Naomi Tomky

Writer

Naomi Tomky
Naomi Tomky
Writer
Naomi Tomky is the unrelentingly enthusiastic eater, drinker, photographer, and writer behind the blog The GastroGnome.

Naomi Tomky is the unrelentingly enthusiastic eater, photographer, and writer behind The GastroGnome. Since 2006, she’s brought her (sometimes over) eager mouth to tables around the world in search of new things to shove in it. From Beijing to Texas, from un-cleaned pig intestine (it sounds worse than it is) to huckleberry ice cream, there’s an adventure on every plate she dives into. Her writing can be found in the Seattle Weekly, Serious Eats, and Eat Your World. Her food and restaurant photography have appeared in all of those, plus Edible Seattle, Food and Wine Magazine, and Sunset Magazine. She lives in Seattle with her fiancée, and muppet-like dog. By day, she is the marketing manager for a group of grocery stores. When she’s not eating food or writing about it, she’s usually trying to work it off by skiing, running, or mountain biking.

Recent stories by Naomi Tomky

Eat & Drink 5 best alternatives to traditional brunch 5 best alternatives to traditional brunch (Photo Gallery)

There’s a myth (perpetuated, I suspect, by restaurant PR folks) that all Mom wants for Mothers’ Day is a traditional brunch: eggs, toast, and perhaps a fruit salad. But this is 2015, and the brunch that Mom actually wants might not be from the Franco-American canon of classic cuisine.

Eat & Drink A full day of eating in White Center A full day of eating in White Center (Photo Gallery)

Thirty new restaurants opened up last year on Capitol Hill. Fremont is home to multiple restaurants receiving national acclaim. But when someone asks about the best eating neighborhood in Seattle, it’s impossible not to bring White Center into the discussion. But where to go? We've got answers.

Eat & Drink 4 Goals for Seattle’s Food Scene in 2015 4 Goals for Seattle’s Food Scene in 2015

2014 was a good year: the city upped its barbecue game and got a decent chicken-and-waffles restaurant, fulfilling many of my long-term goals for Seattle’s food scene. But what’s next? Here’s a list of four improvements I’d like to see happen in the Seattle food scene in 2015.

Eat & Drink Drink your sunshine at Seattle’s three best tiki nights Drink your sunshine at Seattle’s three best tiki nights

It’s been six years since the last local Trader Vic’s shut its doors, and, really, only a few bars carry the tiki torch in Seattle full-time anymore. But, as the faux-Polynesian drinks regain steam around the country, Seattle bars are dedicating nights to the strong, playful flavors.

Eat & Drink 7 food and drink gifts for everyone on your list 7 food and drink gifts for everyone on your list

The best thing about eating and drinking is that everyone has to do it. Even your brother training for the Ironman has to get his “fuel” from somewhere. Some people are more enthusiastic about where their food came from - but the key is, food gifts are an easy answer for anyone, because everybody eats.