Restaurant News: While continuing takeout, eateries eye plans for reopening to diners

Although no one is quite sure when, and it probably won’t be anytime soon, restaurants will be reopening their dining rooms again. When they do, things will be different. At one point, the State of Washington was prepared to mandate contact information for every restaurant patron. They’ve stepped back. Information given by patrons will now…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Eateries cook up ways to help community during outbreak

Response to COVID-19 has varied, with local restaurants cooking up a variety of ideas on how to continue to provide good food to patrons and keep staff gainfully employed, without jeopardizing public health efforts to slow the spread of the novel virus. Although on any given day, food safety and hygiene are taken very seriously…

Edmonds 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…

Edmonds 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…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Checking in on a couple of fledgling restaurants

Calypso, the Caribbean-themed restaurant at the foot of Main Street, has just installed its new bar and it’s kind of surprising how this addition has completely changed the dynamic of the restaurant. A custom-designed, full-service bar now rises out of the back center of the space. It’s in addition to the “front porch“ — which is…

Edmonds Restaurant News: San Kai Sushi opening expected by mid-October

There’s still a good chance that diners in downtown Edmonds will see Ryuichi Nakano‘s San Kai Sushi up and running by mid-October this year. After 17 years, the much loved and respected sushi chef sold his Kisaku Sushi, located just south of Green Lake in what’s often referred to as “Tangletown.” Since that time Nakano…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Plans taking shape for high-end Mexican restaurant at 102 Main

When George Sharawy describes his plans for Kahlo’s Restaurant and Cantina, it’s impossible to resist his contagious enthusiasm. “We’re going to bring a restaurant the caliber of Daniel’s Broiler to Edmonds,” said Sharawy. General Manager Claudia Arechiga couldn’t help smiling as Sharawy painted a vivid picture of the planned high-end restaurant that will feature dazzling array…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Maize and Barley open for craft beer, Caribbean fare

Maize and Barley is now open in downtown Edmonds, and I predict it will draw crowds of craft beer and authentic Caribbean cuisine enthusiasts for miles around. Located directly across from Epulo Bistro and next to Revelations Yogurt on Main Street, the 800-square-foot, 30-seat tap house may be small, but it’s excellent. Owner Venus Fortesa…

Edmonds Restaurant News: After 30 years, saying farewell to El Puerto

Long a staple of the Edmonds’ restaurant scene, El Puerto — which has been serving reliable, quality Mexican cuisine for 30 years — announced that it would be closing its doors March 31. Local social media pages lit up with the news as most shared their appreciation, memories and disappointment at the news. Back in…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Noodle heaven at Qin, plus 85° Celsius opening soon

It’s all about the journey, not the destination — particularly when you’re talking about the never-ending search for the best undiscovered restaurants. Tucked into a shopping center between Harbor Freight and 99 Ranch Market at 22315 Highway 99 is Qin. If you love noodles, wontons, potstickers and buns, you should make a note of it….

Edmonds Restaurant News: Copper Pot closes, but sushi on its way?

Copper Pot closes Some sad news to report. We’ve lost a little of our culinary diversity. The Copper Pot Indian Bar and Grill has closed its doors and will not be reopening. When reached for comment, owner V.K. Padmanabha indicated that the location might have been part of the problem. “We’ve been losing money there…