517 S. First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-5566; www.calletacostequila.com.
Specialty: Mexican, tequila
Mexican food with a twist in Mount Vernon.
Reviewed Jan. 20.
Tablas Woodstone Taverna
15522 Main St., Mill Creek; 425-948-7654; www.tablaswt.com.
Specialty: Spanish tapas.
Small plates deliver big flavor at Mill Creek eatery.
Reviewed Jan. 13.
Express Mediterranean Cuisine
2005 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-493-3935.
Step right up for tasty Middle Eastern specialties in downtown Everett.
Reviewed Jan. 6.
Hat Trick Pizza
1816 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-8156
Everett pizzeria scores a dining Hat Trick.
Reviewed Dec. 23.
Pho Mai Noodles
5129 Evergreen Way S., Everett; 425-303-8866; www.phomainoodles.com.
Specialty: Noodle soup.
Warm up and fill up at cheery Everett noodle soup.
Reviewed Dec. 16.
Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano
5030 Evergreen Way, Everett; www.giannisitaliano.com; 425-252-2435
Perfect spot for pizza and a glass of vino in Everett.
Reviewed Dec. 9.
La Conner Brewing Co.
117 S. First St., La Conner; 360-466-1415; www.laconnerbrewery.com Le Conner brewpub has pizza, beer mastered.
Reviewed Dec. 2.
21910 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-775-4243; www.ddir.com.
Fabled burger joint worth the wait in Edmonds.
Reviewed Nov. 25.
Stuff What I Like
2915 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-257-0357; www.stuffwhatilike.com Specialty: Exotic burgers and Micronesian.
Exotic game is what’s cooking at Everett grill.
Reviewed Nov. 11.
1401 172nd St. NE, Lakewood; 360-652-0984
Forget the chains; try this inexpensive, tasy Mexican food.
Reviewed Nov. 4.
Fish Tale Brew Pub
2019 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-789-1510; www.fishbrewing.com/brewpub
Speciality:Beer and an interesting twist on pub food
Vegetarian options: Some options including falafel sandwiches and vegan wraps.
Fish Tales: You’ll come for the beer and stay for the food.
Reviewed Oct. 28.
La Cuesta Mexican Restaurant
1621 41st St., Everett; 425-303-0783; bitemecupcakes.us
Simply Sweet Cupcakes
12061/2 First St.; 360-568-8600, and 2705 Bickford Ave.; 360-863-2956, www.simplysweetcupcakes.com.
Snohomish’s dueling confections put to sweet-tooth test.
Reviewed Oct. 14.
#1 New York Pizza
17809 Highway 9, Snohomish: 360-668-7282.
Specialties: Pizza and Italian
Clearview pizzeria topped with charm, attitude.
Reviewed Oct. 7.
The Majestic Cafe
2929 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-339-2074; www.themajesticcafe.com.
Specialty: Comfort food
New location, same great comfort food.
Reviewed Sept. 30.
Emory’s Lakefront Bistro &Bar
11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-7772; www.emorys.com.
Returning from arson fire, Emory’s better than ever.
Reviewed Sept. 23.
The Crepe Escape and Coffee House
110 Cedar Ave. Snohomish, 360-722-0116; crepeescapesnohomish.com.
Crepery creates sensation in Snohomish.
Reviewed Sept. 16.
Kate’s Greek and American Deli
2512 Colby Ave. Suite A, Everett; 425-303-8012
Specialty: Breakfast and lunch
Downtown standby serves hearty breakfasts and lunches.
Reviewed Sept. 9.
Bistro San Martin
231 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; www.bistrosanmartin.com; 360-474-9229.
Specialty: World-inspired regional.
Skillful staff makes restaurant special.
Reviewed Sept. 2.
Sol Food Bar &Grill
Specialty: South American, Caribbean
Give tasty Latin cuisine a try.
Reviewed Aug. 26.
A Pizza House
2625 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-252-5555.
Topings by the pound make for fill-you-up pizza.
Rviewered Aug. 19
Tuscano’s Italian Kitchen
14919 North Kelsey St., Monroe; 360-805-5453; www.tuscanositalian.com
The word is out on satisfying Italian eatery in Monroe.
Reviewed Aug. 12.
Original Pancake House
1904 201st Place SE, on the Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-419-4476; www.originalpancakehouse.com.
Specialty: Pancakes and omelettes
Bring a hearty appetite to Bothell breakfast mecca.
Reviewed Aug. 5.
Blazing Onion Burger Co.
Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood, next to the food court; 425-640-9100; www.blazingonion.com.
Burgers, onion rings shine at mall’s newest addition.
Reviewed July 22.
Northwest Bistro &Brewery
104 N. Lewis St., Monroe; 360-794-4056 (no website yet; check them out on Facebook)
Specialty: Northwest-style local dishes, hand-crafted beers
New place shows promise amid a few kinks.
