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 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

A few rainy-day bites | Arts&Appetite

The weather forecasters are telling us to prepare for a longer, cooler, and wetter fall and winter than we have experienced for the last few years. If the rain this week is any indi... — Updated 10/28/2021

 

Everything about Hawaii is comforting, even the food | Arts & Appetite

We in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to be as close as we are to Hawaii. It may be six hours away, but when you are talking about taking in the beauty and gratification of being... — Updated 10/21/2021

 

A first look, and some great returns | Arts & Appetite

The last few days of summer brought sunshine and an apparently universal impulse to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds – and tastes. With no shortage of options in our area,... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

A hot pot for a chilly day | Arts & Appetite

I have to guess that most people have already been to the Boiling Point in Edmonds – on a cool day, when the chill in the air makes you shiver? Since we have had a few of those... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Yummy in Edmonds ... It's in the name | Arts & Appetite

I am dismayed to say that we have another amazing fried chicken restaurant in Edmonds: Yummy Teriyaki & Fried Chicken. Why on earth would I express concern over the deliciously... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

An absolute gem for sandwiches in Lynnwood | Arts&Appetite

There is a new sandwich place in town – in Lynnwood, that is. LASA Sandwiches and Pearls (not the gemstone kind but the traditional Filipino tapioca pearls) recently opened near... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

Kahlo's Cantina: A long-awaited dinner | Arts&Appetite

Most of us who travel by or near the Edmonds ferry have been anxiously awaiting the completion of the major remodel of the spot now known as Kahlo's Cantina. We saw the signs go up... — Updated 7/18/2021

 

The Blackbird Café & Bar: A most successful makeover | Arts & Appetite

We humans are usually not so fond of change, especially change of a favorite "neighborhood" restaurant. A couple of years ago, this column featured Hill's Restaurant & Bar, a... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

Driven to abstraction at Cascadia | Arts & Appetite

A lot is happening at Cascadia Art Museum. Over the past year, the museum has expanded its permanent collection, expanded its reach across the art world (from New York City to... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Vinbero builds on the traditions of The Cheesemonger's Table | Arts&Appetite

Monday was a very good day. For the first time in nearly two months, my husband and I and mom enjoyed a French onion grilled cheese sandwich, a turkey brie, and bowls of smoky tomat... — Updated 5/30/2021

 

Impossible to choose just one at Bucatini | Arts & Appetite

The other night, we were in the mood for hearty, delicious Italian food but did not have the time to make homemade pasta or different sauces to satisfy our individual cravings or to... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Near or far, both Pho 84, Chop Express worth the visit | Arts & Appetite

The last few weeks demanded comfort food! When there is much going on in the world around you, or maybe you finally got that appointment for the COVID vaccine, there is nothing... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

Cascadia Art Museum has 'dreamy' exhibit | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

19 years of cheese | Arts & Appetite

The message on the signage, the website, social media is consistent: The Cheesemonger's Table will be closing permanently on April 1, 2021. Strom, Maria, and the whole team from... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

Across the border, Vietnamese sandwiches | Arts & Appetite

I broke the rules a little bit for this Arts & Appetite restaurant review. I traveled over the border – the Snohomish-King County border, that is. It is barely a quarter-mile... — Updated 3/4/2021

 

Teriyaki: The yummiest of Seattle originals | Arts & Appetite

Ah, teriyaki. We all remember eating teriyaki in our teens or 20s and feeling like we had found this amazing "real meal" when we were just starting to form our own eating habits and... — Updated 2/18/2021

 

Pizza Diaries, Volume 2 | Arts & Appetite

After the first volume of the Pizza Diaries in The Beacon's Arts & Appetite column last month, Beacon readers shared many of their experiences searching for the perfect pizza... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Pho: Classic comfort food at Than Brothers | Arts & Appetite

Sometimes, especially on a chilly, cloudy day, nothing sounds better than a big bowl of noodles in steaming hot broth. Pho, the Vietnamese soup traditionally made with broth, rice... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Episode 1 of 'The Pizza Diaries' | Arts & Appetite

Last year, pizza became America’s favorite meal, with one survey pointing out that 55% of Americans partake in a pie at least once a week. We ate more pizza last year than... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

Dinner and the theater, COVID-safe | Arts & Appetite

Dinner and theater tickets? Possible during a pandemic? Yes, thanks to our very own Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and a new restaurant in town, Fire & the Feast. I was... — Updated 12/17/2020 Full story

 

Mexican mole done right in Lynnwood

Mexican mole is one of those regional specialties so unique that most of us remember the first time we tried it, and if we are lucky, where we have found it in the U.S. Our family h... — Updated 12/3/2020

 

Now open: Do you Katsu? | Arts & Appetite

What meal would be at the top of the list of most comforting, satisfying, and beloved in the U.S.? Probably a burger, fries, and a shake. What could make this all-American favorite... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Leftcraft joins Edmonds' growing pub culture | Arts & Appetite

When Leftcraft, a new gastropub, opened its doors in August, Edmonds gained one more location to add to our very respectable pub crawl. Our community already has a diverse... — Updated 11/5/2020

 

Cascadia Art Museum reopens with 3 new exhibits

According to the American Alliance of Museums, more than one-third of our country's visual art museums will close in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, never to reopen. Many across... — Updated 10/1/2020

 

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