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Published: Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

Recently reviewed restaurants

Cedar's Grill and Deli
Reviewed Aug. 30
Specialty:
Mediterranean
The bottom line:
The restaurant has Mediterranean food down pat. Read the full review here.
Where:
520 128th St. SW, Suite A13, Everett; 425-353-4035.
Shawn O'Donnell's

Reviewed Aug. 23
Specialty:
Pub fare.
The bottom line:
Perfect for a pint or family comfort food. Read the full review here.
Where:
122 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-338-5700; www.shawnodonnells.com.

The Rusty Pelican
Reviewed Aug. 16
Specialty:
Breakfast.
The bottom line:
The cafe hits the sweet spot for brunch. Read the full review here.
Where:
5704 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek; 425-585-0525.

Snohomish Bakery at First & Union
Reviewed Aug. 9
Specialty: Baked goods.
The bottom line: The bakery just keeps getting better. Read the full review here.
Where: 101 Union Ave., Snohomish; 360-568-1682; www.snobake.com.

El Paraiso Mexican Grill
Reviewed Aug. 2
Specialty: Mexican, margaritas.
The bottom line: You'll find many reasons to fall in love. Read the full review here.
Where:
2801 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-252-6026; elparaisomexicangrill.com.

Bar Dojo
Reviewed July 26
Specialty: Upscale bistro.
The bottom line: A great place to start a date. Read the full review here.
Where:
8404 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds; 425-967-7267; www.bardojo.com.

Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria
Reviewed July 19
Specialty: New York pizza
The bottom line: The restaurant shines at it's new location. Read the full review here.
Where:
8326 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-741-8400; www.bbpmenu.com.
Under the Red Umbrella
Reviewed July 12
Specialty:
Salads, sandwiches.
The bottom line:
Great food, relaxed atmosphere. Read the full review here.
Where:
1502 Rucker Ave., Everett; 425-252-9193; www.undertheredumbrella.com.
The Chatter Box
Reviewed July 5
Specialty:
Asian.
The bottom line:
Out-of-the-way gem for Asian-fusion. Read the full review here.
Where:
9819 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-0600; www.thechatterboxrestaurant.com.
Grilla Bites
Reviewed July 28
Specialty:
Cafe food.
The bottom line:
Organic, local food. Read the full review here.
Where:
1020 First St., Suite 104, Snohomish; 360-568-7333; www.grillabites.com.

Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse
Reviewed June 21
Specialty:
House-made bar food.
The bottom line:
Newly-expanded brewery is still as good as, if not better than, before. Read the full review here.
Where:
621 Front St., Suite A, Mukilteo; 425-355-4488; www.diamondknot.com.

Craving Cajun Grill
Specialty:
Cajun
The bottom line: A must-visit, even for heat wimps. Read the full review here.
Where: 2915 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-374-2983; www.cravingcajunfood.com.
Tasters Wok
Reviewed May 31
Specialty: Asian
The bottom line: Sizeable portions great for families and large groups. Read the full review here.
Where: 15128 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-787-6789; www.tasterswokrestaurant.com.
Kama'aina Grindz
Reviewed May 17
Specialty: Hawaiian
The bottom line: Say Aloha to Hawaiian-inspired fare. Read the full review here.
Where: 2933 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-322-5280; www.kamaainagrindz.com.
The Hungry Pelican
Reviewed May 10
Specialty: Soups and sandwiches
The bottom line: A good reason to visit Snohomish. Read the full review here.
Where: 113 Avenue C, Snohomish; 360-243-3278; www.thehungrypelican.net.
Skagit Valley Co-op
Reviewed May 3
Speciality: Organic food
The bottom line: For healthy food, try the co-op. Read the full review here.
Where: 202 S First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-9777; www.skagitfoodcoop.com.
Gyro House and Gyro 2 Go
Reviewed April 26, 2013
Specialty:
Greek
The bottom line:
You will get a delicious gyro well worth the money at either place. Read the full review here.
Where:
Gyro House, 620 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; 425-513-1884; Gyro 2 Go, 181-229 E. Casino Road, Everett; www.gyros2go.net.

