Restaurants

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 […]


Maximus / Minimus

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Who would have thought that Seattle would have not one, but two retrofitted Airstream trailers serving delicious street food?  Not I.  So when fellow food-blogger Keren Brown announced that this month’s blogger get-together would be at the newly-opened “pig truck,” aka Maximus / Minimus, we couldn’t wait to go! Maximus / Minimus is the brainchild […]


Homegrown Sandwiches

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Is Fremont becoming the Seattle sandwich mecca?  First Paseo, then Baguette Box, now Homegrown Sandwiches.   Light pours in through the tall windows in front, with equally tall chalkboard menus lining one wall, detailing the numerous options.  We’ve visited Homegrown twice since they opened last month, and word of their opening has clearly gotten out […]


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, […]


Sukiyaki at Chiso Kappo

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Earlier this year, our friends Eric and Kye were telling us about the Japanese dish called sukiyaki, and how it’s difficult to find at restaurants in Seattle.  Eric’s description of it sounded so good – cooking sliced meat, noodles, and vegetables in a rich, bubbling broth of soy and sake, then dipping the hot food […]


Anchovies and Olives

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Ethan Stowell’s fourth restaurant, Anchovies and Olives, opened Thursday night in Capitol Hill.  We stopped by yesterday to see the space and try a few dishes. Gnocchi with lobster and mint A&O is on the corner of 15th and Pine, making it a great spot for people-watching, with a seemingly never-ending parade of folks outside.  […]


The year of the Ox

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Omakase at Tojo’s. When our friends Michael and Susan proposed that we make a trip up to Vancouver to celebrate the Chinese New Year, it took us about two seconds to say yes.  It had been a year since our last trip, and we’d been wanting to go back to some of our classic favorite […]


Spring Hill, way out west

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

We don’t make it to West Seattle much.  Sure, we’ve made the pilgrimage for amazing pastries and chocolates at Bakery Nouveau, and have had several omakase and kaiseki dinners at Mashiko’s.  But West Seattle isn’t the first place we think of when deciding on where to go for food.  So, after hearing good things about […]


Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

We’ve enjoyed many dinners at our neighborhood restaurant Pair over the past few years.  Owners Sarah and Felix Penn opened their second restaurant Frank’s this month, just a few blocks away from Pair, so we stopped in for dinner on their first Friday night to see what the new place is all about.   Dark […]


Cantinetta opens in Wallingford

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Italian.  It’s my favorite cuisine, but for years, I’d hate to eat it dining out in Seattle.  When I moved here, there were plenty of Italian-American restaurants.  You know the kind, where sauces are heavy and poured on top of too-soft pasta, and the kitschy Italian music is playing.  But Seattle was deprived of many […]


Monsoon East

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Eric Bahn was greeting guests at every table tonight, his first official night open on the Eastside.  We were impressed with the interior of the new Monsoon, as it’s quite a transformation from the previous Porcella space.  He explained the thought they put into every detail.  The marble at the bar is from Vietnam, the […]


Jack’s Tapas Cafe – revisited

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Longtime readers might recall Dawn’s post earlier this year about Jack’s Tapas Cafe in the U-District.  We thought it was worth sharing some more thoughts on Jack’s, now that we’ve had a chance to dig in and try more of their menu. Jack’s, Chiang’s Gourmet (in Lake City), and Szechuan Chef (in Bellevue) are our […]