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…

Sponsor spotlight: Include Scotty’s Food Truck in your weekend plans

As you make plans for the holiday weekend, why not include Scotty’s Food Truck as part of your celebration? Chef Scotty will be in his usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel this Thursday-Saturday, serving famous Blackened salmon Caesar salad, fish or jumbo shrimp tacos, and more.  Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615…

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 — features 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: 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….