Restaurant reviews

Everett hole-in-the-wall hides a gem of Oaxaca deli flavors

Go for Mexican tacos, tortas and enchiladas, stay for the corn smut

Narrative Coffee brings San Francisco cafe feel to Everett

I can’t remember who said that Narrative Coffee is “very San Francisco.” I like the description because the downtown shop is hip, upscale… Continue reading

Design-your-own pizza arrives at Tulalip

Fridays were pizza night in the Mascitti home. Chef Perry Mascitti’s mother made the dough from scratch and her favorite pizza pans were worn and… Continue reading

Gyro Shack on Evergreen Way a drive-thru for real Greek food

If how to pronounce gyro is Greek to you… don’t worry. Say it phonetically as “gyro,” as in gyroscope, and someone will correct… Continue reading

Renamed Tang Wong carries on China Doll’s legacy in Everett

For more than 50 years, it was the China Doll. It was in a drab, mostly windowless building with a bright yellow sign… Continue reading

The Creamery Co. in Marysville not your average fro-yo shop

When readers contact The Herald to make suggestions for stories about local restaurants, we pay attention. Not long ago, we heard from a mother and… Continue reading

A tour of McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, pub-crawl style

Soon after McMenamins Anderson School opened, general manager Jared Prince was walking through The Woodshop, one of the three restaurants on the property, and recognized… Continue reading

High standards, hard work help Tulalip Bay earn elite rating

On a recent Friday evening, Tulalip Bay restaurant was filled with the sounds of clinking silverware, the subtle sizzle of the cherry-wood fired… Continue reading

Ingallina’s delivers: Delicious box lunches made from scratch

On a recent day, four Ingallina’s box lunches were delivered to The Herald. We didn’t ask for them. They just showed up. I had eaten… Continue reading

New coffee shop in downtown Everett is getting rave reviews

Over the past month, Velton Ross, owner of Everett’s Velton Coffee Roasting Co., has seen a lot of chatter on social media from his industry… Continue reading

Village, renowned for its housemade pies, returns to Marysville

Our mission was to buy a pie. That’s what Marysville’s iconic Village restaurant, which burned down in February, meant to us as young people. Pie.… Continue reading

There’s nothing faux about this pho at Lynnwood eatery

The stretch of Highway 99 from south Everett into Lynnwood is a mecca of pot and pho shops. With so many choices, how’s… Continue reading

Revolve True Food & Wine Bar all about good-for-you eating

It’s Saturday. Relatives are in town. Where to go for brunch? If you live in south Snohomish County, a short drive to Main Street in… Continue reading

Get your gooey-creamy-messy fix at Mikie’s in Everett

Sometimes you just have to give healthy eating a night off. The place to indulge is Mikie’s Restaurant. Messy burgers. Dripping chili dogs. Creamy milkshakes.… Continue reading

More restaurants delivering take-out food with UberEats

So a burger sounds great, but strapping your toddlers into their car seats for a ride to the restaurant doesn’t? Now there’s UberEats in Snohomish… Continue reading

Kai Sushi in Everett is lifelong raw fish consumer’s new favorite

Kai Sushi in downtown Everett. It was the latest to receive the stamp of… Continue reading

CafeWorks in Everett a place of partnerships and paninis

I wanted to delay going back to the office after a recent assignment downtown with Herald news producer Sue Misao. I knew just… Continue reading

Everett bakery offers delightful array of goodies

It was mid-Saturday afternoon and the bakery was still packed. One thinks of Saturday morning as the time when people line up for… Continue reading

J&L Texas-style barbecue expands to Colby Avenue smokehouse

The orange barbecue shack in Snohomish has expanded to downtown Everett. The second location of J&L BBQ opened this week on Colby Avenue, between The… Continue reading

Glowing recommendation holds up at Red Lantern in Edmonds

A while back, reader Don Brody contacted The Herald to offer up a dining story suggestion. A well-traveled man, Don even lived for a time… Continue reading