From Jason Franey’s standpoint, he couldn’t have asked much more out of his six years at Canlis. The storied Seattle restaurant earned a prestigious Relais & Chateaux designation during his tenure. Franey was named a “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine. He was a finalist for multiple James Beard awards. “If I wished…More
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They’re always contenders for the best chef, the best service, the best atmosphere… so sure, why not the best bathroom? Canlis has topped The Daily Meal’s list of the best restaurant bathrooms in the U.S. The “Zen-themed, spa-like” women’s bathroom took first place in a group judged on “overall design, the “coolness” factor,…More
Our Restaurant Week giveaway continued Wednesday by asking readers to nominate the most romantic restaurant in Seattle. We’ll award a $50 gift certificate to a participating restaurant to the person with the answer that draws the most ‘likes’ on our Facebook page. One of the leading nominations as of my last check was the…More
Now we know what it takes to get Seattleites hot under the collar. Seattle magazine contributor (and my former colleague) Leslie Kelly suggested bringing back restaurant dress codes — or at least a “dude-free dining policy” — after seeing a diner wander through The Metropolitan Grill in shorts and flip flops, carrying a bottle…More
It’s a good thing it’s an honor just to be nominated, because the 2013 James Beard awards weren’t kind to Seattle. Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland took the “Best Chef Northwest” category of the awards, commonly known as the Oscars of the food world, beating out a group that included Seattleites Jason Franey…More