- Best 24-Hour Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Asian Fusion Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Bakery in Seattle
- Best Barbecue Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Bistro in Seattle
- Best Breakfast Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Brunch in Seattle
- Best Burgers in Seattle
- Best Cafe in Seattle
- Best Cajun Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Charcuterie Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Chinese Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Coffeehouse in Seattle
- Best Contemporary Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Continental Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Crab Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Creole Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Cuban Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Deli in Seattle
- Best Dessert Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Diner in Seattle
- Best European Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Fish and Chips Restaurant in Seattle
- Best French Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Gastropub in Seattle
- Best Global/Eclectic Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Greek Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Hot Dogs in Seattle
- Best Hotel Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Indian Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Italian Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Late-Night Dining in Seattle
- Best Locavore Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Mexican Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Moroccan Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Oysters in Seattle
- Best Pizza in Seattle
- Best Raw Bar Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Regional Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Sandwiches in Seattle
- Best Seafood Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Small Plates Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Soul Food Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Southwestern Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Spanish Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Sports Bar/Pub Food in Seattle
- Best Steak House in Seattle
- Best Thai Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Seattle
- Best Wine Bar in Seattle
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Seattle Times's Providence Cicero gives two and a half stars to Taste Restaurant (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; 206-903-5291. www.tastesam.com) and also visits Miro Tea (5405 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-782-6832, www.mirotea.com). ... Karen Gaudette notes: the opening of The Frontier Café (corner of Third Avenue and Cherry Street, 206-340-4401) . ... Stix Billiards & Brewhouse now is Stix Pizza & Brewing Co (1001 Fairview Ave. N., Ste. 2000, Seattle, 206-749-9088, stixbilliardsandbrew.com). seattletimes.com ... The P-I's Leslie Kelly reviews Latona Pub (206-525-2238, 6423 Latona Ave. N.E., 3pubs.com), while Kristin Dizon considers Vietnamese spot Five Seasons Grill (9724 Aurora Ave. N., 206-522-5550) and Victrola Cafe & Roastery (310 E. Pike St., 206-624-172, victrolacofree.com). ... Kelly notes Pick Quick Drive-In (4306 Pacific Highway E. in Fife), Stan's on 828 Rainier Avenue South, and XXX Root Beer Drive-In out Issaquah way (98 N.E. Gilman Blvd.) seattlepi.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Zagat Buzz reports that to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation is hosting a series of food festivals and special dinners in 20 cities nationwide. The events kick off on September 18th in New York with a lavish menu inspired by Beard at Four Seasons. The celebrations continue the next week with elaborate dinners cooked by first-rate toques in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Short Hills, NJ and Washington, DC. All of the events are unique, with different chef lineups and dining formats ranging from gala dinners to walk-around tastings, so check the individual city pages for details. Though prices for the dinners vary, all of them will be followed up on September 29th with special events at local Williams-Sonoma stores where chefs will be offering cooking demos, book signings, specialty food tastings and kids' educational activities free of charge. For more information about the event, logon to www.jbftasteamerica.com. zagat.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
PIZZA: Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix; DiFara Pizza, Brooklyn, NY; Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles
STEAK: Peter Luger Steak House, Brooklyn; Cut, Los Angeles; Doe's Eat Place, Greenville, Miss.
TACOS: Taco Taco Cafe, San Antonio; Taqueria del Sol, Atlanta; South Beach Bar & Grill, Ocean Beach, Calif.
Hamburgers: Bobcate Bite, Santa Fe, NM; Taylor's Automatic Refresher, St. Helena, Calif; The Meers Store and Restaurant, Lawton, Okla.
FRIED CHICKEN: Willie Mae's Scotch House, New Orleans; Price's Chicken Coop, Charlotte, NC; Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.
RIBS: Charles Vergos Rendezvous, Memphis; 17th Street Bar & Grill, Murphysboro, Ill; Jaspers, Plano, Texas.
