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El Mariachi: Taco perfection in Everett | Arts & Appetite

I lost count of the number of people who asked (or let's be honest) TOLD me to review El Mariachi Birria Y Tacos. Although this column generally covers the communities of the... — Updated 5/25/2023


Taking another look at Bar Dojo – again

This column is being printed on my birthday, so I thought: Where do I go to celebrate in and around Edmonds? A few restaurants are always on my list, like Rise & Shine Bakery,... — Updated 5/11/2023


The gift of a great book: Thought | Moment's Notice

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine.” – Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” When I was 13, I saved my allowance to buy a biography about a rock... — Updated 4/27/2023


Put emphasis on 'lunch' for your lunch meetings | Arts & Appetite

I, for one, am excited about the return of the in-person lunch meeting. Now that the new editions of etiquette guidelines have established protocols for eating on video... — Updated 4/13/2023


Pok Pok Thai Kitchen: Perfection in Westgate

Foodies from across the Puget Sound region will be in Edmonds to try one of our newest restaurants: Pok Pok Thai Kitchen. The name "Pok Pok" comes from the sound of the pestle... — Updated 3/30/2023


Lucky Edmonds – Harvest Wonton Noodle Is Here | Arts & Appetite

For several months at the end of 2022, I would drive down Highway 99 just to see if Harvest Wonton Noodle had opened yet. I had seen the sign for quite a while, with the wonderful... — Updated 3/24/2023


Dinner with friends at La Casa de Amigos | Arts & Appetite

A meal from La Casa de Amigos (loosely translated as the "house of friends)" fulfills the promise of its name – it is a meal cooked with love and care that is tasty and... — Updated 2/23/2023


Demos for a dozen | Arts & Appetite

Have you heard of Table for 12? All of us who wander downtown Edmonds regularly peeked in often, checking the signs in the window on the storefront next to Arista Wine Cellars, exci... — Updated 2/2/2023


Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part 2)

Last week, the first Arts & Appetite of the year completed a look back on the year in arts in Edmonds, but as the column name says, this is arts and "appetite." So we took a loo... — Updated 1/19/2023


Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part I)

The Beacon marks the close of every year with a bit of a look back, and since 2022 was so chock full of happenings, this year we need two issues! Since Arts & Appetite covers wh... — Updated 1/5/2023


Put some art in your holidays | Arts & Appetite

You still have time to make this holiday season a little more beautiful with some wonderful artistic experiences across Edmonds. As it has for the past several years, Cascadia Art... — Updated 12/22/2022


Giving thanks for our favorite restaurants (part 1) | Arts and Appetite

This is the time of year for giving thanks ... even the holiday says so. In 2022, we have all been traveling again, visiting with loved ones, and, thankfully, eating in our... — Updated 11/23/2022


Another market for a Saturday morning | Arts and Appetite

We are so lucky to live near the stretch of Highway 99 in Edmonds. The cornucopia of phenomenal restaurants and markets is one I am so grateful to visit (usually at least weekly).... — Updated 11/21/2022


Hot tofu, yumminess, and much, much more | Arts & Appetite

Every time we would go to Dumpling Generation, in the parking lot of the EC Plaza on Highway 99, I would look at the busy dining room at Hosoonyi and think to myself – we really... — Updated 10/27/2022


There's an app for that: Shef delivers home-cooked meals | Arts & Appetite

Have you heard of Shef? If not, go online or grab your smartphone now. Yes, it is an app, but the cooks who make the food are all local, so you will be supporting home cooks from... — Updated 10/13/2022


Look for the bright yellow box | Arts & Appetite

Mr. Gyro Express is at the corner of 164th Street SW and 52nd Avenue West, at the Edmonds border, and you cannot miss it: it's painted rubber ducky yellow! When you pull in to the p... — Updated 9/29/2022


Arts, appetite, and benefitting the community | Arts & Appetite

If there is one thing we know about Edmonds: It's a food town! But we also love our community. This community rarely misses an opportunity to gather and enjoy a good meal together,... — Updated 9/15/2022


At Cascadia: Books, and Northwest crafts and arts | Arts & Appetite

Cascadia Art Museum is presenting two very different and very wonderful exhibitions this summer, and neither should be missed. Besides, visiting the museum at this time of year allo... — Updated 8/27/2022


In Perrinville: A bakery worthy of poetry | Arts & Appetite

"How simple you are, bread, and how profound!" - P. Neruda Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet who wrote "Odes to Common Things," penned one of his famous odes to bread, telling us that... — Updated 8/20/2022


Seafood and see views at the Beach Café | Arts&Appetite

When the sun came out this summer, it was a long time coming, and everyone flocked to the waterfront to soak up the sun. Any trip to the beach is made better with a tasty summer mea... — Updated 8/4/2022


Zuri's: Donuts as art (and a lot of food science)

This donut shop is a revelation. As someone who has never been a donut lover, I am here to say that Zuri's Gourmet Donuts has made a donut fan out of me. Driving east on 196th, the... — Updated 7/21/2022


Chanterelle: It's not just the tomato bisque | Arts & Appetite

In a survey of the most famous works of art throughout all human history, one painting is so well known that more than 80% of respondents give the same answer: Leonardo da Vinci's "... — Updated 6/30/2022


Festival weekend: Oh, all the art you will see in Edmonds | Arts&Appetite

It is that time of year – the Edmonds Arts Festival is almost here! It was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and held in August last year after initially looking like it... — Updated 6/21/2022


Spring: The Summer Market, and brunch options | Arts & Appetite

Ah, spring in the Pacific Northwest! Such a beautiful time of year – more flowers than seem possible are blooming all around us and the sky is more often blue than gray. Each... — Updated 6/2/2022


Classic breakfast in Edmonds – for generations | Arts & Appetite

Generations of residents from Edmonds and beyond have lived in a world with breakfast at Pancake Haus. That is what happens when a restaurant that established itself more than 50... — Updated 5/13/2022


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