Restaurant Insider

Wednesday, 04/02/2014 10:00 AM
Lower Queen Anne is getting itself a nice little new food and wine cluster by way of the Expo Building (118 Republican St.), next door to the Seattle Center.
Monday, 03/31/2014 11:00 AM
Another successful Taste Washington is in the books, with lucky attendees treated to some of the best wine in the state over
Saturday, 03/29/2014 11:00 AM
The guys behind Bastille and Von Trapp’s (and Stoneburner and Poquitos) have gotten behind a new vendor management tool called Tate’s List. As boring as they may sound to non-industry goers, it’s actually a pretty brilliant idea.
Friday, 03/28/2014 4:48 PM
cupcake royale seattle magazine ballard cafe reopening
Cupcake Royale is unveiling its recently remodeled Ballard café with a string of freebies now through Sunday.
Thursday, 03/27/2014 8:00 AM
Taste WA is this weekend and if you haven't scored tickets yet, you best hurry. 
Wednesday, 03/26/2014 8:00 AM
"I'm not a very strategic person," chef Matt Dillon told the crowd at last week's restaurant development summit at The Triple Door. He was joined on stage by fellow restauratuers Renee Erickson, Tom Douglas, Thierry Rautureau, Rick Yoder and Ethan Stowell. He had just been asked by the moderator, "What's next?" or something equally loaded. 
Tuesday, 03/25/2014 12:15 AM
Food & Wine has come out with its list of The People’s Best New Chef 2014 nominees, and the only nod for Seattle comes in the form of Bar Sajor’s Edouardo Jordan. Last year, four local chefs made the cut.
Friday, 03/21/2014 5:20 PM
And now, some bakery pop-up news. First, newcomer Tracy Marcella has left her job as the breakfast chef at the Chelsea Station Inn to helm a new pastry pop-up at Satay in Wallingford. She tells me the partnership started as a friendship between her and the owners. 
Thursday, 03/20/2014 8:43 PM
Derek Ronspies is hosting an offal dinner at his Fremont restaurant Le Petit Cochon next Tuesday (March 25) and he wants us all to get over ourselves when it comes to eating the less popular parts of the animal. Here are 5 things he wants you to know about the dirty bits.
Wednesday, 03/19/2014 12:00 PM
I don't usually get too excited about barbecue, but when a guy considered to be the King of Brisket in Seattle tells you he's opening a barbecue joint, it's cause for excitment. Regardless.
Tuesday, 03/18/2014 5:46 PM
Finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty good show for Seattle. But before I present the short-list, let’s talk about why this award is such a big deal. While it may not mean much to the average consumer, this accolade is a huge honor for folks in the industry. Here’s why.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 7:26 PM
Margaritas are starting to sound really good right now. Not because the sun is starting to peek through the Seattle skies a little more often, but a new Mexican restaurant is on the fast-track to opening in Phinney Ridge.
Wednesday, 03/12/2014 1:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday, and rather than round up the best places to drink beer, we’re going green — with our favorite hued food, that is. We can’t guarantee eating these delicious verdant viands will keep you from getting pinched, but they are so delicious, you won’t even care. 1. Corned lamb salad at Revel
Tuesday, 03/11/2014 1:00 PM
In Seattle Magazine’s ongoing Many Faces of Seattle Neighborhoods, today we draw our attention to the zip code 98118. It’s a zip that encompasses the Rainier Valley, Seward Park and Columbia City. Periodically, I’ll be plucking a zip code and highlighting the best restaurants in the area — or at least ones that are deserving of your attention for whatever reason.
Monday, 03/10/2014 11:00 AM
In what is hopefully a sign that hotels, at least the boutique variety, may start bagging traditional room service all together, Miller's Guild is using very non-traditional packaging to deliver order-in. About two weeks ago, chef Jason Wilson and the crew at Hotel Max unveiled a nifty new room service program without using a single silver domed tray in the process.