a nutritional regimen since he draws his strength from what he calls his “power pellets”—Skittles to you and me. After watching what else he took in at last Wednesday’s parade, we thought about what his stomach might have to say.
You generally can’t go wrong if you get your sweetheart chocolates on Valentine’s Day, but there’s no reason to be boring this year when you pick out your sweet treats! We found five unique Washington chocolates that are enough to make anyone feel special.
Bison grass vodka, as it’s available in the US, is not the “real” thing—like wormwood-containing absinthe, true Żubrówka is not legal here. Now imitation versions without the offending ingredient exist, and at Seattle’s Polish Home Association community center, you can try it in the traditional fashion, alongside excellent Polish food.
What if you get home from that stressful day and you only want one glass? You’d either re-cap that bottle and hope too much deterioration doesn’t occur or decide to go bottoms up with the entire bottle. Now, there is a new option. Enter Coravin.
Seattleites are lucky to enjoy some of the best Vietnamese in the country. There are so many great places to eat the comfort food, it’s incredibly hard to visit them all. Here are five pho restaurants you should definitely give a try the next time you’re in the mood for the hearty soup.
Tini Bigs Martini Bar, the self-described "2nd Best Cocktail Lounge in Seattle", is introducing a brand new menu, just in time for the Super Bowl. Most notably? A separate menu dedicated entirely to meatballs.
Red wine or a pack of Bud Light Lime? What does the local craft beverage that your Valentine brings you as a gift really mean? Our guide has the answer!
One of Seattle’s best bartenders has a new home: Vessel co-owner Jim Romdall has landed at Rumba after the closure of his own bar, and he’s ready to talk daiquiris.
Things to think about before you tell your server ‘I’ll have a glass of white wine’ and how to navigate the tricky road of wines by the glass.
You've had brunch, but have you ever had Beast Brunch? How about Legion of Boom wings? And I bet you've never tried Golden Tate R' Tots. This Super Bowl Sunday, find a restaurant or bar that feeds you only the most special foods for this special day. Remember, it's our duty as fans in Seattle to consume as much green and blue food dye on Sunday as possible. Do it for the Hawks!
The zombie apocalypse has finally hit…weddings. Mike McCarey is the owner and pastry chef at Mike’s Amazing Cakes in Redmond, WA. Custom themes are McCarey’s specialty – and he has seen everything from dragon grooms cakes to doggie birthday cakes.
What does family do? It supports one another. So when we found out that Seattle's very own sister city of Reykjavik, Iceland (little know fact), had made and produced it's first vodka - we wanted to shout it from the rooftops.
What better time to open a restaurant or bar than right before the Super Bowl? Guaranteed business all day long on Sunday…and then the rest is up to you. Here are a couple local business taking the plunge this week!
We have to deal with a lot, living with bipolar Seattle weather. We don't let inclement rain, hail or wind stop our sports game, change our daily commutes, or reschedule our outdoor farmers markets. We also refuse to let if affect our ice cream consumption.
Valentine's Day is arguably the year's most difficult day to get reservations, let alone to one of the city's best restaurants. But Mark and Brian Canlis decided to give away their private dining room for two on February 14th this year to the Seahawk fan with the most spirit.
Bethenny Frankel, reality TV star, talk show host, and figurehead behind Skinnygirl Cocktails, is known for her signature drinks. She announced today not only that she is a Seattle Seahawks fan, but that she's also dreamed up 'The 206 Pride' and accompanying menu for this Sunday.
Everyone is getting behind the Hawks this week, including Taco Time Northwest restaurants. Starting Friday January 31 through Sunday - participating Taco Time's will be offering Champion Chips and Salsa. Also known as blue and green tortilla chips.
Never before has a candy been so closely associated with an athlete than with Skittles and Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks. And now, Skittles are responsible for more than just Lynch's energy on the field, and joining him to create a limited edition "Seattle Mix" to be auctioned off for charity.
With the New Year comes new beginnings, and in this case – one temporary ending. Here are this week's restaurant openings and closings.
Believe it or not, it's been 60 years since the Wallingford Dick's Drive-In arrived on the Seattle scene and started satisfying our every taste bud at a surprisingly low cost. They're celebrating all this week with even more steals and deals than usual, so take a nice long lunch break on either Tuesday or Friday and let yourself indulge.