Here's what you couldn't stop reading — and eating — this year.
A metric ton of restaurants opened in Seattle this year, while some favorites closed. You cared, a lot, and you also cared about pho, pizza, and fish and chips (but really, who doesn’t?). Here are our most-read food articles of the year. Cheers to a new one!
One of them was predictable (but well-deserved!), while the other was a super-sweet surprise.
This April roundup of 10 new places, plus seven new versions of places that already existed, plus two new places to get lunch, plus two sad endings was a huge favorite.
Leading up to the Super Bowl, three brave souls joined food writer Bethany Jean Clement to try to vanquish massive bowls of pho: four liters of broth, four pounds of noodles, four pounds of meat. The video’s pretty great.
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- The best dinner-for-two deal in Seattle: a bottle of wine and 2 pasta entrees for $35
- Bad Travelers: A harrowing boat crossing to Victoria leads to a lesson — trust the professionals
- Off the grid: Exploring the San Juans' most remote islands VIEW
- Rant & Rave: Noisy kids ruined camping trip
- 12 new bars in Seattle and on the Eastside, from a spot in The Spheres to one on a rooftop
An E. coli outbreak shuttered The Matador in Ballard, Shilla’s went up for sale (at a steep price), 4 Capitol Hill places closed, and more.
A beloved Midwestern burger chain landed in downtown Seattle with a resounding thud, according to a controversial review by food writer Bethany Jean Clement.
Just one more bit of recognition for one of our very best local restaurants.
Food writer Tan Vinh shared his very favorite pho spots in and around Seattle, and offered some instruction while he was at it.
Fish and chips! What’s not to love?
Seattle may not be known for its pizza, but the pie situation here has evolved enormously. This story reveals a half-dozen newish places that made us super happy.
Bailing on reservations, neglecting humans in favor of devices — these are timeless tips on what not to do when dining out.