Reviewed July 15.
Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant
16300 Mill Creek Blvd., next to Mill Creek Town Center; 425-745-6668; www.zengardenmillcreek.com.
Speciality: Dim sum.
Lunchtime specialty dim sum alive and well in Mill Creek.
Reviewed July 8.
1510 41st St., Everett; 425-259-0525; www.afktavern.com/index.php
Good grub for gamers, geeks and everyone else.
Reviewed June 24.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.
1205 Craftsman Way, Everett; 425-257-9316; www.scuttlebuttbrewing.com.
Speciality: Pub fare.
Everett pub offers same tast food at new location.
Reviewed June 17.
Hosoonyi Korean Restaurant
23830 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-775-8196; www.hosoonyitofu.us
Korean cuisine goes beyond tofu and barbecue.
Reviewed June 10.
Pacioni’s Italian Restaurant
606 South First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-3314; www.pacionis.com
Pizzeria stands test of time.
Reviewed June 3.
5028 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-258-6945
Handmade burritos hard to resist.
Reviewed May 27.
Billie on Gourmet Burgers and Fish &Chips
7405 Haredeson Road, Suite C; Everett; 425-348-4757
Mom and pop place turns out burgers to suit all tastes.
Reviewed May 20.
Ezell’s Famous Chicken
615 112th St. SE, Everett; 425-267-9690; www.ezellschicken.com
Specialty: Fried chicken
Bigger birds mean juicy meat in every mouthful.
Reviewed May 13.
Major League Pizza
2811 Colby Ave., Suite C, Everett; 425-259-5554; www.majorleaguepizza.com.
Downtown destination for pizza lovers.
Reviewed May 6.
BCD Tofu House
3301 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-776-8001; www.bcdtofu.com
Specialties: Korean tofu soup
Ignore decor and focus on Fantastic Korean fare.
Reviewed April 29.
1008 Cedar Avenue, Marysville; 360-653-7545; www.boondockerscafe.com
Specialty: Burgers and Indian food
Do Indian dishes work at a burger joint? Absolutely.
Reviewed April 22.
Masala Bar &Grill
19409 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-481-9000; www.masalabarandgrill.com.
Bothell restaurant hits every note just right.
Reviewed April 15.
Seeds Bistro &Bar
623 Morris St., La Conner; 360-466-3280; www.seedsbistro.com.
Specialty: American bistro fare, local ingredients.
Convivial eatery with straightforward fare.
Reviewed April 8.
Best of Pho
9330 State Ave., Marysville; 360-658-0897
Specialties: Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup
Marysville eatery features signature Vietnamese dish.
Reviewed April 1.
Diamond Knot Camano Lodge
170 E. Cross Island Road, Camano Island; 360-387-9972; www.diamondknot.com/Camano/index.html
Reviewed March 25.
Visit old favorite after exploring the island.
9414 State Ave., Marysville; 360-657-7783.
Specialties: Burgers, sandwiches and fries
Head to Marsyville for fill-you-up burgers.
Reviewed March 18.
Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille
7928 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425.374.3333; www.mukilteolodge.com.
Specialties: Burgers, steaks and beer
Bow down to the Dawg burger in Mukilteo.
Reviewed March 4.
16510 State Route 9, SE #101, Snohomish, 360-668-4433
Chocolate OMG worth the visit.
Reviewed Feb. 25.
Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna
101 Main St., Edmonds, 425-744-9999.
Specialty: Northwest-influenced Mediterranean tapas
Tapas, Edmonds-style, near the ferry.
Reviewed Feb. 18.
1120 164th St., Suite F, Lynnwood; 425-745-2949; www.kababhouse.com.
Specialties: Pakistani and Indian
Authentic tastes of south Asia.
Reviewed Feb. 11.
3525 168th St. NE, Smokey Point; 360-658-0696
Specialty: Tried-and-true breakfast and lunch fare.
Talk shop over old-fashioned breakfast.
Reviewed Feb. 4.
Solid Rock Coffee Company
Specialties: Breakfast and lunch, homemade soup
Food’s the star at coffeeshops.
Reviewed Jan. 28.
Big Sticky’s Bar-B-Que
9214 State Ave., Marysville; 360-653-4433
Specialty: Kansas City barbecue
Great Kansas City-style barbecue in Marsyville.
Reviewed Jan. 21.
19565 U.S. 2, Monroe; 360-863-9999
Belly dancing tops off fine Mediterranean meal.
Reviewed Jan. 14.
24 Star Thai Cuisine
Hill Top Plaza, 1120 164th St. SW., Lynnwood; www.24starthai.com; 425-742-9155
Save room for superb coconut ice cream.
Reviewed Jan. 7.
