Travel eats: Barbecue sings the blues — on Beale Street

Former Restaurant News writer Kathy Passage writes about her food adventure in Memphis. Pork. It’s why I can never become a vegetarian. There I’ve said it, not ashamed to admit I’ve never found anything that quite replicates a texture, taste and aroma of bacon sizzling in the skillet. I adore pork chops. I could write poetry…

Blue C Sushi restaurant abruptly shuts down

Blue C Sushi, which has a location in Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall, abruptly closed all seven branches including five in the Seattle area due to financial problems, according to a memo the company emailed to employees Sunday night after dinner service. That’s according to a report from our online news partner The Seattle Times. Blue C also has…

Hearty and healthy options from our new advertiser, Chanterelle

As we head into the new year, the folks at Chanterelle in downtown Edmonds know that with resolutions, people are trying to be healthier and more fiscally mindful. That being said, they also know that everyone still likes to enjoy themselves and go out for a treat. We are proud to welcome Chanterelle as our…

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,…

Sponsor spotlight: Let 190 Sunset do the holiday cooking this year

Bring your family to Edmonds’ 190 Sunset for holiday dinner. The restaurant is open for dinner on Monday, Dec. 24 and December 31. Reservations for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve can be made on the website. The restaurant also has fully-prepared meals to go available for the holiday table. The Prime Rib Feast serves…

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…

MLT’s Hemlock State Brewing on tap to welcome customers in January

What started as a friendship a few years ago for three homebrewers quickly became a full-fledged business that involved making beer in a Shoreline garage. Now those three friends are upping their game, converting more than 2,000 square feet of commercial space in Mountlake Terrace’s Arbor Village complex into a new production brewery and taphouse….

Can’t make it to the royal wedding? Have some royal cake at Mel & Mia’s

Prince Harry and his fiancée, American actress Meghan Markel, have broken many wedding traditions, from the day they celebrate their nuptials to the type of cake they are serving to their wedding guests. No fruit cake for this couple. The only fruit present on the plates served to the guests at the royal couple’s reception will…

Wine tasting event in Edmonds May 20

Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? How about tickets to a new Edmonds Chamber of Commerce event, “Decant Edmonds: a festival of fine wine” at the Edmonds Center for the Arts from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Attendees will be treated with multiple selections from 12 wineries, two breweries, a cider producer and a…

Restaurant News: Tucked-away favorite eateries in Lynnwood

Readers and colleagues thrill yours truly with mentions of food spots in our area that she has yet to discover. Culinary delights await those who seek new experiences at new local eateries. Tucked next to a Quickie Mart or a 7-Eleven are Rila, O’Yeah Tasty and Talay Thai, treasures just waiting to be discovered in…

Restaurant news: Authentic Mexican fare at La Raza Restaurante Mexicano

La Raza Restaurante Mexicano is the real deal. Don’t come to ogle the décor, you might find the atmosphere a bit lacking and the restaurant is easy to miss altogether with the location in a strip mall at 6815 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. But, don’t miss it. I’d heard from friends that La Raza is…

Restaurant News: Edmonds CC’s culinary roots run deep

Chef Maria Hines owns Tilth, the Golden Beetle Restaurant and Bar, and Agrodolce. Chef Hines is dedicated to organic, locally sourced food and ingredients, served in her kitchens. All three restaurants are certified organic through Oregon Tilth, one of the toughest and best certifiers in the country. Maria Hines’ list of accomplishments and awards is…

Free burger for kids in costume at Dick’s Drive-in on Halloween

Kids, 13-and-under, who are dressed in a costume, will receive a free cheeseburger or hamburger at Dick’s Drive In Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 31. People are enouraged to share their Halloween photos with Dick’s Drive In Restaurant and the restaurant’s favorite will win $20 in Dick’s gift certificates. Dick’s in Edmonds is located at 21910 Highway 99.

Chick-fil-A offering free meals to cow-dressed customers on July 14

It’s time to break out the spots and cow bells for Chick-fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, July 14. On that day, customers who show their spots and dress as a cow will eat free at Chick-fil-A’s more than 1,900 restaurants nationwide, including Lynnwood. Customers who aren’t too “chicken” to dress completely…

Zeeks Pizza to open new Lynnwood location on July 15

Pizza lovers can rejoice. Zeeks Pizza plans to open its new Lynnwood restaurant on July 15. The restaurant is located at 4309 196th St. SW. in the building formerly occupied by Wong’s China Kitchen. The Lynnwood location is the local pizza chain’s 13th outlet in the Puget Sound region. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and Zeeks…

Cinnabon hosts grand opening celebration on Saturday at Alderwood Mall

Cinnabon in the Alderwood Mall is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, May 23. Stop by between noon-3 p.m. to celebrate with free MiniBon and a chance to win free Cinnabon for a year. The maker of cinnamon rolls opened its newest location at Alderwood Mall early in April. The new Cinnabon bakery is owned and operated by local…

Lynnwood Chick-fil-A open for business

The wait is over. The Lynnwood Chick-fil-A at 3026 196th St. SW. is open for business. Crowds camped overnight to be one of the first 100 people in line to receive free chicken meals for a year. The Lynnwood location is the third restaurant the chain has opened this year in the Pacific Northwest. The others…