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The Heat (and Funk) Is on at Boiling Point, Seattle's Hot Pot Mecca

Eating Asian Jay Friedman Post a comment

The deep red hue of fiery broths and the pungent smell of stinky tofu make this hot pot chain a compelling place to eat. Here's a look at perhaps the two most popular of their ten available hot pots. More

Korean Fried Chicken Will Make You Sing at Seattle's Stars in the Sky

Eating Asian Jay Friedman 5 comments

Karaoke is part of the draw at Stars in the Sky, but the Korean Fried Chicken is the star of the food menu that includes everything from pizza corn cheese to boiled silkworms. More

Seattle Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Naomi Bishop 1 comment

Cheap eats in Seattle run from one end of the food spectrum to the other, from the elegance and indulgence of lunch at Le Pichet to the sheer amount of amazing food at El Paisano, each checking in at under $10 a meal. So where do you go in Seattle when your budget is tight? Here are our top ten picks. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Dudewich at Terra Cole in Seattle

A Sandwich a Day Jay Friedman 2 comments

A sandwich might be a sandwich, but a Dudewich is more than the sum of its part. Here's what makes this sloppy joe so special. More

Japanese Classics and Specialty Surprises at Tsukushinbo in Seattle

Eating Asian Jay Friedman 1 comment

This homey Seattle restaurant serves Japanese classics like ramen and sushi, but if you're adventurous, items like ika wata ni are sure to delight. More

The Ultimate Oyster Experience on the 'Oyster Bus' in Seattle

Naomi Bishop 3 comments

At the risk of sounding like someone who just woke up from an amazing first date, it's difficult to imagine how any oyster-eating experience could improve upon the Walrus and Carpenter Low Tide Picnic (a riff on this Lewis Carroll poem. An empty beach, a 'sulkily shining' moon, such quantities of sand, and yes, that briny beach, make for a magical evening recreated for oyster enthusiasts by seafood guru Jon Rowley and Taylor Shellfish Farms. More

Gung-Ho About Taiwanese Breakfast? Try Kung-Ho, Near Seattle

Eating Asian Jay Friedman Post a comment

If you didn't know to ask, chances are you'd never see the breakfast menu at Kung-Ho, in Bellevue, WA. It's a menu worth requesting, though given the reasonably low prices, more intrepid diners can always just randomly select a number of items and have a good chance of enjoying most everything. But let me steer you to a few of my personal favorites (and where to point should you decide to give them a try). More

Have-It-Your-Way Hot Pots and More at Uway Malatang in Seattle

Eating Asian Jay Friedman Post a comment

With a self-service cooler area where you can design your own hot pot and a window showcasing the chef's noodle-making skills, Uway Malatang is a desirable destination in a largely abandoned mini-mall. More

Butchering Beasts and Firing Up the Grill at Miller's Guild in Seattle

Jay Friedman 9 comments

Affectionately called "the Hearth," Miller's Guild's custom-made Infierno puts out a lot of heat, producing delicious portions of beef, rack of lamb, pork loin, prawns, smoked quail, and more. More

Brewery to Watch: Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA

Drinks Heather Vandenengel 1 comment

"We'd like to see interest in herbal brewing expand, but we don't want to put ourselves in that category," says Robert Horner of Propolis Brewing. "So much of what we're doing is influenced by place, French-Belgian brewing, the countryside, old England, Old World. Our ales, they're herbal, but they have a lot more in common with a Westmalle or Dupont than most of the gruits on market." More

West Coast Food Events for November and Beyond

Remy Robert Post a comment

Whether you're looking for rare peach beers, DIY turkey processing, or a festival of chocolate, you're sure to stay busy and entertained in the coming weeks. Here's our round-up of upcoming events in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cemita de Pierna at Cemitas Poblanas, Seattle

A Sandwich a Day Naomi Bishop 1 comment

The cemita at Cemitas Poblanas in Seattle's Boulevard Park neighborhood is the poster child for the campaign against authenticity as the end-all and be-all of food criticism. It's a great sandwich, the spice and sharpness in the sauce and onion softened by the mellow avocado, soft bread, and cool cheese. It is not an authentic cemita. It is a delicious sandwich. More

The Best Ciders We Tried at Washington Cider Week 2013

Drinks Chris Lehault Post a comment

Washington State offers a range of ciders unlike those in any other part of the world. We spent the last few days touring the state from glass to glass to find the best ciders this hotbed has to offer: here are the highlights. More

Where the Locals Eat: 5 Great Spots for Seafood in Seattle, WA

Naomi Bishop 11 comments

The thing about great seafood in Seattle is it's everywhere. But that place out-of-towners dream of, where they sit in a nautically-themed restaurant and order a simple grilled salmon entrée while gazing out over Puget Sound? It exists mainly in the tourist corridor, where fulfilling that fantasy is far more important than serving up the finest Dungeness crab, freshly-shucked oysters, over-sized geoduck, or shockingly-sweet spot prawns. So where to go for the good stuff? Here's where the locals eat their seafood. More

Li'l Woody's Brings a Big Bite in Seattle

A Hamburger Today Charles Lam 12 comments

One of several new Capitol Hill burger newcomers, Li'l Woody's caters to the neighborhood's rapidly transitioning—and increasingly hip—residents. Good news is, Li'l Woody's is pretty good at catering to everyone else as well. More

A Sandwich a Day: Junction Croissant from Bakery Nouveau, Seattle

A Sandwich a Day Erin Jackson 1 comment

The Junction Croissant at Bakery Nouveau combines an otherworldly croissant with a complete breakfast. More

Whole Animals and Open Flames: Snapshots from Burning Beast in Arlington, WA

Naomi Bishop 2 comments

Sweetly smoking, engulfed in flames, strung up whole or buried underground in a coal-lined pit, an array of animals from elk to sardines greeted the crowds at Smoke Farm this Sunday for Burning Beast, the non-profit event space's annual fundraiser. More

A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese at Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Seattle, WA

A Sandwich a Day Erin Jackson 3 comments

The SeaTac airport location of Beecher's Handmade Cheese gives visitors who might have missed the Pike Place location a second chance to nab a noteworthy grilled cheese sandwich before boarding. More

Market Scene: University District Farmers Market in Seattle, WA

Market Scene Naomi Bishop 1 comment

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer, the national-award-winning U-District market distinguishes itself with an enormous selection of goods, from traditional crock-fermented kim chi and the highly regarded Rainier cherry, to fresh, whole salmon and a bounty of bivalves. More

Eat This Now: Pasta From Il Corvo Pasta in Seattle

J. Kenji López-Alt 8 comments

I'm a huge fan of specialized restaurants. Gimme a burger joint that makes just one perfect burger over an overwrought chain with hundreds of (often mediocre) options any day. When a shop specializes in something, it can mean one of two things: either (a) the chef is so terrible a cook that they can't possible come up with more than one dish, or b) the chef is a loon obsessed with perfecting the minutia of his craft on a level that can only be described as crazy. Il Corvo Pasta is the latter, in the best possible way. More

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