Amigo Mexican Restaurant
6996 265th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-5052; www.stanwoodamigos.com.
Amigo’s your pal for Mexican fare.
Reviewed Dec. 24.
8630 36th Ave. NE, Marysville; www.asian1.us; 360-653-2422
Specialties: Sushi, Thai
Menu packed with good, healthy options.
Reviewed Dec. 17.
The Red Onion Burger
23209 56th Ave. W. Mountlake Terrace; www.redonionburgers.com; 425-678-8340
Lots of choices at Mountlake Terrace burger joint.
Reviewed Dec. 10.
The Shire Cafe
117 E. Division St., Arlington; www.mirkwoodshirecafe.com; 360-403-9020
Specialties: Vegetarian, vegan
Vegetarian bar food for Arlington crowd.
Reviewed Dec. 3
415 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; www. ambrosiamukilteo.com; 425-355-7393
Specialty: Asian fusion
Enjoy Asian fusion at cozy Mukilteo eatery.
Reviewed Nov. 26
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
2707 171st Place NE, Marysville, Smokey Point; 360-652-8707; www.fiveguys.com
Specialty: Burgers and fries
Five Guys is simply excellent.
Reviewed Nov. 12.
Omega Pizza and Pasta
102 S. Granite Ave., Granite Falls; 360-691-4394; www.omegamenu.com
Specialty: Greek and Italian food and pizza
Omega a treat, even without the hike.
Reviewed Nov. 5.
Celtic Bayou Irish Pub &Cajun Cafe
19800 44th Ave. W., Suite H, Lynnwood; 425-776-7404; www.celticbayou.com
Specialties: Cajun classics, Irish pub food, microbrews
Welcome combo of Cajun and Irish cuisine in a pub atmosphere.
Reviewed Oct. 29.
Moose Creek Barbecue
3617 172nd St. NE, Suite 5, Arlington; 360-651-2523; www.moosecreekbbq.com
Specialties: barbecue beef, brisket, ribs, pork and chicken
Mom-and-pop shop turns out the best dang barbecue.
Reviewed Oct. 22.
Patty’s Eggnest &Turkey House
303 128th St. SW, Everett; 425-355-0300; www.pattyseggnestrestaurant.net
Specialties: Breakfast, turkey lunches and dinners, prime rib Friday and Saturday nights
Yum! Patty’s building Eggnests all over the county.
Reviewed Oct. 15.
Crusty Tasty Bakery
607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; 425-322-4759; www.crustytastybakery.net
Specialty: European pastries, bread
Bakery is tops in European pastries.
Reviewed Oct. 8.
T&T Seafood Restaurant
22511 Highway 99, No. 103,
Specialty: Chinese seafood
Venue’s changed but cuisine is still delicious.
Reviewed Oct. 1.
Portofino Pizza &Pasta
1306 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds; 425-771-4788; www.portofinopizza.com
Popular Edmonds eatery Portofino specializes in pizza.
Reviewed Sept. 24.
300 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; 206-728-8595
Specialty: Fresh seafood
Relocated restaurant fine, but capable of soaring.
Reviewed Sept. 17.
Jasmine Thai Cuisine
2725 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-374-5137
Specialty: Noodles, rice and curry dishes
Curries shine at downtown Thai eatery.
Reviewed Sept. 10.
10023 NE 183rd St., Bothell (in a small strip mall between NE 183rd Street and Main Street); 425-485-1769
Specialty: Mexican food
Julio’s gets it right with fresh ingredients, skill.
Reviewed Sept. 3.
Red Rock Subs
3514 Broadway, Everett; 425-252-2786;
Specialty: Made-to-order sub sandwiches
Everett sub shop rocks.
Reviewed Aug. 27.
9711 Firdale Ave., Edmonds (Firdale Village Shopping Center); 206-546-7999;
Specialty: Mediterranean, Indian
Wonderful cuisine beats small annoyances.
Reviewed Aug. 20.
1531 Melrose Ave. E., Seattle; 206-324-0662; sitkaand
Specialty: Sustainable, local and organic
Foodie paradise at Melrose Place on Capitol Hill.
Reviewed Aug. 13
Karl’s Bakery &Cafe
2814 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-252-1774; www.karls-bakery.com
Specialty: Doughnuts, pastries, cakes and classic American breakfast and lunch
Karl’s is venerable for a reason.
Reviewed Aug. 6
610 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-776-6666
New Edmonds burger joint is family-friendly.
Reviewed July 30
Oyster Creek Inn
2190 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; 360-766-6179; oystercreekinn.net
Specialty: Northwest classical with a very local emphasis
Skilled chef revives Chuckanut restaurant.
Reviewed July 23
Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing
710 Front St., Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; www.ivars.net
Savory seafood and a spectacular view.