The magazine also features favorite restaurant recipes, including: Lucia's in Minneapolis-St. Paul; Eve in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar in Somerville, Mass.; Binkley's Restaurant in Cave Creek, Ariz.; Kelly Liken Restaurant in Vail, Colo; Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles; and Park Kitchen in Portland, Ore. ... And the mag also features 12 small restaurants and their recipes, including: The Little Owl, New York City; The Good Fork, Brooklyn; La Laiterie at Farmstead, Providence, RI; Cremant, Seattle; Bonne Soiree, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Hatfield's, Los Angeles; Canteen, San Francisco; Revolver, Findlay, Ohio; Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore; and Komi, Washington, DC. epicurious.com/bonappetit
IN THE NEWS: Gretchen Mathers, an operating partner with Schwartz Brothers Restaurants and founder of restaurant chain Gretchen's of Course, died Aug. 7 in Seattle at age 66 after an ongoing struggle with cancer, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports. ... The Seattle Times' Nancy Leson gives two and a half stars to Yama at the Galleria (Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E.; www.yamagalleria.com), while Providence Cicero considers Don Chuy Latin Cuisine (19725 40th Ave. W., Lynnwood; www.donchuylatincuisine.com). ... Leson notes the recent openings of The Local Vine (2520 Second Ave., No. 113, Seattle; www.thelocalvine.com), and Julia's (1825 Queen Anne Ave. N.), the elimination of lunch at Betty (1507 Queen Anne Ave. N.), the closing of Ebb n' Flow (2114 N. 45th St.), and the possible closing of troubled The Wellington, in Columbia City (4869 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, www.thewellington.biz). seattletimes.com ... The PI's Leslie Kelly gives two stars to Opal (2 Boston St., opalseattle.com) and visits Pecos Pit (2260 First Ave. S.), Stell's (3310 Third Ave. W.), and The Crumpet Shop (1503 First Ave.). seattlepi.com ... Seattle Weekly's Sean Ludwig visits Scoop Du Jour (4029 E. Madison St.), while Brad Hole blogs a visit to Palermo Gourmet Pizza (2005 NW Market Street,Ballard). seattleweekly.com ... Seattlest.com stops by Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave. NE, Seattle) and Szechuan Noodle Bowl in the International District.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
IN THE NEWS: The Seattle Times' Nancy Leson gives three stars to Ray's Boathouse (6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle, www.rays.com) and notes the opening of The Local Vine wine bar (2520 Second Ave., No. 113, Seattle, www.thelocalvine.com), whose consulting chef is consulting chef is Jason Wilson of Crush. ... Leson also reports: Julia's, famous for its breakfasts and carrot cake, made its belated Queen Anne Hill debut in mid-June (at 1825 Queen Anne Ave. N., www.eatatjulias.com) ... Betty (1507 Queen Anne Ave. N.) already has eliminated lunch ... Ebb n' Flow (2114 N. 45th St.), previously known as Jitterbug and long-loved as the Beeliner Diner, has closed ... Faltering The Wellington, in Columbia City (4869 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, www.thewellington.biz) is on the sales block. seattletimes.com ... The PI's Leslie Kelly reviews SAM (1300 First Ave., Seattle Art Museum, tastesam.com) and notes the closings of Ovio Bistro in West Seattle, Dandelion in Ballard, Honda Teriyaki in Bellevue, and Green Papaya on Capitol Hill. ... Kristin Dizon visits Geneve Cafe (4459 Fremont Ave. N), while Lisa Stiffler stops by Flame Burgers (2123 Queen Anne Ave N.). seattlepi.com ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews TASTE Restaurant (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., www.tastesam.com), while the 13 Dollars column visits Canalis (2576 Aurora Ave. N.). seattleweekly.com ... The Stranger's Angela Garbes reviews Geraldine's Counter (4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle). thestranger.com ... The Puget Sound Business Journal reports, "When a small Vashon Island eatery lost its contract to supply food on state ferry boats last December, it also lost two-thirds of its revenue. Five months later, Sound Food Cafe closed its doors for good, ending more than three decades in operation. Now, Sound Food owners Bill Dorn and Norm Vork have filed breach of contract and misrepresentation claims against Washington State Ferries."
