Restaurant Insider Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Ffeed/0 en Family Meal of the Week: Spur http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-spur <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/photo1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=34975">photo1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pork belly and salmon curry over rice, drizzled with sriracha. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>There are meals in almost every restaurant serving off-menu items that you would never be lucky enough to eat unless you worked in the restaurant. They’re called family meals and they're served before or after service to feed those who work tirelessly to bring good food to your table —&nbsp;staff members who rarely get a chance to eat during their busy shift.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/family-meal-week-miyabi-45th">Family Meal of the Week: Miyabi 45th</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/throwback-thursday-whats-new-spur">Throwback Thursday: What&#039;s New at Spur</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/%5Buser-raw%5D/spurs-duck-leg-confit-bacon-vinaigrette">Spur&#039;s Duck leg confit with bacon vinaigrette</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/family-meal-week-spur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43171 at http://www.seattlemag.com Le Gourmand's Sara Naftaly Talks About Her New Chophouse Row Bakeshop, Amandine http://www.seattlemag.com/article/le-gourmands-sara-naftaly-talks-about-her-new-chophouse-row-bakeshop-amandine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/sara.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17236">sara.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bruce and Sara Naftaly </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sara Naftaly is best known in Seattle for co-owning <strong>Le Gourmand</strong> with her husband Bruce before it closed in June 2012 after nearly 30 years in business. The corner brick space in Ballard now houses <strong><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/ballards-brimmer-heeltap-serves-new-american-food-twist" target="_blank">Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a></strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.legourmandrestaurant.com/about.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Le Gourmand</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-sundstrom-why-hes-moving-lark-and-his-ambitious-new-project-capitol-hill">John Sundstrom On Why He&#039;s Moving Lark and His Ambitious New Project on Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-tom-douglas-new-cantina-opening-fall">10 Things to Know About Tom Douglas’ New Cantina, Opening This Fall</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/le-gourmands-sara-naftaly-talks-about-her-new-chophouse-row-bakeshop-amandine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43151 at http://www.seattlemag.com New Local Spirits and Liqueurs to Try this Summer http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-local-spirits-and-liqueurs-try-summer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/aj-rathbun">A.J. Rathbun</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/3howls-rye.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=60437">3howls-rye.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our local distillers are like year-round greenhouses–something exciting and intriguing is always blooming. Of course, the blooms are bottles full of delicious spirits and liqueurs, which are sure to make your summer tastier. Try any of the below new and new-ish releases and you'll see how right I am.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://3howls.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">3 Howls Distillery</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/12-local-spirits-you-must-taste">12 Local Spirits You Must Taste</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/4-cocktails-4th-july">4 Cocktails for the 4th of July</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outdoor-movies-music-more-summer-events-and-around-seattle">Outdoor Movies, Music &amp; More Summer Events in and Around Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-local-spirits-and-liqueurs-try-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Beer and Spirits Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:32:34 +0000 lauren.mang 43149 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Outtakes: My Review of Bourbon & Bones http://www.seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-bourbon-bones <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/fremont">Fremont</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurant-insider/0714bourbonbones2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=74390">0714bourbonbones2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A taxidermy warthog oversees the down-home scene in Fremont </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/fremonts-bourbon-bones-serves-really-good-barbecue" target="_blank">Reviewing <strong>Bourbon &amp; Bones</strong> for our July issue</a> was one of the most fun times I've had recently checking out a new restaurant. The barbecue here is mighty fine, but I"ll go back for the atmosphere. The near deafening Van Halen that was burning a whole through the speakers the last time I was there was crazy, in a very good way. I love the attitude this place gives off.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Matt Owens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-la-bodega">The Outtakes: My Review of La Bodega</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/charming-brunch-options-wandering-goose">Charming Brunch Options at Wandering Goose </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/outtakes-my-review-bourbon-bones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:42:11 +0000 Julien Perry 43144 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Things to Know About Cafe Solstice, Now Open on Capitol Hill http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-things-know-about-cafe-solstice-now-open-capitol-hill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/picstitch.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=82391">picstitch.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://cafesolsticeseattle.com/" target="_blank">Cafe Solstice</a></strong>, which started out as a modest coffee cart on Broadway back in 1993, has opened a full-fledged restaurant/coffee shop in the Lyric Apartment complex on Capitol Hill (corner of 10th and Thomas). They opened softly on June 21 (summer solstice) and officially opened this past Friday.