szechuan-first chinese fried sole

Review: “Szechuan First” Chinese in Renton

If you can figure out how to get into their parking lot, Szechuan First offers some of the best Sichuan ((We've opted to make use of the modern Pinyin transliterations whenever practical, despite many restauran...
Chinese noodles

Hue Ky Mi Gia Chinese Noodle House : Review

The "Great Wall" shopping mall is like a little Chinatown in the Renton/Kent area, the walls enclosing a wide variety of Asian restaurants, herbalists, gift shops, and professional offices along with a large As...
Black Garlic Ramen at Arashi Ramen

Review: Arashi Ramen

Arashi Ramen in Tukwila is hidden away in a strip mall on Southcenter Parkway, near a Men's Warehouse. The location is not inspiring, but don't let that deter you. Inside, the shop is minimalist, but stylish an...
John Howie Steak, zabutan 8oz medium rare
8.1Yum... Cha-Ching!

Review: John Howie Steak, Bellevue, WA

Just inside the elegant but dimly lit entryway to John Howie Steak in Bellevue, the warm glow of a display case draws the visitor's eye to its contents: marbled red beef. And rightly so--  John Howie Steak's m...
Old Soul Half-Rack of Ribs

Ole Soul Southern Creole, Everett

At the quiet end of Hewitt Avenue, near Everett's industrial waterfront, is the entrance to Ole Soul Southern Creole. On a dark, rainy evening, the eatery seems to be nestled in between boarding houses in a fad...
Vintage Cafe, Everett Interior

Vintage Cafe, Everett

For over a year, I've lived about a block away from the Vintage Cafe in downtown Everett. Downtown Everett is undergoing some pretty serious revitalization so there are plenty of new restaurants to try, but I f...