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The P.I.'s Leslie Kelly gives three stars in her review of The Pink Door (1919 Post Alley; thepinkdoor.net) and notes Pike Place Market tours as well as the June 20 opening of the much-anticipated bistro Cafe Press (1117 12th Ave. on Capitol Hill, from Le Pichet's dynamic duo, Joanne Herron and Jim Drohman, as well as Via Tribunali on Queen Anne. ... She also notes a new location of Mad Pizza on South Lake Union (1263 Thomas St.). ... Claudia Rowe reviews Alki Crab & Fish Co. (1660 Harbor Ave. S.W.; alkicrabandfish.com). ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews the Spanish restaurant Gaudi (3410 N.E. 55th St), while the new 13 Dollars column visits Commuter Comforts Cafe & Wine Bar (Colman Dock, Ferry Terminal, 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52) and the Bottom Feeder column stops by Dome Burger (111 Occidental Ave. in Pioneer Square), one of only two businesses to refer to their seven-years-gone neighbor the Kingdome, since the recent forced shuttering of Dome Stadium Tavern on Fourth Avenue. ... Seattle Times' seattletimes.com Nancy Leson gives three stars to Opal (2 Boston St., Seattle; www.opalseattle.com), while Leigh Haddix considers Gorgeous George's Mediterranean Kitchen (7719 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle). ... Karen Gaudette reports on the scheduled June 30 closing of five-year-old West Seattle eatery Ovio Bistro (oviobistro.com). ... The Stranger's thestranger.com Angela Garbas reviews Entre Nous (216 Stewart St, Seattle) and also visits La Medusa (4857 Rainier Ave S.), while Bethany Jean Clement reports on the closing and relocation of Cha Cha (1013 E Pike St.).
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Momofuku Ssam Bar, 207 Second Ave., New York City
Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Trois, 1180 Peachtree St., Atlanta
Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, 641 N. Highland Ave., and 6602 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
Tavolata, 2323 Second Ave., Seattle
Radda Trattoria, 1265 Alpine Ave., Boulder, Colo.
Aigre Doux Restaurant & Bakery, 230 W. Kinzie St., Chicago
Bijoux, 5450 West Lovers Lane, Suite 225, Dallas
Osteria, 640 N. Broad St., Philadelphia
Ad Hoc, 6476 Washington St., Yountville, Calif. (Napa Valley)
IN THE NEWS: The Stranger's Sage Van Wing reviews The Station Bistro (4910 Leary Ave NW), while Bethany Jean Clement visits Moe Bar (925 E Pike St.) and and Marti Jonjak notes Hangar Cafe (6261 13th Ave S.). ... Angela Garbes reports that International District's Japanese restaurant Takohachi closed June 2. "The owner retired and, according to one of the charming and carefully hand-lettered signs that hang on the restaurant's walls, a new Japanese restaurant will open in the spot on 610 South Jackson Street later this summer." ... The paper spotlights Ali Jafari, owner of Noosh Cafe (1629 Queen Anne Ave N). thestranger.com ... Seattle Weekly's Voracious blog visits TASTE Restaurant (1300 First Ave), while Mike Seely highlights the wondrous hot dog stands outside Safeco Field, including Joe's Gourmet Grilled Dogs. seattleweekly.com ... The PI's Leslie Kelly rounds up restaurants with a view. seattlepi.com ... The Seattle Times' Nancy Leson gives two stars in her review of Hae-Nam Kalbi & Calamari (15001 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline), while Nicole Tsong stops by Kurry King (5503 Airport Way S., Seattle). Leson also notes the closing of Redmond's Bar Shu, and reports, "Don't burst into tears if you stop by The Harvest Vine (2701 E. Madison St., Seattle, or www.harvestvine.com) late this month and find the place closed. Owners Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez and Carolin Messier de Jiménez are planning a quick upstairs remodel, closing June 24 and expecting to reopen July 9. They're rebuilding their worn copper bar, reconfiguring the pantry station, replacing stoves and counters and gutting the tile floor — which Carolin installed herself when they opened their celebrated tapas bar on a shoestring budget in 1998. As if that isn't action enough for Carolin and her big Basque, how about this: They're also opening a second place, in Belltown, having recently signed the lease for Txori (say "chor-ee" — it means bird), a darling 900-square-foot space at 2227 Second Ave. If all goes well, the tiny spot will debut in August as a San Sebastian-styled pinchos bar — complete with French doors that open onto a small rear deck, blessedly off the beaten path from Belltown's noise and foot-traffic." seattletimes.com
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Forbes' Top 10 Restaurant Cities:
1. New York City
3. San Francisco
4. Los Angeles
5. New Orleans
7. Washington, D.C.
10. Las Vegas
Rankings were based on: Overall number of restaurants above the fast food level; Number of fine dining restaurants with national and international standing; Solid representation of regional American food; A wide segment of second-tier restaurants that would include seafood, steakhouses, and independently chef-owned restaurants; Breadth and depth of ethnic restaurants, especially if the city has neighborhood such as a Chinatown; A significant number of neigborhood restaurants where the locals tend to eat out regularly; A well-traveled clientele that regards eating out in that city one of the real pleasures of going there.