H20
Reviewed April 19, 2013
Specialty:
Pub food and drinks
The bottom line:
A good place to come for happy hour. Main courses are around $10 and the appetizers are small and cheap (around $3), so you can get a few. They have house-infused liquors and live music. Read the full review here.
Where:
314 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; 360-755-3956; www.anacortesh2o.com

Mongo's Clearview
Reviewed April 12, 2013
Specialty: American
The bottom line: A great place for kids with fast service and reasonably-priced food. There are communal tables, but the experience is worth sharing. Read the full review here.
Where: 6510 Highway 9 SE, Suite 101, Snohomish; 360-668-4433; www.eatatmongos.com.
E-san Thai Cuisine
Reviewed April 5, 2013
Specialty: Thai
The bottom line: A family-owned restaurant with a "wonderful staff" and flavorful entrees, soups and salads. Read the full review here.
Where: 1707 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-512-9926; www.e-santhai.com.
Firelight Bistro
Reviewed March 29, 2013
Specialty: A mix of entrees, small plates, sandwiches and the like
The bottom line:
Elegant dishes at fair prices. Friendly, relaxed service and an especially clean environment. Read the full review here.
Where:
10007 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-7575; www.firelight-bistro.com

Snohomish Bakery
Reviewed March 22, 2013
Specialty: Baked goods
The bottom line: Delectable pastries, rustic sandwiches on house-baked bread and other goodies at reasonable prices. All sandwiches cost less than $10 and come with a pickle and a small salad. Read the full review here.
Where: 920 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-1682
Gyro Cave
Reviewed March 8, 2013
Specialty: Greek, Middle Eastern
The bottom line: Tasty gyros and more, all at a fair prices with friendly service. Read the full review here.
Where: 2720 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-903-4174
Denallis Grill and Bar
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013
Specialty: Mediterranean
The bottom line: Specializes in Mediterranean and Greek food such as tapas, burgers, pastas, paninis and flat breads. While many entrees are $15 to $30, the burgers and paninis are relatively inexpensive, about $9. Read the full review here.
Where: 7318 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-374-7002; www.denallis.com
Thai Bistro
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013
Specialty: Thai
The bottom line: Delicious Thai food with a few dishes that really stand out. Read the full review here.
Where:1018 164th St., Mill Creek; 425-787-9707; www.thaibistro.us.
King Noodle House
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013
Specialty: Hand-pulled noodles
The bottom line: Delicious noodles with lots of customizable options. Read the full review here.
Where: 7518 Evergreen Way, Everett, 425-513-8888; www.kingnoodlehouse.com.
Ellie's
Review Feb. 8, 2013
Specialty: American breakfasts
The bottom line: A great place to fuel up for a north county adventure. Read the full review here.
Where:
3525 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-0696.
3525 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-0696
3525 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-06
3525 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-0696
3525 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-0696
A-Town Bistro
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013
Specialty: Contemporary American fare
The bottom line: A-Town Bistro is a convivial, tasty spot in Anacortes. Read the full review here.
Where: 418 Commercial Ave., in old town Anacortes; 360-899-4001; atownbistro.com.

Krishna's Curry
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013
Specialty:
Vegetarian Indian
The bottom line:
Everett curry shop is just the ticket for vegetarians. Read the full story here.
Where:
507 Casino Road W., Everett; 425-265-1200.

Maddox Bar and Grill
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013
Specialty: Upscale bar and grill
The bottom line: Great food and drinks in a unexpected place. Read the full review here.
Where: 18411 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-778-2223; maddoxgrill.com.
Amante Pizza and Pasta
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013
Specialty: Pizza and pasta
The bottom line:
Tasty and fresh food in downtown Everett. Read the full review here.
Where:
1409 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-512-8803; amantepizzaandpasta.com.

