Dine Out: Homegrown

My friend Stacy reminded me the other day that the new sandwich place in Redmond, kitty-corner from Matador, just opened. I thought, “Seriously, another sandwich shop? How many do we need around here?” Well, this is the one we really did need, and just didn’t know it yet. Homegrown, which has several branches throughout Seattle…

Dine Out: Quinn’s Pub

The other night the mister and I wanted some comfort food. The weather was turning, we’d had a long week, and we just wanted a warm place that was fun and cozy, with good food and drinks. So we hit up Quinn’s Pub. Not only did it hit the mark on all our requirements, it…

Dine Out: Poppy

My husband and I had dinner at Poppy last weekend, and we were so glad we finally made it there; it’s been on our “to do” list for awhile. I love the name “Poppy”—it just conjures such a sunny, light feeling, don’t you think? Poppy the restaurant, however, conjures something more gastronomically pleasing. You walk…

Dine Out: Lupa Osteria Romana

I finally got my butt to Lupa, one of my husband’s go-to restaurants in New York City. It’s a Mario Batali establishment; I’ve heard it is his favorite. It’s a casual and cozy Roman-style trattoria that puts food above everything else. Choosing a bottle of wine was a major undertaking, as the wine list is practically a…

Family Dining: SushiMe

We love to eat out as a family, and we’ve gotten to a pretty nice place where we can eat at a variety of restaurants that don’t necessarily cater to children (read: have a Kid Menu with the likes of chicken strips and mac and cheese). One of our standbys for a quick, cheap meal…

Dine Out: Osteria La Spiga

Recently we spent a lovely evening celebrating a good friend’s birthday at Osteria La Spiga, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It was the third time we’ve dined here, and was definitely the best of the three experiences. The interior is industrial and trendy, with a mix of wood, metal and leather that somehow exudes warmth…