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 How to get the best restaurant recommendations How to get the best restaurant recommendations (Photo Gallery)

Matching a person up with their perfect meal for a date, a business lunch, or just for the most amazing bite of the week gives me a special thrill — it’s a big part of why I do this job. Here's how to help me get you to the best meal in the city. To borrow the words of Jerry Maguire: help me help you.

Eat & Drink Country Dough needs a bit more time to rise Country Dough needs a bit more time to rise (Photo Gallery)

When Country Dough, Chef Cheng Biao Yang’s new Pike Place Market Chinese restaurant, is focused on its titular product, it succeeds marvelously. Unfortunately, an even more apt name might be Country Lettuce: the fillings (mostly lettuce) and sauces that are on top of, underneath, or within that dough don’t live up to the standard Biao Yang himself set at previous restaurants.

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.