Sushi Spott
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013
Specialty: Sushi
The bottom line: Tasty and creative sushi, although sometimes a bit over the top. Read the full review here.
Where: 1700 132nd St., Mill Creek; 425-338-4553, www.sushispott.com.
Oven Monkey Bakery
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012
Specialty: Pastries and crazy artistic cakes
The bottom line: The Oven Monkey is the perfect place to pick up a breakfast pastry or take your family to for a treat. Read the full review here.
Where: 12420 20th St. NE., Lake Stevens; 425-334-2253; ovenmonkeybakery.com/contact-us/
Lombardi's
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012
Specialty: Italian
The bottom line: Lombardi's winning formula translates well to its new location. The food is delicious, the drinks were creative and tasty and the service was friendly. Read the full review here.
Where: 19409 Bothell Everett Highway, www.lombardisitalian.com, 425-892-2931.
The Cheesemonger's Table
Reviewed Dec.6, 2012
Specialty: Cheese
The bottom line: The Cheesemonger's Table is a wonderful place you can take your family for an amazing meal. Read the full review here.
Where: 203 Fifth Ave. S., No.1, Edmonds; 425-640-8949; cheesemongerstable.com
Ivar's Seafood Bar
Reviewed Nov. 29,2012
Specialty: Seafood
The bottom line: The newly remodeled Ivar's Seafood Bar on 41st Street in Everett is the same place to get a fast chowder or fish-and-chips fix, but with some much-needed improvements. Read the full review here.
Where: 520 41st St., Everett; 425-252-9292; www.ivars.com
Piroshky & Crepes, European Bakery and Cafe
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012
Specialty: Piroshki and crepes
The bottom line: Visit and try a few different piroshki; you will leave happy. Read the full review here.
Where: 1327 112th St. SE, Everett; 425-225-6694
Brasato
Reviewed Nov. 16,2012
Specialty: Modern Euro-American cuisine
The bottom line: Old World decor, fine dining and an intimate atmosphere all coalesce at Brasato on the river's edge in historic downtown Snohomish. Read the full review here.
Where: 1011 First St., Snohomish; 360-563-5013; www.brasatobistro.com
Fisherman's Market and Grill
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012
Specialty: Hand-formed burgers, New York pizza
The bottom line: Finally, somewhere to grab affordable, simple food on the Everett waterfront. Read the full review here.
Where: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett (at the 10th Street Boat Launch); 425-512-9840 for to go orders; www.harbormarine.net/fishermans-market-and-grill.php.
Aca Las Tortas
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012
Specialty: Authentic Mexican food
The bottom line: A local franchise specializing in Mexican sandwiches and other traditional Mexican fare. Read the full review here.
Where: 22910 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite 105-A, Bothell; 425-485-7510 and 4817 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-322-4240; www.acalastortasbothell.com
Camano Island Inn Bistro
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012
Specialty: Northwestern style food
The bottom line: A lovely view caps off a luxurious dinner. Read the full review here.
Where: 1054 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island.
Thai House
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012
Specialty: Thai food with vegan and vegetarian options
The bottom line: Delectable Thai food with a creative flair and generous portions. Read the full review here.
Where: 616 S. First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-2966; www.thaihousemv.com/
St. Rita Supreme Chocolat
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012
Specialty: Dark chocolate
The bottom line: A jewel box of a store filled with the most delectable dark chocolate you have ever had. Read the full review here.
Where: 10208 State Ave., Suite B, Marysville.
Tampico Mexican Restaurant
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012
Specialty: Mexican
The bottom line: Tampico Mexican Restaurant is the kind of place you pick because you know you'll be guaranteed a meal that fills your plate, your appetite and the take-out containers when you're done. Read the full review here.
Where: 2303 Broadway, Everett; 425-339-2427; www.tampico-mexicanrestaurant.com
The Repp
Reviewed Sept. 28, 2012
Specialty: Fine dining
The bottom line: Fine dining. Cocktails. Bohemian style. Seafood. Live music and happy hour. Yep, you can have all that and moreEverett at The Repp in historic downtown Snohomish. Read the full review here.
Where: 924 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-3928; www.therepp.com
Fanny's Restaurant
Reviewed Sept. 21, 2012
Specialty: Breakfast
The bottom line: Fanny's is one of those places you can always count on for quick, friendly service, classic breakfast done really well, and to be open when you want. Read the full review here.
Where: 505 Cedar Ave., No. A1, Marysville; 360-653-8164
Zab Thai
Reviewed Sept. 13, 2012
Specialty: Thai
The bottom line: Thai food with a lot of flavor and a diverse menu. Read the full review here.
Where: 11108 Evergreen Way, Suite A; Everett; 425-356-3200; www.zabon99.com
Mosquito Fleet Chili
Reviewed Sept. 6, 2012
Specialty: Chili and chowder
The bottom line: The perfect food to fuel a visit to Whidbey Island. The chili and chowder are great. Read the full review here.
Where: 12 Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-2900
Pho Mai Noodles and Janbo Cafe
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012
Specialty: Pho, Vietnamese food
The bottom line: Two great options when you're craving pho or Vietnamese food in Everett. Read the full review here.
Where: 5129 Evergreen Way S, Suite A, Everett; 425-303-8866; www.phomainoodles.com and 6125 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-2688
Mazatlan
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012
Specialty: Mexican food
The bottom line: Mazatlan's new location in Everett passes the take-out test with delicious burritos. Read the full review here.
Where: 1325 Pacific Ave., Everett, 425-404-3084
Petite Sweet
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012
Specialty: Bakery serves breakfast and lunch fare
The bottom line: Petite Sweet is a nice new addition to Everett. The offerings are perfect to take out for a picnic or outdoor adventure. Read the full review here.
Where: 2613 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-1800; www.petitesweetbakery.com
Whidbey Pies
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012
Specialty: Pie; lunch and breakfast on summer weekends
The bottom line: Head to Whidbey Pies for the breakfast. And be sure to stay for the dessert, too. Read the full review here.
Where: 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Cafe: 360-678-1288; Catering: 360-222-3989; Wholesale pies: 360-678-3474. Website: www.whidbeypies.com.
Indigo Kitchen and Ale House
Reviewed July 26
Specialty: Comfort food, 20 draft beers
The bottom line: The setting is unremarkable, but the food is well cooked and filling, the ideal meal for a nice day outside. Read the full review here.
Where: 2902 164th St. SW, Suite F, Lynnwood; 425-741-8770; www.indigowa.com.
John's Grill
Reviewed July 19
Specialty: Steak and seafood
The bottom line: You might have to budget for this night out or perhaps you envision a trip to John's Grill as a splurge, a celebration or a richly deserved treat. Regardless, at the end of the meal, you will say it was worth it. Read the full review here.