</p> <p><strong>Here are 10 things to know:</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/%5Buser-raw%5D/coffee-video-brewing-seattle-coffee-works">Coffee Video: Brewing at Seattle Coffee Works</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/1910-capitol-hill-homes-refined-remodel">A 1910 Capitol Hill Home&#039;s Refined Remodel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-things-know-about-cafe-solstice-now-open-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43135 at http://www.seattlemag.com Brandon Kirksey Talks About His New Role as Executive Chef of Girin http://www.seattlemag.com/article/brandon-kirksey-talks-about-his-new-role-executive-chef-girin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/brandon-girin.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53181">brandon-girin.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new Korean-influenced steakhouse is coming to—wait for it—Pioneer Square. Girin (<em>510 Stadium Place S.</em>) will be going into Stadium Place, right next door to <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/josh-henderson-open-quality-athletics-sports-bar-pioneer-square" target="_blank">Josh Henderson’s Quality Athletics</a>, which is still on track for an early September opening.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ethan-stowell-s-latest-chippy-s-fish-drink-now-open-ballard">Ethan Stowell’s Latest, Chippy’s Fish &amp; Drink, Now Open in Ballard</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/new-bar-opening-part-ii-walrus-and-carpenters-eli-dahlin-will-be-chef-damn-weather">New Bar Opening Part II: Walrus and the Carpenter&#039;s Eli Dahlin Will Be the Chef at &#039;Damn the Weather&#039; </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/josh-henderson-open-quality-athletics-sports-bar-pioneer-square">Josh Henderson to Open &#039;Quality Athletics&#039; Sports Bar in Pioneer Square</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/brandon-kirksey-talks-about-his-new-role-executive-chef-girin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43105 at http://www.seattlemag.com What's Cooking With Former 'Top Chef' Contestant Robin Leventhal? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/whats-cooking-former-top-chef-contestant-robin-leventhal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/robin.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66865">robin.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When <em>Top Chef</em>&nbsp;was still in its heyday, before becoming less about contestants and more about product placement, hometown gal and former <strong>Crave</strong>&nbsp;chef-owner&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cravefood.com/" target="_blank">Robin Leventhal</a> quickly became the underdog everyone in Seattle wanted to take home the season six win. She didn’t, but she’s winning in a way bigger way these days.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://cravefood.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Photo Courtesy of CraveFood.com</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/why-jimgermanbars-jim-german-wants-you-head-east-young-men-and-women">Why Jimgermanbar&#039;s Jim German Wants You to Head East, Young Men and Women!</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-thing-i-ve-eaten-walla-walla-week">Best Thing I’ve Eaten in Walla Walla This Week </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/top-chef-seattle-stinks">Top Chef Seattle Stinks!</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/whats-cooking-former-top-chef-contestant-robin-leventhal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:00:35 +0000 Julien Perry 43086 at http://www.seattlemag.com Best Thing I’ve Eaten in Walla Walla This Week http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-thing-i-ve-eaten-walla-walla-week <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/photo1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=64668">photo1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kouign Amman (left), Almond Raspberry Danish (right) </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the years, I’ve stopped in at the <strong><a href="http://colvillestreetpatisserie.com/" target="_blank">Colville Street Patisserie</a></strong> a handful of times. I don’t usually start my days off with a pastry, but when you’re in Walla Walla, where it always feels like a mini vacation (er, not that I'm on vacation. This is day three of a four-day work trip. Research!), it’s a natural morning stop.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/33921">Kouign Amann Pastries</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/why-jimgermanbars-jim-german-wants-you-head-east-young-men-and-women">Why Jimgermanbar&#039;s Jim German Wants You to Head East, Young Men and Women!</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/dining/reviews/best-desserts-pastries-breads-1">Best Desserts, Pastries &amp; Breads</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-thing-i-ve-eaten-walla-walla-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43081 at http://www.seattlemag.com Why Jimgermanbar's Jim German Wants You to Head East, Young Men and Women! http://www.seattlemag.com/article/why-jimgermanbars-jim-german-wants-you-head-east-young-men-and-women <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/jimgerman.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=84446">jimgerman.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rare shot of Jim German relaxing on the patio of the jimgermanbar. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's day two of a four-day stay in Walla Walla for me (all in the name of work). And no trip out to these parts would be complete without a stop in nearby Waitsburg to see Jim German at his namesake cocktail bar, hailed as one of the best in the state.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wonderful-weekend-wine-tasting-walla-walla">A Wonderful Weekend of Wine Tasting in Walla Walla</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/whats-new-walla-walla">What&#039;s New in Walla Walla</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/paul-gregutts-waitsburg-cellars-unveils-wine-standouts">Paul Gregutt&#039;s Waitsburg Cellars Unveils Wine Standouts</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/why-jimgermanbars-jim-german-wants-you-head-east-young-men-and-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43075 at http://www.seattlemag.com Vino Volo Wine Bar: Your Sea-Tac Airport Savior http://www.seattlemag.com/article/vino-volo-wine-bar-your-sea-tac-airport-savior <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/photo.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=24897">photo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two glasses, one bottle ($13). </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">It’s Monday, which means the majority of us are&nbsp;likely (still)&nbsp;in wanderlust mode.