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…

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:…