Where: 649 Fifth St., No. 101, Mukilteo; 425-347-1068; johnsgrillmukilteo.com.
Sub shops
Reviewed July 12
The bottom line: Take a look at some of the best places to get subs around the county. Read the full story here.
Jasmin Thai Cuisine & Sushi
Reviewed July 5
Specialty: Thai and sushi
The bottom line: The food is fresh and flavorful and the service is great at this cozy restaurant in Stanwood. Read the full review here.
Where: 8715 271st St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-2044; www.stanwoodjasmin.com
Rainin' Ribs BBQ & Smokehouse
Reviewed June 29
Specialty: Barbecue
The bottom line: This place has the perfect relaxed feel that a barbecue joint should. The ribs are fabulous and there's a wide variety of sides to enjoy. Read the full review here.
Where: 15030 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park; www.raininribs.com; 206-362-7427
The New Mexicans
Reviewed June 22
Specialty: Tex-Mex and barbecue
The bottom line: Don't miss the sopapillas, and the rest of the food is worth the trip, too. Read the full review here.
Where: 1416 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-512-8607
Top spots for frozen treats
June15
The bottom line: Take a look at some of the best places to get ice cream, gelato and more. Read the full story here.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Reviewed June 8
Specialty: Chicken wings
The bottom line: Going to Buffalo Wild Wings is an experience in sensory overload. There are 69 TVs and 16 different types of barbecue sauce. The focus is on wings, of course, but you'll find plenty of other options on the menu. Read the full review here.
Where: 18508 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood; 425-672-8029; www.buffalowildwings.com
Szechuan 99
Reviewed June 1
Specialty: Szechuan
The bottom line: Szechuan 99 does every thing big. The food was fantastic and there was plenty to take home. Read the full review here.
Where: 6125 200th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-774-9622
Curry Bistro
Reviewed May 25
Specialty: Indian cuisine
The bottom line: Curry Bistro specializes in authentic Indian food. One taste of their butter chicken and it was love. Read the full review here.
Where: 1907 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-258-2900
Blue Mango Bistro
Reviewed May 18
Specialty: Pan Asian and Korean
The bottom line: This is some of the best Korean food in Snohomish County. It's tasty, fresh and packs just the right amount of heat. Read the full review here.
Where: 1728 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-252-5300
Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza
Reviewed May 11
Specialty: Pizza
The bottom line: Now that we know how good this local delivery chain is, it's become a battle to keep our waistlines from expanding. The toppings are fresh and delicious and the crust is perfect. Read the full review here.
Where: 9796 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-771-5467; www.garlicjims.com
Luca's Ristorante
Reviewed May 4
Specialty: Italian
The bottom line: Everything we ordered at Luca's was delicious, beautifully presented and totally gone. Leftovers? Forgetaboutit. It was the kind of Italian food that reminded me of back east on Long Island. Read the full review here.
Where: 430 91st Ave. NE, No. 10, Lake Stevens; 425-334-2066; www.lucasitalianrestaurant.com.
The Restaurant at Rhodes River Ranch
Reviewed April 27.
Specialty: Ranch cooking.
The bottom line: Putting a restaurant overlooking a horse arena is an unusual idea, but it works great here. After the owner of the ranch started serving lunch to her crew, word got out. Now they offer a lunch menu, a lunch buffet and dinner and breakfast. The food is well prepared and the view is entertaining. Read the full review here.
Where: 22016 Entsminger Road, Arlington; www.rhodesriverranch.com; 360-474-8313.
Calico Cupboard
Reviewed April 20.
Specialty: Breakfast; baked goods.
The bottom line:The menu is packed with choices for a hearty country-style breakfast. The food is delicious and filling, the atmosphere warm and relaxing, and the pastry display awe-inspiring. Read the full review here.
Where:121-B Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon; 360-336-3107; calicocupboardcafe.com.
Mi Tierra
Reviewed April 13.
Specialty: Mexican
The bottom line: You won't leave this restaurant hungry. The menu is extensive, the portions generous, and the flavors fresh and tangy. Read the full review here.
Where: 19480 U.S. 2, Monroe; www.restaurantmitierra.com; 360-805-5522.
Han Kang
Reviewed April 6.
Specialty: Korean
The bottom line: Delicious, spicy and adventurous food, and helpful service. The barbecue ribs were a standout. Read the full review here.
Where:19505 44th Ave., W., Lynnwood; 425-774-8540; www.hankangsite.com.
Nick's Jr.
Reviewed March 30.
Specialty: Burgers and gyros.
The bottom line: The biggest problem with Nick's is trying not to eat there too often. The menu has good variety, and both the burgers and gyros are tasty. Don't miss the Greek fries, which include oregano, lemon, feta cheese and tzatziki sauce. Read the full review here.
Where: 5821 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425- 347-6037.
Evviva Woodfired Pizza
Reviewed March 23.
Specialty: Gourmet and artisan pizzas
The bottom line: The food is made with skill and care; the pizza crust was just right. The owner uses natural meats and organic flour and olive oil. A perfect place to take the family. Read the full review here.
Where: 178 Sunset Ave. S, Edmonds; 425-299-0142
Pickle Time Deli and Market Everett; Pickle Time Duvall
Reviewed March 9.
Specialty: Deli sandwiches, wraps, smoothies (Everett); burgers, wraps and shakes (Duvall)
The bottom line: Two locations of a small franchise, both reasonably priced. Check out the south Everett restaurant for a good, quick sandwich and the Duvall restaurant for a burger done right. Read the full review here.
Where: 7405 Hardeson Road, Suite A, Everett, 425-710-0108; 14142 Main St. NE, Duvall, 425-788-8605.
Carol's Cafe & Bakery
Reviewed March 3.
Specialty: Traditional American breakfast and lunch; baked goods.
The bottom line: Better arrive early for breakfast at Carol's: It fills up fast. The food is classic comfort fare, the portions generous and the service good. Read the full review here.
Where: 7605 Beverly Blvd., Everett; 425-353-7397
Niem Tin
Reviewed Feb. 24.
Specialty: Vietnamese.
The bottom line: Niem Tin has built up a loyal fan base, and it's easy to see why: The food is flavorful and cheap, and the portions are big. Read the full review here.
Where: 2930 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-903-4156.
Crystal Creek Cafe
Reviewed Feb. 17.
Specialty: American.
The bottom line: Bothell spot is just right for a leisurely Sunday breakfast. Don't miss the bacon potato pancakes. Read the full review here.
Where: 22620 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-486-7781; www.cafesinc.com.
Nom Nom Teriyaki N'More; Bento and Teriyaki
Reviewed Feb. 10.
Specialty: Teriyaki
The bottom line: Both these Everett teriyaki spots rate high for fine, fast and flavorful renditions of fairly standard menu choices. Read the full review here.
Where: Nom Nom, 8833 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-212-9473; Bento and Teriyaki, 6100 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-353-9595.

