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…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Valentine’s Day menus await you and your sweetheart

Extraordinary, Elegant, Euphoric, Ecstatic…mere words cannot describe our Edmonds Kinds of Valentine’s Day offerings! We all know that chocolate is good for us, right? Just in case you need supporting data, here is a direct quote: “Chocolate is made from the cacao bean, and beans are considered legumes, which are considered vegetables” So eat your…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Help for keeping (or breaking) those resolutions

Need help keeping New Year’s resolutions or temptations to help you break them? I’ll bet many of us made the same commitment to ourselves, maybe aloud to others too, that this was the year we’d eat better. The parking lots at local fitness clubs are jammed, but this is only half of the battle. In…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of New Year’s

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. It’s time to plan where you want to enjoy this special holiday. Looking for a fun New Year’s Eve dinner or maybe a reason not to cook the next day? Once we’ve experienced the thrill of the Space Needle fireworks, and don’t want to be drivers in…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of local — brewed here, quaff here!

Editor’s note: All of the local restaurants and breweries mentioned here are listed in the My Edmonds News Restaurant Directory. We are blessed to have not one or two, but three facilities that brew beer in our community of Edmonds. Beer lovers in our town can put extra emphasis on “Drink Local.” Brew produced by…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Eat local, drink local

The Saturday Shop Small and Local event applies to our community purveyors of food and drink as well as our retail stores. Link below lists of all our Edmonds restaurants that are participating in the Shop Small event sponsored by American Express Saturday. Nov. 29. A map is provided when you click the link. Think…

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A candidate for cheese and change plus latest on food scene

“Local” resident cheese monger Strom Peterson is a candidate for change in our community — an Edmonds small-business owner, a City Councilmember, and now the newly-elected 21st District Representative to the State Legislature. Nine years ago, Peterson opened Olives as a specialty food shop with a deli in back. Specialty cheeses played an important role….

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Breakfast in Edmonds, on a weekday?

My mate asked a favor. It involved getting up earlier than usual and following him to the repair shop so he could drop off his Jetta.” Sure, why not.” I must not have looked too enthusiastic, as he added “I’ll take you out for breakfast!” Great! I had a few days to plan out where…we…