Restaurant reviews

Some like it hot, and they’ll love this Edmonds eatery

Some like it hot, and they’ll love this Edmonds eatery

Shi Qu Restaurant, a new place on Highway 99, serves authentically fiery Sichuan cuisine.

Some like it hot, and they’ll love this Edmonds eatery
There’s plenty to choose from at The Rusty Pelican with full breakfast and lunch menus. This is the Dungeness crab meat benedict.

Your hardest choice at Rusty Pelican Cafe? Breakfast or lunch

The restaurant with locations in Mill Creek and Edmonds has a surprisingly varied menu.

There’s plenty to choose from at The Rusty Pelican with full breakfast and lunch menus. This is the Dungeness crab meat benedict.
Authentic Salvadoran home cooking on the edge of Mill Creek

Authentic Salvadoran home cooking on the edge of Mill Creek

You won’t find fancy frills at Nuevo Amanecer Pupuseria, but the pupusas are delicious.

Authentic Salvadoran home cooking on the edge of Mill Creek
Tasty pho and much more at new Vietnamese restaurant in Everett

Tasty pho and much more at new Vietnamese restaurant in Everett

Basil on Everett Mall Way is run by the son of longtime Vietnamese-American restaurateurs.

Tasty pho and much more at new Vietnamese restaurant in Everett
A storied Nebraska barbecue tradition continues in Monroe

A storied Nebraska barbecue tradition continues in Monroe

The Amarillo Restaurant Tavern, an Omaha-area institution for 3 decades, opens on E. Main Street.

A storied Nebraska barbecue tradition continues in Monroe
Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett

Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett

Midnight Cookie Co. cashes in on the convenience craze through delivery apps.

Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett
Tasty Indian Bistro in Everett lives up to its name

Tasty Indian Bistro in Everett lives up to its name

The Indian restaurant has been open about 15 months, over which time it’s built a loyal following.

Tasty Indian Bistro in Everett lives up to its name
The pizza sauce is crafted like wine at the Eight Ball Cafe

The pizza sauce is crafted like wine at the Eight Ball Cafe

The crust is good, too, at the newly opened Everett restaurant, which also serves sandwiches.

The pizza sauce is crafted like wine at the Eight Ball Cafe
Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton

Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton

The award-winning Bagel Factory plans to open shops in Bothell, Mukileo and Edmonds

Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton
Vegan restaurant in Mukilteo appeals to meat-eaters, too

Vegan restaurant in Mukilteo appeals to meat-eaters, too

Sage & Cinder on Fifth Street hopes to draw diners, including non-vegan ones, from Snohomish County.

Vegan restaurant in Mukilteo appeals to meat-eaters, too
French technique meets Korean fusion at 9 Delicacies

French technique meets Korean fusion at 9 Delicacies

The south Everett restaurant is named for an ancient Korean meal served on an octogonal platter.

French technique meets Korean fusion at 9 Delicacies
In Mukilteo, Thai food so good you don’t want it to end

In Mukilteo, Thai food so good you don’t want it to end

This place’s curries are so delicious, you might be at a loss for words.

In Mukilteo, Thai food so good you don’t want it to end
Francisco’s Kitchen: Upscale Northwest meets Mexico in Lake Stevens

Francisco’s Kitchen: Upscale Northwest meets Mexico in Lake Stevens

The handsome new restaurant’s fare is beautifully presented — but on the pricey side.

Francisco’s Kitchen: Upscale Northwest meets Mexico in Lake Stevens
Humble Bothell deli perfects the art of sandwich-making

Humble Bothell deli perfects the art of sandwich-making

Gretchen’s Place offers hot and cold sandwiches at prices that won’t break the bank.

Humble Bothell deli perfects the art of sandwich-making
A 2-hour, all-you-can-eat extravaganza at Sushi Ring

A 2-hour, all-you-can-eat extravaganza at Sushi Ring

The Silver Lake eatery serves up a seemingly endless procession of rolls and nigiri orders.

A 2-hour, all-you-can-eat extravaganza at Sushi Ring
Jeff Knoch, owner of Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ, checks on a row of briskets in a smoker early on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. Food & Wine named the restaurant the best barbecue in the state. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Washington’s best barbecue is right here — in Marysville

Food & Wine magazine has named Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ the state’s best.

Jeff Knoch, owner of Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ, checks on a row of briskets in a smoker early on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. Food & Wine named the restaurant the best barbecue in the state. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Barkada lets you travel to the islands without leaving Edmonds

Barkada lets you travel to the islands without leaving Edmonds

The fast-casual restaurant in The Bowl serves Filipino, Hawaiian and Japanese dishes.

Barkada lets you travel to the islands without leaving Edmonds
La Carreta serves taco truck fare — minus the truck

La Carreta serves taco truck fare — minus the truck

Locals say this Marysville restaurant next to a Shell gas station has the best tacos in town.

La Carreta serves taco truck fare — minus the truck
Starving? This place in Lynnwood may be Good Pho You

Starving? This place in Lynnwood may be Good Pho You

Portions at the restaurant are generous: Medium is large, large is extra large, extra large is huge.

Starving? This place in Lynnwood may be Good Pho You
Former Sno-Isle Tech culinary student Adrian Ramirez at Red Cork Bistro on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Ramirez co-owns Red Cork Bistro with his wife, Soco Molina. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He went from student to chef-owner of a hometown restaurant

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center gave Mukilteo’s Adrian Ramirez a solid culinary foundation.

Former Sno-Isle Tech culinary student Adrian Ramirez at Red Cork Bistro on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Ramirez co-owns Red Cork Bistro with his wife, Soco Molina. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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