Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Revel certainly has something going for it, considering that I’ve already eaten there four times since it opened last month.  It’s not just that it’s down the street from where I work in Fremont, though that’s certainly a bonus.  What has me coming back each time is knowing that I’ll soon be digging into a […]

Brunch at The Harvest Vine

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Crack buns.  Need I say more?  Nicknamed by Harvest Vine customers who are as enamored as I am with “Carolin’s Sweet Buns,” these buttery pastries truly are addictive.  They go fast, too.  The first time we visited the Harvest Vine for their new brunch, our server had to check with the kitchen to make sure […]

Nettletown opens on Eastlake

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

One of our favorite Seattle restaurants closed at the end of last year, leaving an open space sandwiched between a Subway shop and a teriyaki place in a strip mall on Eastlake.  Sitka & Spruce will be reopening elsewhere, and its old space has been filled with Nettletown, a restaurant opened this month by Christina […]

Breakfast for $5? One more week at Toulouse Petit

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

As you walk through the glass-paneled wood doors, you pass below an ornate sign resembling the one hung over sister restaurant Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge next door. This sign, however, is laced with the curves of New Orleans style wrought iron, and reads “Toulouse.” Inspired by the French Quarter, Toulouse Petit opened in lower Queen […]

Holiday brunch at home

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

It’s the time of year when many of us are hosting out of town visitors and family.  With the holidays, you may be planning a brunch, perhaps for Christmas morning, or maybe for New Year’s Day.  I’m curious: what are your favorite things to make for brunch? I like to look for make-ahead recipes, so […]

The Portland food rampage

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Six of us met up in Portland for three days this past weekend for the sole purpose of eating our way around the city.  Our friends Kye and Eric initially proposed the idea so that we could all try their favorite Portland restaurant, Tanuki, and we were immediately on board along with friends Michael and […]

Corson Building Sunday brunch

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I’ve been waiting for The Corson Building to start brunch for what seems like for-e-ver.  At around the time that The Corson Building opened last year, my favorite brunch in Seattle, the one at sister-restaurant Sitka and Spruce, closed.  It was a sad day when we walked up on a Sunday morning, only to find […]

Rover’s brunch: a tasty beginning to a beautiful Seattle day

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I had requested beautiful weather for my birthday, and woke up to the warmest day yet this spring.  The sun was streaming through the arboretum as we headed to Rover’s this morning for their first ever brunch.  We were even the first to arrive.  (After seeing our photos in A Day at elBulli last month, […]

Brunch at Crémant

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Crémant is one of my favorite restaurants in town.  We don’t get over to Madrona often, but I’m always happy to take an excursion for steak frites or roasted marrow bones.  When I heard last week that Crémant was going to start serving brunch on the weekend, I felt like Jules in Pulp Fiction when […]

Anita’s Crêpes opens, while some market locations close

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Now we can have our favorite crêpes for dinner, too.  Anita opened her restaurant in Ballard this week, serving crêpes just like her popular farmer’s market locations.  In addition to some of the market-favorites, like my “usual,” the spinach, feta, mozzarella, and cracked black pepper crêpe, she has some new crêpes that you can only […]

A weekend in Portland

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

It had been almost two years since we’d been down to Portland, Oregon.  Portland has become quite a dining destination in recent years, with skilled chefs opening innovative restaurants constantly.  We spent two nights there this weekend, hoping to whittle down the list of restaurants we’ve been compiling.  While it was one of our more […]

Brunch at Veil

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

We decided to try something new for brunch on Sunday, and had read that Veil started serving brunch late last year, so we headed to lower Queen Anne.  During the day, Veil’s interior is diffuse and glowing, giving it a bit of a dreamy feel – perfect for waking up while waiting for your food. […]