Attendees, judges chow down at annual Edmonds chowder competition

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the beautiful Edmonds Yacht Club was the scene where local restaurants competed to win “Best Clam Chowder in Edmonds.” The public was queued up way before the doors opened at 11 a.m., eager to taste the fare and vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best Traditional and Best Cutting-Edge Chowder (anything outside of…

Guest judges announced for annual Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off  

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has announced its lineup of guest judges for the annual Clam Chowder Cook-off set for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Mike Nelson – Mayor, Edmonds Takeshi Murazawa – Senior Consul, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle Jeff Potter – Edmonds Yacht Club Kathy Passage – Restaurant writer, My Edmonds News Stitch Mitchell – Morning Show…

Sponsor spotlight reminder: Gallaghers’ Super Bowl Sunday chili cook-off Feb. 2

  Gallaghers’ Where U Brew in Edmonds is hosting its 6th annual chili cook-off on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2. There’s a $10 fee for entering a chili or for tasting, and all proceeds will benefit Work Opportunities — a Lynnwood-based nonprofit for placing people with disabilities into the work force to give them the self-confidence, determination…

Dick’s Drive-In to celebrate 66 years with 19-cent burgers in Edmonds Jan. 30

To celebrate its 66th anniversary, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants is rolling back the price on burgers to the original 19-cent price, with the special price available at the Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest location this Thursday, Jan. 30. The restaurant notes that because last year’s 19-cent day “brought almost too many customers out to celebrate,” this…

Scratch Distillery makes business journal’s Book of Lists for craft distilleries

Edmonds’ Scratch Distillery has been tapped at No. 12 in the listing of top craft distilleries in the state of Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The publication’s 2020 Book of Lists was sent to subscribers last week. Scratch Distillery, located at 190 Sunset Ave. in Edmonds, produced about 4,083 proof gallons of spirits…

Santa Fe Grill opens its doors to community in a gala ribbon-cutting fiesta

The wraps came off the windows, the lights turned on, and the savory aroma of Mexican home cooking beckoned as the much-anticipated Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant threw open its doors to the community Monday evening for what will go down in the books as one of the most festive ribbon-cuttings ever in Edmonds. Guests began…

Grand opening Friday for long-awaited San Kai Sushi

Ryuichi Nakano‘s San Kai Sushi will be open starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. That’s the word from FeedMe Hospitality’s Shubert Ho (Bar Dojo, Salt & Iron, Mar·ket, Dojo To-go and Shooby Doo Catering), who is partnering with Nakano to bring the new sushi restaurant to Edmonds. Among the items on the menu: sushi, sashimi,…

Sponsor spotlight: A sweet offer from Caravan Kebob

Here’s a special offer from our advertiser Caravan Kabob, ready to help you welcome in fall. Print this announcement or show it on your phone to enjoy complimentary baklava for the table. This offer is good only Tuesdays and Wednesdays at lunch, from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bring the office, friends or family — and…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrating success — 190 Sunset’s three-year anniversary story

This is a special month for us. Sept. 8 marks our three-year anniversary, and everyone’s invited to come celebrate! We’ll kick off a week-long celebration with the beloved Edmonds band “One Love Bridge”performing live on the 190 deck on Saturday evening, Aug. 31. We’re calling it our “Endless Summer Bash,” because here at 190 Sunset…

Welcome to our new sponsor Caravan Kabob

We are proud to announce our newest advertiser, Caravan Kabob, located conveniently in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. Originally from Pakistan, Chef/Owner Shahzad Raja has traveled across Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, where he perfected his craft of preparing the freshest and tastiest cuisine from around the world. Tutored by Greek “Yia Yias,” his menu is a…

Sponsor spotlight: Summer-ready dinner and drink specials at Chanterelle

Summer is finally here (not officially, but we think it is) and exciting things are happening at Chanterelle. Not only do we have our amazing new dinner specials featuring; Prosciutto Wrapped Baked Chicken, Roasted Corn Chile Poblano Flat Iron Steak, Pesto Basil Cheese Ravioli and a Shrimp Stir Fry with Rice Noodles, we are also…