Brown Lantern Ale House
Reviewed Feb. 3.
Specialty: Pub grub and potent potables.
The bottom line: If you find yourself in Anacortes, this is a pub worth knowing about. Expect a diverse crowd, servers that treat customers like family, and hearty, homemade grub. Read the full review here.
Where: 412 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; www.brownlantern.com; 360-293-2544.
Anthony's Seafood Grill
Reviewed Jan. 27.
Specialty:
Seafood
The bottom line:
This member of the Anthony's chain, located at Alderwood mall, is just as good as its waterfront counterparts. The menu leans toward more casual fare, with sandwiches, tacos, chowders, salads, rice bowls and appetizers. Read the full review here.
Where:
3000 184th St. SW, Suite 870, Lynnwood; 425-771-4665; www.anthonys.com.
Calle
Reviewed Jan. 20.
Specialty:
Mexican, tequila
The bottom line:
This Mount Vernon restaurant has impressive drinks, excellent tacos and some unusual twists on Mexican food, such as a strawberry shrimp taco. Read the full review here.
Where:
517 S. First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-5566; www.calletacostequila.com.
Tablas Woodstone Taverna
Reviewed Jan. 13.
Specialty:
Spanish tapas.
The bottom line:
Visit this Mill Creek restaurant with friends and try a variety of dishes. The small plates deliver big flavor. