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…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Driving thru Starbucks, dining at the Loft

Our community landscape evolves, on a daily basis. Traffic slowed at the intersection of Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue. I glanced to my right. Yup, the bland cocoon that shrouded the Starbucks “under construction” had morphed to reveal the new Starbucks exterior décor. The sign said “NOW OPEN.” I’d heard recently from the cashier at…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: My kind of gourd goodness — all things pumpkin

Produce harvest is ahead of schedule this year. The favorite fall flavor of many, pumpkin, was heralded on recent email blasts from the folks at Starbucks who are building yet another establishment, for those who prefer the convenience of a drive thru, near the intersection of 100th and Edmonds Way. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Award-winning food, from spots nearby

I retired from my broker job in specialty foods, but still keep tabs on food trends and products that may be used in our local restaurants’ kitchens or can be found the shelves at our local stores like Cheesemonger’s Table or PCC Market, here in Edmonds. Each year at the Summer Fancy Food Show, exceptional…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: ‘Fed, White and Blue’ puts Edmonds on the map

Simon Majumdar’s newest read, “Fed,  White and Blue,” has an entire chapter dedicated to his American experience brewing beer, right here in Edmonds at American Brewing Company. Our local libation location is listed in his final synopsis too of his top-10 favorite places visited on his culinary adventures across the USA. Simon signed copies of…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: We dish on patio dining and College Cafe fare

Summer has arrived. Edmonds diners intent on exposure to the sun are parked on patios and camped out on chairs and tables at the front of many at local restaurants. I found over 30 locations that have “outdoor seating” as an option. You can see the list here. Coffee tastes better when your breakfast or…

Salt and Iron: My Edmonds kind of restaurant opening

Wow! My preview of Salt and Iron was called a “soft opening.” In restaurant lingo it means they “practice” on willing diners, to tweak any bugs in their menu or recipes and allow servers to get up to speed on technique. Believe me when I say “willing diners,” it was a full house. I was…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A taste of house-made heaven at Epulo

Research can be tough. Recently, as I read the description of Greek yogurt panna cotta on the Epulo dessert menu, I swear my jeans shrank a size. What can I say? I do love good food and especially desserts. Imagine my delight when Epulo Bistro owner Tim Morris invited me to learn about and sample…