Restaurant News: Help wanted a sign of the times, plus more delicious food truck fare

An old song by the Five Man Electrical Band comes to mind and the lyrics are so appropriate:“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…” Posted in business windows, on their Facebook pages, even online: Here’s one I spotted on craigslist. Restaurants are pleading for help. I heard through the grapevine that one of our local spots is…

Restaurant News: Celebrate Lunar New Year with these local dining ideas

Chinese New Year, aka Lunar New Year or Spring Festival (various names nod to inclusion of other Asian cultures that celebrate) will commence on Feb. 1 in 2022. It’s the Year of the Tiger. This iconic Chinese holiday is all about the color red, featured in the red envelopes that contain cash gifts given to…

Restaurant News: Mediterranean menu offers healthy start for new year

Restaurant News wishes a Happy New Year to all of our readers. Many of us view the beginning of the year,as an opportunity to make improvements. Lists include eating healthy, and or implementing a new diet and exercising regime, visits to the gym on a regular basis and more. All seem totally achievable in the…

Sponsor spotlight: Enjoy your favorites this week at Scotty’s Food Truck

Whether you are craving Blackened salmon Caesar salad or jumbo shrimp tacos — or maybe a hot bowl of clam chowder —  Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th…

Restaurant News: When ‘buy local’ takes on a whole new meaning

The cottage food industry in Washington state grows entrepreneurs of all sorts. Some are content to stay small and are satisfied to remain in their home kitchens; others see this as a stepping stone to a full launch at a commercial/ retail location. Here’s the skinny: Home/cottage industry locations have a business license with the…

Restaurant News: Enjoy a cultural collaboration of cuisines on a crust

India Pizza! Who knew? Well, we should’ve known. Pizza is the pandemic’s favorite food due to its portability and pricing structure. A circle of dough is an empty pallet waiting to be painted with sauce and decorated with toppings and cheeses — who says it has to be tomato sauce and mozzarella? Based on recommendations…

Restaurant News: A sample of food truck fare at this weekend’s Taste Twenty-One

Taste Twenty-One is not your typical Taste Edmonds this year, for sure. This year’s 21-and-older event — running Aug. 20-22 at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center playfield — will feature a beer and wine garden and live music, and the Facebook page lists many bands for your enjoyment: www.facebook.com/tasteedmonds. See website for event details and to purchase tickets: www.TasteEdmonds.com Here’s…

Restaurant News: Local chefs take the stage Thursday for cooking demos

From on-stage cooking demonstrations to wine tasting, Restaurant News wants to share a list of happenings for your enjoyment this week. Edmonds Cooks! is coming to the Edmonds Center for the Arts this Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. This special event (part of ECA’s Spotlight Summer Series), is hosted in their theater with a…