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

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 5/6/2021


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


Tasting your way around Edmonds | Arts & Appetite

Restaurants throughout the region have interpreted the state guidelines for reopening safely and offering patrons new, safer options for finally dining in a restaurant. However, man... — Updated 9/3/2020


Where to eat outside during a pandemic? | Arts & Appetite

August marks stricter rules about in-room dining at our local restaurants – now only people from the same household can sit together inside in a restaurant and with a max of five... — Updated 8/18/2020


Gathering for Southern comfort food, pandemic-style | Arts & Appetite

In our new normal, as the news media likes to call this COVID world, takeout and dining al fresco have become the norm, not the exception, as we continue to stay apart as much as... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Settling in, or taking out | Arts & Appetite

As we all settle in under the statewide stay-at-home order and do our best to stay home to stay healthy, eateries across the region are making sure everyone can still enjoy restaurant meals at home. Since we cannot dine together... — Updated 4/2/2020


Together as a community | Arts & Appetite

There is an old saying: “Food is the ingredient that binds us together.” We know that to be true, but our ability to bind together in our community right now has been seriously... — Updated 3/19/2020


Food journey inspiration: Tortillas | Arts & Appetite

We look, smell, taste, and touch food, and even sometimes hear food. Emotionally, preparing and/or eating food is associated with being cared for as a child, gathering with family a... — Updated 3/5/2020


Art at home: 2 exhibits at Cascadia | Arts & Appetite

This winter, each of the galleries of the Cascadia Art Museum display works of art that cross various media, from paintings to prints, from furniture to jewelry, as well as... — Updated 2/20/2020


Omar's: Your new Mexican obsession | Arts & Appetite

Some have said I write too enthusiastically about food. I take the same approach to writing about food than I do to eating it – it has to be worth it. In the case of Omar's... — Updated 1/16/2020


Korean barbecue: Grateful for the recommendation | Arts & Appetite

If you are looking for a break from your typical holiday fare and want to try something new, go to SanMaRu Grill (some refer to it as Maru), for Korean barbeque. My usual... — Updated 12/24/2019


Appetite, with a side of arts | Arts & Appetite

The holiday season is always a little brighter with memorable experiences, dining out with loved ones and enjoying all types of artistic endeavors, so this week’s column reviews... — Updated 12/12/2019


Thanks to SanKai, Edmonds is on a roll | Arts & Appetite

Our city's name is on a sushi roll, that is, with the opening of the much-anticipated SanKai Sushi in the Edmonds bowl. Sushi master Ryuichi Nakano recently opened SanKai after... — Updated 11/26/2019


We've come a long way, baby | Arts & Appetite

I am a sucker for a good story, and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has installed an interpretive panel that tells a story worthy of an art review in this week’s... — Updated 11/14/2019


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