Reviewed July 16
7525 Hardeson Road, Everett; 425-353-6300;
Specialty: Pakistani, Indian and Mediterranean
Exotic menu a great introduction to Pakistani cuisine.
Reviewed July 9
3110 Lakewood Road, Lakewood; 360-652-8844
Specialty: Burgers, sandwiches, fries, milkshakes
Quality, homemade fast food in Snohomish County.
Reviewed July 2
Five Restaurant Bistro
650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-563-7117; www.fiveedmonds.com
Specialty: Northwest cuisine with European touches
Favorite French favorites found in Edmonds.
Reviewed June 25
1822 Broadway, Everett; 425-257-1315
Specialty: Sandwiches, wraps and salads
Tasty, affordable fare in north Everett.
Reviewed June 18
17917 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-486-1428;
Italian fare served with flair.
Reviewed June 11
Blackbird Bakery Cafe
10007 Main St. (270th Street NW), Stanwood; 360-939-2253; www.blackbirdbakerycafe.com
Specialty: Baked goods, sandwiches
Stanwood gets a place with a pedigree.
Reviewed June 4
Avocados Mexican Restaurant
10822 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-322-5690
Fresh and healthy Mexican food.
Reviewed May 28
50th Street Burgers
4817 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-252-0650
Specialty: Burgers and sandwiches
Burgers just the way they should be.
Reviewed May 21
901 Grace St., Coupeville; 360-678-0683; www.oystercatcherwhidbey.com
Specialty: Seasonal Northwest with European touches
Coupeville eatery’s a gem in every way.
Reviewed May 14
526 Main St., Edmonds; 425-678-8680; www.epulobistro.com
Specialty: Northwest cuisine with Mediterranean flair
Small plates mean lots of delicious choices.
Reviewed May 7
1105 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-303-8303
Specialty: Thai food
Big servings of satisfying Thai food.
Reviewed April 30
Mill Creek Bistro
402 164th St. SW, Suite 105, Lynnwood; 425-471-9608
Specialty: Asian food
Korean, Japanese dishes please your taste buds.
Reviewed April 23
Fall City Roadhouse
4200 Preston Fall City Road SE, Fall City; 425-222-4800
Specialty: Northwest cuisine
Specials and desserts generate raves.
Reviewed April 16
Rocket Alley Bar and Grill
420 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 360-435-8600; rocketalley.blogspot.com
Specialty: Burgers and pizza
Pizza, burgers are solid strikes at bowling venue.
Reviewed April 9
The Local Yolk Cafe
4025 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-672-3666
Specialty: Breakfast and lunch
Old favorite reborn for breakfast and lunch.
Reviewed April 2
Pavé Specialty Bakery
2613 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-252-0250; www.pavebakery.com
Specialty: Baked goods, lunch
More than a bakery, Pave a haven for lunch.
Reviewed March 19
Zorba the Greek
2720 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-493-5509
Cute diner adds delicious ethnic dimension to downtown Everett.
Reviewed March 12
112th Street Diner
11126 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-3977
Specialty: All-American diner
All-American fare will fill you up.
Reviewed March 5
Wild Vine Bistro
18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-877-1334; www.wildvinebistro.com
Specialty: Italian fare, Pacific Northwest favorites
Mill Creek eatery has Italian down pat.
Reviewed Feb. 26
10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-5555; www.leatherheadspub.com
Specialty: Pub fare
Vacant fire hall now serves hearty food.
Reviewed Feb. 19
The Grange Cafe
15611 Main St., Duvall; 425-788-2095;
Specialty: Local, seasonal food
Head to Duvall for delectable local fare.
Reviewed Feb. 12
Marielle’s Taste of Asia
4711 64th St. NE, Marysville; 360-653-7888
Specialty: Filipino fare
Tempting Filipino fare merits return visits.
Reviewed Feb. 5
The Loft Cafe &Social Lounge
515-A Main St., Edmonds; 425-640-5000; www.theloftlounge.com
Specialty: Tapas, cocktails, large plates and entree salads
Where to walk on the bold side of dining.
Reviewed Jan. 29
Deception Cafe and Grill
5596 Highway 20, Anacortes, several miles north of Deception Pass; 360-293-9250; www.deceptioncafe.com
Specialty: Home cooking
Tasty, feel-like-you’re-home food.
Reviewed Jan. 22
Pho To Liem
209 E. Casino Road, Suite N; 425-355-0245
Top-notch Vietnamese cuisine — and the best pho.
Reviewed Jan. 15
Camano Island Inn’s Waterfront Bistro
1054 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; 360-387-0783, 888-718-0783; www.camanoislandinn.com
Specialty: French-prepared Northwest cuisine
Satisfying selections off the menu or on the fly.
Reviewed Jan. 8