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…

Restaurant News: A sweet answer to midnight cravings, plus a recap of 2017 food news

Who’s new ~ Who’s closed ~ Who’s in limbo? Here is a recap of restaurant events, starting with the newest spot in our locale New endeavor launches in nearby Firdale Village Midnight Cookie Company is all about satisfying your craving for sweets in the middle of the night, literally. The Edmonds area facility launched Wednesday….

Restaurant News: Local ties at Caffe Ladro, bakery delights at MLT’s Grand Pere

Caffe Ladro – We met for coffee, of course. “We’re on the third wave of the coffee business” says co-owner of Caffe Ladro, Robert Ohly. I met with Ohly and his wife, Heather, who’s partnered with Bob raising children in Edmonds, and in many aspects of his coffee life, at Caffe Ladro’s Edmonds location at Five…

Restaurant News: Food takes center stage as holiday season begins

Traditions both unique and familiar, the season begins… with food at local Edmonds restaurants. Mary Hernandez, one of the partners at Casa Oaxaca, invited me to come in and participate in Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Twenty-five years spent in Arizona, I’m familiar with these traditions in our Hispanic community. I…

Restaurant News: A delicious day trip dining in Mukilteo

While this is the restaurant news column, let’s face it — most of us cook at home, in some fashion. Our local markets offer great ways to enjoy healthy meals at home. On a recent visit to the Edmonds PCC, I noticed the store format changes. New logo and signs adorn the building, fixtures and…

Restaurant News: Korean beef soup satisfies on nearby Highway 99

Delicious changes at Traditional Korean Beef Soup The change in ownership at a local establishment last summer had escaped my notice, but how happy I am to have discovered the Traditional Korean Beef Soup– 22929 Highway 99, G-1, in Edmonds. We were greeted by Bonnie Lee as soon as we walked in. Her family now…

Restaurant News: Outdoor dining in town and nearby

Opportunities abound both in town and not so far out of town, for dining al fresco. The shorter list would be establishments who do NOT have a spot to enjoy our wonderful sunny weather. Sidewalks with sunshine have encouraged most local entrepreneurs to park a few tables where space permits, so diners can catch a few…

Restaurant News: Nearby Sushi Moto satisfies

We stripped the paper off our wooden chopsticks and salivated in anticipation. We just ordered a Sashimi Sushi Combo at one of our favorite places in Edmonds — Sushi Moto Japanese restaurant. It was my birthday. “Have you written a review on this place?” my spouse asked, as Sushi Moto has been our mainstay for…

Restaurant News: ‘Fashionable’ dim sum in Edmonds, yummy Thai in Lynnwood

My hubby’s keen eye spotted a colorful banner announcing “Grand Opening! Dim Sum” — why not? We squeezed our car into the very last spot available, and dashed through a downpour to the door of Fashion Dim Sum, located at 22923 Highway 99. Be warned: parking spots are at a premium in the Brentwood Plaza…