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…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Pi, anyone? March holidays to celebrate

Anniversary celebration at American Brewing: It’s been open for five years and they invite you all to come celebrate on Saturday, March 5, from noon-5 p.m. Hot dogs will be served from 1-4 p.m., in memory of Big Mike. Steve Stefanowicz will provide live music from 2-5 p.m. Thanks to Adam and Joe, there’ll be…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Chowder Cook-Off a sell-out success

Updated with full list of winners, including second and third place, plus the kids’ coloring contest winner. Hey readers, just when I thought my job as restaurant writer could not get any better — I was asked to be a judge at the Clam Chowder Cook-Off, held Saturday at Edmonds Yacht Club. The picturesque facility…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A sweet new store in Salish Crossing

Show of hands, readers: How many of you have been to a “Honey Tasting”? I’m sure many have attended a fair share of wine tastings, and with the recent addition of Scratch, our awesome local distillery, we can add gin, vodka and whiskey tastings to our repertoire. But, honey tasting was offered at Hunni Co….

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Places ‘nearby’ — by train, anyway

OK, not so nearby, but we didn’t need to drive. Amtrak’s station is conveniently located a short walk from the light rail station and a short ride to Richmond, B.C. Seventy-two hours in Richmond, B.C. Plenty of time to sample the abundant Asian cuisine in this community located just south of Vancouver. The Aberdeen light…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Eat, drink and shop — local opportunities abound

Here is some history. The first ever SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY  took place in 2010. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses. From Washington D.C. to Washington state, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama, all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday. The day continued to grow, as more individuals and…

Our restaurant writer Grandma Kathy confesses to using ‘baby bait’

I stepped back and admired my culinary handiwork. I grabbed my smart phone and took a photo of the lush fruit bowl. “Hey, you do cook up some great food, but photos?” My husband’s keen ears heard the click as he entered the kitchen. He raised his eyebrows at the site of the health-conscious dessert…