If you've ever wanted to try one of the Seattle area's finest restaurants without breaking the bank, there's no better time than the annual Seattle Restaurant Week featuring 168 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $28.
While there are a number of Northwest cookbooks on the market, one Seattle chef saw a hole. He wanted a book that really focused on the seasons in the Northwest, which he understands a little differently than most.
Chef Maria Hines has always tried to accommodate gluten-free and vegan diners at her acclaimed Seattle restaurants. But after learning what a hassle it can be, she's developed high end tasting menus for special diets.
It's been a big couple weeks for Seattle chef Renee Erickson. First, her Ballard oyster bar the Walrus and the Carpenter was named on bon apetit magazine's list of the "20 Most Important Restaurants" (in the U.S.). Then, the chef and another one of her restaurants were honored to be listed as award contenders for this year's James Beard Awards.