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Naomi Tomky

Seattle’s Korean Barbecue Scene Heats Up This Summer

The restaurant that’s been hailed as Los Angeles’ best Korean barbecue chain has confirmed recent rumors of a northward expansion. Baekjeong Korean Barbecue — known for its consistency, quality, and unique spins on classic accoutrements to the popular Korean...

How Two New Seattle Shops Are Centering Mexican Coffee Culture 

Opening a coffee shop in Seattle is like bringing coconuts to the beach, jokes David Orozco, the owner of Valentina’s Café, which quietly opened in Ballard in February. But despite the crowded field, the Seattle coffee scene has always...

A New Family-Run Restaurant Brings Cham Cuisine to Skyway

The menu at Salima Specialties in Skyway calls itself Pan-Asian, seemingly featuring Malaysian roti canai, Vietnamese banh mi, and Indian lassi drinks. But the dishes really all come from a single culture, Cham, a mostly Muslim Indigenous people from...

A New Sri Lankan Food Cart Introduces Seattle to Kottu Roti

Before Syd Suntha cooked at Seattle’s pioneering food truck, Skillet, in its early days, he worked in the music industry; the rhythmic sound of him banging square blades that both cut and move around the food on the flattop...

Seattle’s First Burmese Restaurant Serves Fermented Tea Leaves and Noodle Dishes in Uptown

Burmese dishes, fragrant with herbs and thick with chickpea flour, have always been hard to find in Seattle. Whisper networks developed to source fermented leaves for laphet thoke, the country’s famous tea-leaf salad, but no Burmese-owned restaurants surfaced in...

Seattle Legend Ms. Helen Brings Her Famous Oxtails and Gumbo Back to the Central District

Helen Coleman moved to Seattle in 1970 and set up shop on East Union Street. From her homey restaurants — Helen’s Diner just east of 23rd and later, Ms. Helen’s Soul Food on 23rd, south of Union — Coleman...

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