Restaurant News: Catch a wave, eat poke, talk story

Perks of the job: the awesome individuals I meet as I write my column features. Steven Ono, the owner of Ono Poke located at 10016 Edmonds Way, Ste. E, in Edmonds, is no exception. Let me start off with just how exceptional. His commitment to authentic Hawaiian poke is challenged by logistics — the physical…

Restaurant News: Time-saving trends for putting together a meal

Trends in the air: The restaurant business is booming, and not just in Edmonds. More than ever, folks eat meals away from home. Great for our economy, and for our farmers, as the fruits of their labors appear on the porcelain plates at the local eatery. The USDA reports that consumption of food prepared away…

Restaurant News: An Edmonds kind of romance

Admit it: We all LOVE to be loved. A special holiday, just around the corner, plays a role in expression of love. Mister Rogers had a wonderful song about how folks show love — “There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You.” In one version of the song he says the “eating way,” as…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Keeping your resolutions with flavor

If you are like most people, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy. The good news is that you can still enjoy your favorite cuisines while meeting that goal. We love Indian cuisine in our family, so I decided to search out healthy dishes at some of our newest locations. First I…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Dining-out options for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is filled with food memories. Favorite dishes, prepared once a year for this special meal, bring joy to both those who create culinary delights and those who dine on their efforts. While all enjoy the opportunity to gather and break bread, maybe the chief cook and bottle washer needs a break. Solutions abound….

Restaurant News special: Edmonds dining spots included in Seattle Restaurant Week

Four Edmonds restaurants are participating in Seattle Restaurant Week. It’s great time to check out new places or visit favorites: Dates: Oct. 9-13 and Oct 16-21 Deals: Three Lunch courses $18; three Dinner courses for $32 Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free options available at most locations. See https://srw.seattletimes.com/#/ to pull up menus. Here are the locals:…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Reader-recommended favorites nearby

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…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Parking for disabled diners, sweet find in Perrinville

Edmonds downtown parking and the U.S. Post office’s drive-up mailbox demolition. The good, the bad and the ugly: challenges and solutions. Circling the block to find a spot to park is a good sign. It means our Edmonds downtown is thriving and retailers are happy. The Edmonds Museum Summer Market and other recent events attract…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: And the Taste Off winners are…

“Come hungry.” Great advice from A Taste of Edmonds folks: A Taste is all about food, and there’s plenty of it. ! Festival runs from Aug. 12-14 in Edmonds, at the Civic Playfield 310 6th Ave. N., Edmonds. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: New signs, menus, owners beckon customers

New in Edmonds Restaurant News has spotted new signs, new menus, new locations, new owners, a new game to encourage kids — and their parents — to visit many Edmonds locations, including our restaurants. Bucatini, 9818 Edmonds Way: Bucatini has a new sign and new menu: “Business is great and we’ve been blessed,” says Anthony…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Welcome summer with these outdoor dining options

Summer arrived early this year and I am remiss. Last year we called attention to the spots in Edmonds that offer dining out in the sunshine. With sunny days and warm temperatures it is time to update our list. I found new locations that have “outdoor seating” as an option. Brigids’ Bottleshop has a lush…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Dim sum all day, at newly opened Red Lantern

The Red Lantern Chinese restaurant is open at 546 5th Ave. S., in Edmonds next to the IGA. The outside visual of cheerful red lanterns is enhanced when one opens the door to enter. The serene fountain is inviting, the display is beautiful. This establishment has taken ownership of the previous space and transports those…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Founder dishes out details on Salish Crossing’s 190 Sunset

Tom Budinick, president, founder and leader of an impressive team that will operate the stylish 190 Sunset, met with Restaurant News to discuss the new establishment and his vision for the space located between Bridgid’s Bottle Shop and Scratch Distillery in the Salish Crossing property. Tom’s face lit up as he described the Northwest-inspired, full-service…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Eggs Benedict fail, favorite market noshes

Family wished to treat the Restaurant News writer to brunch on Mother’s Day, but reservations were booked solid at local downtown favorites. Restaurant News has been called out by colleagues: not enough reviews on mom-and-pop establishments with words like family or pancake in their names. Family Pancake House on Highway 99 certainly fit the bill….

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Mother’s Day ideas, plus Black Ball opens with A

May 5th, a.k.a. Cinco De Mayo, starts off a month chock full of reasons to dine out. Take a short stroll or maybe a little drive to dine on fiesta meals and enjoy celebrations. Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant, and El Puerto, offers meals right in downtown Edmonds. Local food truck Taqueria’s Los Amigos is located…

My Edmonds 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…