Restaurant Insider

Tuesday, 02/18/2014 9:00 AM
Lots of things get announced on Facebook these days, but it's still sad and a bit jarring to see a restaurant announce its final day. Yesterday afternoon, Daisley Gordon turned to social media to let the public know that he's closing his "hidden gem" bistro Marché after a nearly two-and-a-half-year run in the heart of Pike Place Market: Dear Friends,
Monday, 02/17/2014 6:27 PM
Welcome to Chef Confidential, a new recurring feature here at Restaurant Insider in which chefs and other industry types divulge amusing and embarrassing stories from the dining trenches.
Wednesday, 02/12/2014 9:00 AM
Because there's no such thing as too many doughnuts, Top Pot (which recenly celebrated its 12th anniversary Feb. 8) is opening another store. This one, however, is a little different for a couple of reasons.
Wednesday, 02/12/2014 8:00 AM
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It's only February, and this year is already looking to rival Josh Henderson's very productive 2013 — a year that spawned Skillet Diner Ballard, Westward / Little Gull, Hollywood Tavern and C
Tuesday, 02/11/2014 10:00 AM
It won't be long before Georgetown has a new deli. During a lunch stop yesterday at Brendan McGill's lovely Pioneer Square beer hall, Altstadt, he told me he was on his way to put paper on the windows of his current project  — a sure sign a space is in the hands of new ownership.  "Before it was more of an agreement. Now, it's happening," he says.
Monday, 02/10/2014 11:24 PM
And, ladies and gentleman, that's how fast the restaurant industry works! After just two nights of practice service over the weekend, Ethan and Angela Stowell are formally swinging open the doors to their new Madrona steak frites bistro, Red Cow (1423 34th Ave), in time for dinner tonight. Here's the menu, in case you missed it. 
Friday, 02/07/2014 5:44 PM
Ethan and Angela Stowell's Red Cow is quickly approaching soft opening stage, and today, they've given us an exclusive first look at its menu.  The steak frites concept in Madrona is opening in the former Restaurant Bea space (which was formerly June, which was formerly Cremant) sometime after Valentine's Day (an official date will be released in about a week or so). Once that happens, the bistro will be in business Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm and Fri-Sat until 11pm.
Wednesday, 02/05/2014 5:55 PM
Not sure you’ve heard, but there’s a major parade taking place in Seattle today. Around 300,000 people are expected to line the streets from Belltown to SODO to welcome the Seahawks home after their big Super Bowl win. The parade starts at 11 am at 4th and Denny and is expected to end around 1:30 pm at CenturyLink.
Monday, 02/03/2014 11:32 PM
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Madison Park Conservatory has been, for the past three years, one of those restaurants that even though you know it's a dining destination, you always just assumed that it would stick around on reputation alone.
Friday, 01/31/2014 7:30 PM
Julien Perry, former editor of Eater and contributor to Seattle Weekly's Voracious blog and KOMO Newsradio, starts today as Seattle magazine’s new dining editor. Before she hits the ground running with daily Restaurant Insider blog updates here at seattlemag.com—look for her insightful reviews and food coverage for the print edition starting in our May issue—we wanted to introduce her to our readers.
Wednesday, 01/15/2014 12:39 AM
I know from experience the sheer rapture a new restaurant can bring to a neighborhood that was once pretty much void of them.
Wednesday, 01/01/2014 6:10 PM
During a recent dinner at Dot's Delicatessen (yes, they serve dinner, and yes, you should go; the food is very good), our server dropped the news that Dot's would be renovating to make dinner seating more comfortable.  When I followed up with Dot's owner, Miles James, he told me that the renovation will be a little more involved. In fact, Dot's Delicatessen will close and reopen, becoming Dot’s Charcuterie and Bistrot.
Monday, 12/16/2013 8:23 PM
It seems a bit fuddy-duddy to say "hostess gift," but many of us will be attending holiday parties in the coming weeks and no one wants to show up empty handed. So here, a few delicious food (and drink) ideas for what to bring. They'll appreciate more than just the thought. Seattle Sweets & Co. caramels available at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. I prefer the plain, salted version, but you can purchase an assortment with all sorts of intriguing flavors (black pepper grapefruit!).