IN THE NEWS: The PI's Leslie Kelly reports that Jerry Traunfeld, executive chef at The Herbfarm, will open his own restaurant in Seattle in 2008. He's to stay on through the end of the year, however ... Kelly reviews Place Pigalle (81 Pike St.) and Pike Place Chowder (1530 Post Alley), and Jack's Fish Spot (1514 Pike Place), and also pays a visit to the original Starbucks (1912 Pike Place). seattlepi.nwsource.com ... Zephyr Grill & Bar (240 W. Kent Station St., Kent) gets two stars from the Times' Providence Cicero, while Trotter's Restaurant (825 Harvey Road, Auburn), and Rowdy Cowgirl BBQ (3620 Stone Way N., Seattle) also are reviewed. seattletimes.com ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews Steelhead Diner (5 Pine St.), while the Search & Distill column looks at Calamity Jane's (5701 Airport Way S.) and Georgetown Liquor Company (5501 Airport Way S). seattleweekly.com ... Paul Constant of The Stranger also weighs in on Steelhead Diner. thestranger.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Chicago's Frontera Grill won Outstanding Restaurant of the Year and Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C. was named Outstanding Chef at the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony. Hosted by CBS Early Show anchor Hannah Storm, the Beard Awards were held May 7 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center. More than 60 awards were presented by the country's pre-eminent nonprofit culinary organization, in its 20th anniversary celebration, and more than 1,600 industry leaders attended the ceremony. Other top awards went to: New York's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, named Best New Restaurant; Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca.) received the award for Outstanding Restaurateur; and David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York) received the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. Celebrity and culinary superstar attendees included Stephanie March, Ted Allen, Katie Lee Joel, Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Thomas Keller, Jose Andres, Tom Colicchio, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Padma Lakshmi, and Marcus Samuelsson. The Foundation's Media Awards took place at a separate event at the Hudson Theatre at Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 6. All Award winners received a bronze medallion etched with the image of the late James Beard, the esteemed chef, cookbook author, and food journalist. There are no cash awards. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognizes outstanding achievement within the fine food and beverage industry in North America. For full awards results, please visit http://www.jamesbeard.org.
Beard Award highlights are:
AMERICA'S CLASSICS: Primanti Brothers, Demetrios Patrinos, Pittsburgh, Pa.; The Pickwick, Christopher Wisocki, Duluth, Minn.; Doe's Eat Place, The Signa Family, Greenville, Miss.; Aunt Carrie's, Elsie Foy, Narragansett, R.I.; I
Brookville Hotel, Mark and Connie Martin, Abilene, Kan.; Weaver D's, Dexter Weaver, Athens, Ga.
BEST CHEF, GREAT LAKES: Grant Achatz, Alinea, Chicago
BEST CHEF, MID-ATLANTIC: R.J. Cooper, III, Vidalia, Washington, DC
BEST CHEF, MIDWEST: Celina Tio, The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
BEST CHEF, NEW YORK CITY: David Waltuck, Chanterelle, New York, NY
BEST CHEF, NORTHEAST: Frank McClelland, L'Espalier, Boston
BEST CHEF, NORTHWEST: John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle
BEST CHEF, PACIFIC: Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco
BEST CHEF, SOUTH: Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
BEST CHEF, SOUTHEAST: Scott Peacock, Watershed, Decatur, Ga.
BEST CHEF, SOUTHWEST: Nobuo Fukuda, Sea Saw, Scottsdale, Ariz.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Chef-Owner: Joël Robuchon, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING CHEF: Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF: Michael Laskonis, Le Bernardin, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT: Frontera Grill, chef-owner: Rick and Deann Bayless, Chicago
OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE: Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand, and Richard Melman, Tru, Chicago
OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL: Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, Calif.
OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE: Mark Slater, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR: David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York, NY
IN THE NEWS: Ever-active P-I critic Leslie Kelly awards four stars to chef Scott Carsberg's Lampreia, 2400 First Ave. Kelly also blurbs Capitol Hill's Dinette, 1514 E. Olive and the Seattle Art Museum's SAM Taste Restaurant, and (whew!) blogs La Medusa and reports that Scott Staples, Restaurant Zoe's chef/owner, and wife Heather plan to open a gastropub this fall on Capitol Hill, on the corner of 10th Avenue and East Pike Street. ... The P-I's Claudia Rowe reviews La Casa Del Mojito, 7545 Lake City Way N.E. ... The Seattle Times reviews: Tavolata, 2323 Second Ave. in Seattle; Ristorante Isabella, 27116 167th Place S.E. in Covington, and Szechuan 99, 6124 200th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. From The Times dining notes: "It's a homecoming at The Pink Door for chef Steve Smrstik. He's returned to head the kitchen at the restaurant in Pike Place Market after 20 years away working at a variety of eateries, including Manhattan's La Colombe d'Or and Café des Bruxelles." ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews Can-Am Pizza and Inchin's Bamboo Garden, while Scott Seely looks at By's Drive-In and Stan's Drive-In, and Jess Thomson reviews the Hyatt's wine bar Twisted Cork. ... The Stranger provides a guide to eating outdoors, with area rooftop options, while also blurbing Lottie's Lounge (4900 Rainier Ave. S.) and noting the May 1 demise after 20 years in business of Rainbow Natural Grocery on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue East.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
-- Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco; Frontera Grill, Chicago; Magnolia Grill, Durham, N.C., Picholine, New York; Spiaggia, Chicago.
-- Best New Restaurant: A Voce, New York City; Chochon, New Orleans; Cut, Beverly Hills, Calif; L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, New York City; Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York City; Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas.
-- Outstanding Restaurateur: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif; Keith McNally, Balthazar, New York City; Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (R.J. Grunts, Wildfire, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!), Chicago; Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group (Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Rubicon), New York City; Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges restaurant, New York City.
-- Outstanding Chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, New York City; Lee Hefter, Spago, Beverly Hills, Calif.; Jean Joho, Everest, Chicago; Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago; Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, D.C.
-- Rising Star Chef: Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco; Graham Elliot Bowles, Avenues at The Peninsula Hotel, Philadelphia; David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York; Patrick Connelly, Radius, Boston; Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York City.
Restaurant magazine just released its list of the world's top 100 restaurants. (http://www.theworlds50best.com/2007_list.html) Here are the U.S. entries:
The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca. (No. 4)
Per Se, New York City (No. 9)
Jean Georges, New York City (No. 18)
Le Bernardin, New York City (No. 26)
Charlie Trotter's, Chicago (No. 30)
Daniel, New York City (No. 32)
Alinea, Chicago (No. 36)
Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Ca. (No. 40)
Masa, New York City (No. 56)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Four Seasons, New York City (No. 64)
Peter Lugar, Brooklyn, NY (No. 69)
Nobu New York, New York City (No. 89)
Gramercy Tavern, New York city (No. 90)
WD-50, New York City (No. 91)
Zuni Café, San Francisco (No. 98)
Alex at Wynn, Las Vegas (No. 100)
IN THE NEWS: The P-I's critic Leslie Kelly gives twos stars in her review of the Spanish joint Gaudi, 3410 N.E. 55th St. Kelly also details and lists participating restaurants in the May dining special Sundays through Thursdays through May, except Mother's Day. Kristin Dizon's Cheap Eats column looks at Bakery Nouveau, 4737 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (bakerynouveau.com) And Kelly pays a visit to Etta's at the Pike Place Market in her always entertaining Whining and Dining blog. www.nwsource.com ... The Times' Karen Johnson reviews Sun Break Café, 22 A Street S.W., Auburn., Providence Cicero gives two and a half stars to Qube, 1901 Second Ave., Seattle (www.quberestaurant.com), while Leigh Haddix's Dining Deals looks at Roti Cuisine of India, 530 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. www.seattletimes.com ... Seattle Weekly's Mike Seely wrestles with a 72-ounce steak at Wedgwood Broiler, 8230 35th Ave. N.E., Wedgwood . The Weekly's Voracious blog details the just-opened Opal, 2 Boston St., Queen Anne., and the recent closing of Rainbow Grocery on 15th Ave. East in Capitol Hill. www.seattleweekly.com ... The Stranger (www.thestranger.com) searches for Seattle's best cheap Vietnamese sandwich ... West Seattle's Blackbird restaurant is reviewed by the Puget Sound Business Journal. seattle.bizjournals.com ... menuism.com reviews Steelhead Diner.