Restaurant News: Yua Ramen full of surprises, plus Mother’s Day dining ideas

A reader’s tip on his favorite ramen was well received! Yua Ramen is full of surprises. Located front and center in the Ranch Market complex (22511 Hwy 99 Suite 105, in Edmonds), Yua Ramen took us by surprise, a pleasant one assuredly. The dining room atmosphere is comfortable. Soft jazz music sets a mellow tone. Wait…

Restaurant News: Take a trip to Mexico (no plane involved) at Kahlo’s Cantina

The opening of Kahlo’s Cantina: George Sharaway was excited to receive the long-awaited email from the City of Edmonds —  one that granted “occupancy” to the establishment. The message, received at 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday, caused George and his staff to shift into high gear. They opened Thursday. Sunny weather encouraged patrons to enjoy the…

Restaurant News: The scoop on ghost kitchens, plus delicious ways to celebrate Pi Day

  Virtual kitchens are called by many names. They are commercial facilities purpose-built to produce food specifically for delivery. These commissary kitchens are sometimes known as ghost kitchens, shared kitchens or virtual kitchens with the delivery-only food brands operating within them called virtual restaurants. Not a brand-new concept. I’ve certainly ordered Asian takeout, and readers…

Restaurant News: Potlatch Bistro now open at new Edmonds Waterfront Center

Potlatch Bistro and Shore Pine Gelato and Coffee opened at the Edmonds Waterfront Center March 4. Chef Shubert Ho and his team welcomed guests into the new space, a multigenerational community center and event venue built on the site of the former Edmonds Senior Center . Patrons enjoyed breathtaking views and listened to piano jazz…

Restaurant News brief: Real estate agent raising funds for Edmonds restaurants

Maxwell McKinley and his father Buz are the agents at McKinley Sound Properties, affiliated with Windermere Edmonds. The younger McKinley said Windermere Edmonds’ support of community events has inspired him to support our local restaurant entrepreneurs. He and friend Ryan Hoff cooked up a plan (pardon the pun) to extend support — the monetary kind — to…

Cheers to this Restaurant News: Salish Sea Brewing to buy American Brewing

An extra column this week for Restaurant News — big announcement from Salish Sea Brewing When I heard the news about restaurants in Washington state opening to 25% capacity starting Monday, Feb. 1, I touched base with my friend Jeff Barnett at Salish Sea Brewing. Yes, he is very excited for the indoor space to…

Restaurant News: Delicious food truck fare worth the drive

This review is meant to inspire readers. Many of us have a touch of cabin fever these days. Consider this a nudge. Get out of the house, into the car, pull up Google Maps and enter an address, navigate some traffic. Not always easy to find a new eatery, or in this case a new…

Restaurant News: We’re off to a yummy start in 2021

Here’s to a yummy start in the New Year! Introducing The Side Bar at Salt and Iron!  Starting on Friday, Jan. 8, Edmonds’ Salt and Iron will be serving cocktails, beer, wine and small bites on their heated outdoor patio! The Side Bar will be open 4 p.m.-close on Wednesdays-Sundays. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ono…

Restaurant News: We’re makin’ a list… checkin’ it twice

Restaurant News has compiled a list of local restaurants that are offering special holiday meals — for pick-up, to enjoy in your home with family at your table or in multiple locations linked by Zoom or Skype…However you choose to celebrate, there is a plethora of food for your feast. Heads up to the facts:…

Restaurant News: P is for pizza and perfect takeout, plus Irish favorites in Lynnwood

P is for pandemic… It’s also the first letter of pizza. Circles of dough covered with sauce, cheese and assorted toppings, the food that gives us comfort during these pandemic times. The business model for a pizza parlor goes hand-in-hand with the measures created during periods when patrons cannot dine “inside” the restaurants. Listen to…

Restaurant News: Bagels, burgers and beer, plus more Thanksgiving meal options

Nov. 19-20: Bagel delivery coming to Edmonds/Shoreline Here’s a bit of information about a new neighborhood delivery that’s coming to Edmonds and Shoreline. Bagels from Eltana located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. I ’d seen a notice regarding this opportunity, and contacted Eltana to gather all the details. Holly responded, and here is their story- “Our neighborhood…

Restaurant News: From sushi to gyros, new dining options in Lynnwood

Happy accident: An Amazon return meant a trip to Alderwood Mall. Sad to see former favorite food establishments shuttered, my spirits lifted as I rounded the corner. A new sushi spot — Bitty Fish Sushi — recently opened in the location formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi. I had to investigate and share with readers….

Restaurant News: Delicious dining at Aleppo Kitchen, patio sips and snacks at Scratch

COVID times are making life difficult for all of us. Our local restaurant and beverage purveyors are kept on their toes by updates on “new” procedures, changed frequently. Masks and social distancing measures daunt prospective diners. Muffled conversations with wait staff, when one does get a seat at a table, may hinder communication as to…

Restaurant News: ‘Reclaim the Rec Room,’ plus other New Year’s Eve ideas

Roots, Rock and Reggae will “reclaim the Rec Room” Bar and Grill There’s been a lot of media attention focused on an incident involving white supremacists at the Rec Room in unincorporated Lynnwood. Now a campaign to “Reclaim the Rec Room“ is underway. Join Lion of Judah as they take to the stage offering “peace,…