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>I happen to be at&nbsp;Sea-Tac Airport as I write this—heading to Walla Walla to work on a piece for our October issue, which brings me to the crux of this breezy Monday blog post sponsored by bubbly.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/sea-tac-airport-rocks">Sea-Tac Airport Rocks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-wines-washingtons-winegrowing-regions">Best Wines of Washington&#039;s Winegrowing Regions</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mossback-monday-15-minimum-wage-news-pot-lottery-results-and-waterfront-makeover-contradictions">Mossback Monday: $15 Minimum Wage News, Pot Lottery Results and Waterfront Makeover Contradictions</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/vino-volo-wine-bar-your-sea-tac-airport-savior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43074 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Things to Know About 99 Park, Opening in Bellevue This Summer http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-99-park-opening-bellevue-summer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An independently owned restaurant is coming to town, and I’m not talking Seattle for once.&nbsp;</p> <p>Located just off Bellevue Downtown Park, the aptly named <strong><a href="http://99parkrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">99 Park</a></strong> will be a sleek and sexy little spot when it opens sometime this summer (best case scenario, mid-July). It’s owned and operated by former real estate developer Micha Pittman, who is a Bellevue resident himself.</p> <p><strong>Here are 10 things to know:</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/belly-bellevue-bar-classic-cocktail">Belly Up to this Bellevue Bar for a Classic Cocktail</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/hitchcock-best-new-restaurant-2011">Hitchcock: Best New Restaurant 2011</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/ambitious-bar-food-and-impressive-scotches-capitol-hills-old-sage">Ambitious Bar Food and Impressive Scotches at Capitol Hill&#039;s The Old Sage</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-99-park-opening-bellevue-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43052 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Outtakes: My Review of Liam's http://www.seattlemag.com/outtakes-my-review-liams <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Let’s talk about the dining scene in U-Village. It’s quite different than anywhere else in the city, yes? It’s like its own little bubble. What flies here isn’t necessarily an indication of what could compete in the realm of chef-driven neighborhood spots.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sugar-mt-bake-shop-finds-temporary-home-pasta-co">Sugar Mt. Bake Shop Finds Temporary Home at Pasta &amp; Co. </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/new-date-night-spot-liams-u-village">New Date Night Spot: Liam&#039;s in U Village</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-magazines-3rd-annual-food-establishment-list-national-impact-edition">Seattle Magazine&#039;s 3rd Annual Food Establishment List: The National Impact Edition</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/outtakes-my-review-liams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43042 at http://www.seattlemag.com Family Meal of the Week: Miyabi 45th http://www.seattlemag.com/family-meal-week-miyabi-45th <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Introducing <strong>Family Meal of the Week</strong> — a recurring column that explores the staff meals served in various restaurants across the Puget Sound. Today we feature <strong>Miyabi 45<sup>th</sup></strong>.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/miyabi-45th-restaurant-review">Miyabi 45th Restaurant Review</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/wallingford-best-seattle-neighborhoods-2013">Wallingford: Best Seattle Neighborhoods 2013</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/long-queues-kukais-ramen">Long Queues for Kukai&#039;s Ramen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/family-meal-week-miyabi-45th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 43016 at http://www.seattlemag.com Restaurant Openings, Closings & More http://www.seattlemag.com/restaurant-openings-closings-more-6 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.</p> <p><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>OPENINGS</strong></span></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-tom-douglas-new-cantina-opening-fall">10 Things to Know About Tom Douglas’ New Cantina, Opening This Fall</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-ericka-burkes-canal-market-opening-summer">10 Things to Know About Ericka Burke&#039;s Canal Market, Opening This Summer</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outtakes-my-review-brimmer-heeltap">The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer &amp; Heeltap</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/restaurant-openings-closings-more-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Julien Perry 42989 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Things to Know About Ericka Burke's Canal Market, Opening This Summer http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-ericka-burkes-canal-market-opening-summer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Just like her Capitol Hill counterpart John Sundstrom, Ericka Burke is <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/john-sundstrom-why-hes-moving-lark-and-his-ambitious-new-project-capitol-hill" target="_blank">re-emerging with three new projects</a> this year. And also like Sundstrom, it’s all happening nearly a decade after opening her first Seattle restaurant, <strong><a href="http://alwaysfreshgoodness.com/" target="_blank">Volunteer Park Café</a></strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-sundstrom-why-hes-moving-lark-and-his-ambitious-new-project-capitol-hill">John Sundstrom On Why He&#039;s Moving Lark and His Ambitious New Project on Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-eric-johnson-and-his-forthcoming-restaurant-stateside">10 Things to Know About Eric Johnson and His Forthcoming Restaurant &#039;Stateside&#039;</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/7-best-restaurants-define-seattle-dining-now">7 Best Restaurants That Define Seattle Dining Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-ericka-burkes-canal-market-opening-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:00:10 +0000 Julien Perry 42918 at http://www.seattlemag.com