Shubert Ho launches 4th of July fundraiser to benefit South County Firefighters Foundation

Edmonds restaurateur Shubert Ho, chosen as grand marshal for this year’s Edmonds Kind of 4th of July parade, is launching his own 4th of July fundraiser to benefit the South County Firefighters Foundation. Ho, co-owner and executive chef of Edmonds-based Feedme Hospitality and Restaurant Group, was inspired to create the fundraiser after his Five Corners restaurant…

Beer lovers, rejoice: Hemlock State Brewing to open in Mountlake Terrace May 17

Beer lovers will have another reason to love Mountlake Terrace as the much-anticipated opening of Hemlock State Brewing Company is set for Friday, May 17. The taphouse, owned by friends and brewers Mark Dunford, Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst and located on the southeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West in Mountlake…

Review: Royal India Cuisine — it just gets better

I have mixed emotions. I do love share good news and encourage locals to check out the great cuisine offered at restaurants in the community. But when we arrived at Royal India Cuisine recently, well past the standard lunch hour, it was still packed! Only one parking space left. “Wonder what’s up,” said my spouse….

Sponsor spotlight: May means it is Mother’s Day

Exciting things are always happening in Edmonds in May. Everyone is anticipating the start of the Saturday market and it feels like summer is just around the corner. Here at Chanterelle, we are gearing up for the busy season with a lot of exciting things as well. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this year,…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…

Now open on Main Street: 407 Coffee House

Now open at 407 Main Street — the 407 Coffee House. As we reported in our earlier story, the business has taken over the space formerly occupied by Ganache Patisserie. Learn more at www.the407.co.

Six Edmonds restaurants participating in Seattle Restaurant Week April 7-18

Seattle Restaurant Week is Sunday-Thursday, April 7-18, when you can enjoy three courses for $35 at 165-plus participating restaurants. The following Edmonds restaurants are participating: Anthony’s HomePort Edmonds, Bar Dojo, Epulo Bistro, Portofino Restaurant & Bar, Salt & Iron, and the Loft. To see menus, addresses of each restaurant and more, visit the Seattle Restaurant…

Sponsor spotlight: April dinner specials at Chanterelle

This month’s dinner specials will blow you away! Our head chef Hector Morales has outdone himself; you will not want to miss these amazing dishes! Lucky for you, they are available all month long, so you have time to come in and try them all. Since we finally made it through winter and it is…

Downtown Edmonds Mexican restaurant El Puerto says it will close March 31

El Puerto Mexican restaurant announced on its Facebook page that after 30 years at its downtown Edmonds location next to the fountain, it is closing as of March 31. “We want to thank our wonderful loyal customers over the years,” the Facebook post said. “So please join us one last time before we close the…

Scene on St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating in Perrinville

The St. Patrick’s Day spirit was alive and well Sunday night at The Hook restaurant in Perrinville, as an estimated crowd of nearly 200 gathered to celebrate the wearin’ of the green and enjoy live entertainment. According to Marni Muir, who submitted this report, special host Kevin O’Neill “sang his heart out with his favorite…

Reminder: Meet the Distiller dinner at 190 Sunset March 13

Edmonds restaurant 190 Sunset is hosting a Meet the Distiller dinner Wednesday, March 13, featuring the award-winning spirits of Scratch Distillery, exquisitely paired with a delectable five-course meal. You’ll be hosted by award-winning bartender, Niles Peacock and Scratch Distillery’s own Kim and Bryan Karrick. The highlight of the evening includes a five-course menu specially created by…

Edmonds Cocktail Classic raises dollars, awareness for Edmonds Waterfront Center

Last weekend’s The Toast of Edmonds Cocktail Classic at 190 Sunset raised more than $2,100 — along with awareness — for the Edmonds Waterfront Center, with a capital campaign underway to replace the existing Edmonds Senior Center. Ten local restaurants competed for this year’s Craft Cocktail Crowns. The 2019 winners are Barkada Restaurant (Judges’ Choice) for…