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 I’m…

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: 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: Highway 99’s Boiling Fish worth a visit

To the list of things we might be taking for granted around here, perhaps we should add the surprising array of terrific Asian restaurants available to us. There are at least a dozen such gems along a one-mile stretch of Edmonds’ Highway 99 International District alone. I’ve written about many of them, but two months…

Restaurant News: Feb. 13 Kegger for Koalas fundraiser to benefit Australian wildfire victims

You’ve probably heard about Australia’s wildfires. I’ve seen heartbreaking video clips of injured animals I may never forget. In response, two Edmonds business owners — Venus Forteza of Maize and Barley and Jack Crawford of Bridgid’s Bottleshop — have stepped up to sponsor a Feb. 13 benefit for those affected by the disaster. Official reports indicate that at…

Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Restaurant News: Noodle heaven at Qin, plus 85° Celsius opening soon

It’s all about the journey, not the destination – particularly when you’re talking about the never-ending search for the best undiscovered restaurants. Tucked into a shopping center between Harbor Freight and 99 Ranch Market at 22315 Highway 99 is Qin. If you love noodles, wontons, potstickers and buns, you should make a note of it….

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,…

Restaurant News: The Local 104 should be on your list

The Local 104 — please make a note of it. If you travel east on Ballinger Way, (or Highway 104 is it’s also known), from Mountlake Terrace. you’ll see something that should spark your interest. About halfway from Thriftway Foods on your way to Lake Forest Park’s Town Center, you’ll notice a space on the…

Restaurant News: Hunan cuisine at Dong Ting Chung, plus new openings

  Dong Ting Chun, located at 22001 Highway 99 in Edmonds, has arrived. Entrees at Dong Ting Chun delight the palate with the true chili-laden, smoky flavors of Hunan, and have their own twists, of course, given availability of time honored ingredients. Dong Ting Chun has branched out from their California base and brings a broad…