Restaurant News: Delicious dining at Lynnwood’s Aleppo Kitchen

COVID times are making life difficult for all of us. Our local restaurant and beverage purveyors are kept on their toes by updates on “new” procedures, changed frequently. Masks and social distancing measures daunt prospective diners. Muffled conversations with wait staff, when one does get a seat at a table, may hinder communication as to…

Restaurant News: Artisan baking a labor of love for Meadowdale grad

Bread making has become a favorite past time for many of us as we try to figure out what to do with ourselves while we stay at home. Yeast and flour seem to be in very high demand, and social media pages are filling up with pictures of proud bakers and their delicious-looking creations. After…

Restaurant News: Highway 99’s Boiling Fish worth a visit

To the list of things we might be taking for granted around here, perhaps we should add the surprising array of terrific Asian restaurants available to us. There are at least a dozen such gems along a one-mile stretch of Edmonds’ Highway 99 International District alone. I’ve written about many of them, but two months…

Restaurant News: Feb. 13 Kegger for Koalas fundraiser to benefit Australian wildfire victims

You’ve probably heard about Australia’s wildfires. I’ve seen heartbreaking video clips of injured animals I may never forget. In response, two Edmonds business owners — Venus Forteza of Maize and Barley and Jack Crawford of Bridgid’s Bottleshop — have stepped up to sponsor a Feb. 13 benefit for those affected by the disaster. Official reports indicate that at…

Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Restaurant News: Farewell Oh Yeah Tasty, welcome China Cafe

As I traveled east on 196th crossing into Lynnwood the other day, I noticed the Chinese fast food restaurant Oh Yeah Tasty has closed. I for one, will miss them. After reading Yelp reviews, I discovered that people both adored and disliked Oh Yeah. Can I make a suggestion? If you choose to write a Yelp…

Restaurant News: ‘Reclaim the Rec Room,’ plus other New Year’s Eve ideas

Roots, Rock and Reggae will “reclaim the Rec Room” Bar and Grill There’s been a lot of media attention focused on an incident involving white supremacists at the Rec Room in unincorporated Lynnwood. Now a campaign to “Reclaim the Rec Room“ is underway. Join Lion of Judah as they take to the stage offering “peace,…

Restaurant News: The Local 104 should be on your list

The Local 104 – please make a note of it. If you travel east on Ballinger Way, (or Highway 104 is it’s also known), from Mountlake Terrace. you’ll see something that should spark your interest. About halfway from Thriftway Foods on your way to Lake Forest Park’s Town Center, you’ll notice a space on the…

Restaurant News: Hunan cuisine at Dong Ting Chung, plus new openings

  Dong Ting Chun, located at 22001 Highway 99 in Edmonds, has arrived. Entrees at Dong Ting Chun delight the palate with the true chili-laden, smoky flavors of Hunan, and have their own twists, of course, given availability of time honored ingredients. Dong Ting Chun has branched out from their California base and brings a broad…

Restaurant News: A sweet answer to midnight cravings, plus a recap of 2017 food news

Who’s new ~ Who’s closed ~ Who’s in limbo? Here is a recap of restaurant events, starting with the newest spot in our locale New endeavor launches in nearby Firdale Village Midnight Cookie Company is all about satisfying your craving for sweets in the middle of the night, literally. The Edmonds area facility launched Wednesday….

Restaurant News: Local ties at Caffe Ladro, bakery delights at MLT’s Grand Pere

Caffe Ladro – We met for coffee, of course. “We’re on the third wave of the coffee business” says co-owner of Caffe Ladro, Robert Ohly. I met with Ohly and his wife, Heather, who’s partnered with Bob raising children in Edmonds, and in many aspects of his coffee life, at Caffe Ladro’s Edmonds location at Five…

Restaurant News: Food takes center stage as holiday season begins

Traditions both unique and familiar, the season begins… with food at local Edmonds restaurants. Mary Hernandez, one of the partners at Casa Oaxaca, invited me to come in and participate in Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Twenty-five years spent in Arizona, I’m familiar with these traditions in our Hispanic community. I…

Restaurant News: A delicious day trip dining in Mukilteo

While this is the restaurant news column, let’s face it — most of us cook at home, in some fashion. Our local markets offer great ways to enjoy healthy meals at home. On a recent visit to the Edmonds PCC, I noticed the store format changes. New logo and signs adorn the building, fixtures and…