Restaurant News: Yua Ramen full of surprises, plus Mother’s Day dining ideas

A reader’s tip on his favorite ramen was well received! Yua Ramen is full of surprises. Located front and center in the Ranch Market complex (22511 Hwy 99 Suite 105, in Edmonds), Yua Ramen took us by surprise, a pleasant one assuredly. The dining room atmosphere is comfortable. Soft jazz music sets a mellow tone. Wait…

Restaurant News: The scoop on ghost kitchens, plus delicious ways to celebrate Pi Day

Virtual kitchens are called by many names. They are commercial facilities purpose-built to produce food specifically for delivery. These commissary kitchens are sometimes known as ghost kitchens, shared kitchens or virtual kitchens with the delivery-only food brands operating within them called virtual restaurants. Not a brand-new concept. I’ve certainly ordered Asian takeout, and readers I’m…

Restaurant News: Delicious food truck fare worth the drive

This review is meant to inspire readers. Many of us have a touch of cabin fever these days. Consider this a nudge. Get out of the house, into the car, pull up Google Maps and enter an address, navigate some traffic. Not always easy to find a new eatery, or in this case a new…

Restaurant News: We’re off to a yummy start in 2021

Here’s to a yummy start in the New Year! Introducing The Side Bar at Salt and Iron!  Starting on Friday, Jan. 8, Edmonds’ Salt and Iron will be serving cocktails, beer, wine and small bites on their heated outdoor patio! The Side Bar will be open 4 p.m.-close on Wednesdays-Sundays. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ono…

Restaurant News: P is for pizza and perfect takeout, plus Irish favorites in Lynnwood

P is for pandemic… It’s also the first letter of pizza. Circles of dough covered with sauce, cheese and assorted toppings, the food that gives us comfort during these pandemic times. The business model for a pizza parlor goes hand-in-hand with the measures created during periods when patrons cannot dine “inside” the restaurants. Listen to…

Restaurant News: Bagels, burgers and beer, plus more Thanksgiving meal options

Nov. 19-20: Bagel delivery coming to Edmonds/Shoreline Here’s a bit of information about a new neighborhood delivery that’s coming to Edmonds and Shoreline. Bagels from Eltana located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. I ’d seen a notice regarding this opportunity, and contacted Eltana to gather all the details. Holly responded, and here is their story- “Our neighborhood…

Restaurant News: From sushi to gyros, new dining options in Lynnwood

Happy accident: An Amazon return meant a trip to Alderwood Mall. Sad to see former favorite food establishments shuttered, my spirits lifted as I rounded the corner. A new sushi spot — Bitty Fish Sushi — recently opened in the location formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi. I had to investigate and share with readers….

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,…