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…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Salish Sea celebration, drink spot delays, soup that sizzles

Salish Sea Brewing’s Fifth Anniversary Party Sunday, Nov. 18 Noon-8 p.m. 518 Dayton Ave. Edmonds Sounds like Salish Sea Brewing Company is pulling out all the stops for its 5th Anniversary celebration this coming Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon-8 p.m. They’re featuring a new beer release and hourly prize drawings, with 5th Anniversary special pricing…

Edmonds Restaurant News: A new chapter for Randy and Brooke Baker

Brooke and Randy Baker met in 1983 in Los Angeles, where they both worked as server captains at Lautrec, a high-end fine dining establishment so elegant that the servers were clad in tuxedos. Twenty-seven years ago they moved to Washington. As Brooke concentrated on child-rearing, Randy managed a number of restaurants including Dukes and McCormick…

Salt & Iron Chef de Cuisine Kevin Favro

Edmonds Restaurant News: In the kitchen with Salt & Iron chef Kevin Favro

Did you ever notice that each menu at the Salt & Iron  in downtown Edmonds is “signed?” Look at the bottom right corner next time you’re there. You’ll see the names “chefs Kevin Favro, Skyeler Milgate, and Schubert Ho.” I like it when people sign their work. Generally, it means they’re proud of it. Usually…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Bistro 76 now open for dinner, Romeo’s changes hands

It’s been fun watching Bistro 76 Café in Perrinville develop into a favorite haunt for many local residents. Their most recent development has been to add a dinner menu, which is served from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. I’ve enjoyed their breakfast and lunch options (they are open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday…