Restaurant reviews

Hop down Everett’s Colby Avenue for high tea at Rabbits Pantry

Hop down Everett’s Colby Avenue for high tea at Rabbits Pantry

The recently opened shop also offers sandwiches, crepes and relaxation.

Hop down Everett’s Colby Avenue for high tea at Rabbits Pantry
Let Mr. Simon introduce you to Chinese pancakes at Alderwood

Let Mr. Simon introduce you to Chinese pancakes at Alderwood

Find out why savory jianbing has been a popular street food in China since ancient times.

Let Mr. Simon introduce you to Chinese pancakes at Alderwood
Happy hour at LJ’s in Lake Stevens will put a smile on your face

Happy hour at LJ’s in Lake Stevens will put a smile on your face

The restaurant now boasts a comfortable, stylish interior to go with chef Lindsay Herschlip’s excellent food.

Happy hour at LJ’s in Lake Stevens will put a smile on your face
Botan Ramen blooms and grows in downtown Everett

Botan Ramen blooms and grows in downtown Everett

Owned and operated by a 22-year-old Marysville woman, the place has become a hotspot since opening in July.

Botan Ramen blooms and grows in downtown Everett
Dig into tasty barbecue and sides at Lynnwood’s Cask & Trotter

Dig into tasty barbecue and sides at Lynnwood’s Cask & Trotter

The chill eatery on the Highway 99 strip is a good choice for happy hour after work.

Dig into tasty barbecue and sides at Lynnwood’s Cask & Trotter
Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark

Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark

The A-frame fast-foot stand on Evergreen Way has been fulfilling guilty pleasures since 1969.

Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark
Umami makes the grade for refreshing poke and sushi burritos

Umami makes the grade for refreshing poke and sushi burritos

The restaurant near Everett Community College and WSU also serves excellent chicken karaage.

Umami makes the grade for refreshing poke and sushi burritos
Emory’s: perfectly grilled salmon earns my ‘championship’ award

Emory’s: perfectly grilled salmon earns my ‘championship’ award

The restaurant overlooking Silver Lake claims to have the largest outdoor dining deck in the county.

Emory’s: perfectly grilled salmon earns my ‘championship’ award
Get to know bibimbap at K Fresh, a new eatery in Everett

Get to know bibimbap at K Fresh, a new eatery in Everett

The healthful Korean dish is served in sizzling-hot stone bowls nestled in wooden boxes.

Get to know bibimbap at K Fresh, a new eatery in Everett
Kismet cafe-bakery a ‘Turkish delight’ found at Alderwood mall

Kismet cafe-bakery a ‘Turkish delight’ found at Alderwood mall

The Lynnwood eatery’s menu aims to please with meat, vegetarian and vegan options — plus dessert.

Kismet cafe-bakery a ‘Turkish delight’ found at Alderwood mall
Lynnwood Thai restaurant is hard to find, easy to return to

Lynnwood Thai restaurant is hard to find, easy to return to

The owner of Charm Gai near Alderwood Mall learned to cook in her mom’s kitchen back in Thailand.

Lynnwood Thai restaurant is hard to find, easy to return to
Beecher’s at Paine Field defies expectations of airport food

Beecher’s at Paine Field defies expectations of airport food

The menu includes Japanese-style steak, salmon, salads, sandwiches and, of course, grilled cheese.

Beecher’s at Paine Field defies expectations of airport food
South Korean chain offers a different take on fried chicken

South Korean chain offers a different take on fried chicken

BBQ Chicken, inside the H Mart food court, specializes in Korean-style fried chicken and sides.

South Korean chain offers a different take on fried chicken
The ballpark chow at Everett Aquasox games hits to all fields

The ballpark chow at Everett Aquasox games hits to all fields

A mushroom blend burger, pulled pork sandwiches and loaded tater tots are some of the new offerings.

The ballpark chow at Everett Aquasox games hits to all fields
New owners keep the flavor and feel of popular Whidbey diner

New owners keep the flavor and feel of popular Whidbey diner

Deb and Jeff Kennelly don’t want to make (too many) changes because Freeland Cafe is great the way it is.

New owners keep the flavor and feel of popular Whidbey diner
Sound to Summit in Snohomish excels at bites and brews

Sound to Summit in Snohomish excels at bites and brews

The original craft brewery in Snohomish has a menu of small plates perfect for sharing with friends.

Sound to Summit in Snohomish excels at bites and brews
Jimmy Peppers: The wheels come off, the flavor stays put

Jimmy Peppers: The wheels come off, the flavor stays put

From the brisket to the burgers, it’s all golden-brown deliciousness at this new restaurant.

Jimmy Peppers: The wheels come off, the flavor stays put
For 50 years, Zeke’s off US 2 has served delicious burgers

For 50 years, Zeke’s off US 2 has served delicious burgers

It’s been a popular pit stop in Gold Bar for skiers and hikers, and the same family still runs it.

For 50 years, Zeke’s off US 2 has served delicious burgers
Dumpling Generation rivals Seattle’s finest for steamed dishes

Dumpling Generation rivals Seattle’s finest for steamed dishes

The Edmonds restaurant specializes in handmade dumplings and noodles of northeastern China.

Dumpling Generation rivals Seattle’s finest for steamed dishes
Fast-growing 85°C opens second bakery-cafe in south county

Fast-growing 85°C opens second bakery-cafe in south county

85°C Bakery Cafe opened in Lynnwood in 2017. Now it has another location 4 miles away in Edmonds.

Fast-growing 85°C opens second bakery-cafe in south county
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