Seattle Restaurants

Discover the best happy hours, most affordable Seattle restaurants, go-to lunch spots, and special occasion destinations.

Sometimes recommendations venture beyond the Seattle area. Way beyond – to California, Oregon, Arizona and if I have my way Thailand, Italy, New Orleans, and maybe Tahiti! Have a good place to grab a bite? Let me know!


Originally published in GrnTea February 2019 Two-Times James Beard Award Winning Chef Delivers Food that Nourishes Your Soul By 4:50 on a Wednesday night, the line stretched down the block and around the corner at JuneBaby. Whispers of turkey legs fried in oxtail fat spread from patron to patron. When the […]

JuneBaby's Oxtail

Homer roasted beets

Seattle’s Homer

It’s possible to buy pockets of love. Homer proved it one warm, puffy pitta at a time. Even a blustery, wet sidewalk couldn’t deter a dozen-plus shuffling patrons from claiming their spot in line. Because while the former yoga-studio was anything but roomy, the promise of hand-rolled, wood-fired pita was […]

Tacos Chukis in Seattle

Truly affordable tacos are the ultimate in South Lake Union lunch fare. But really, all I needed to say was tacos. Because in my book, if you need a reason to check out any restaurant, there’s no better one than tacos. Tacos are like the Hellen Keller card in Cards […]

Pork tacos at Tacos Chuckis in Seattle

The 'Fish of the Day' sandwich at Paseo.


It’s almost un-Seattleite to admit one has never tasted the slow-roasted, sloppy pork goodness of a Paseo sandwich. But prior to the hoopla of closing doors and social media outcries, the veritable lack of parking and indoor seating made a Paseo visit difficult to fit in the schedule. 

Uneeda Burger

Uneeda Burger

There’s something about wrapping your hands around a burger that’s just good for the soul. It’s like a double fisted reminder of your humanity – a gut bomb wakeup call that you are the master of your own destiny, at least for the next few minutes. However, not all burgers […]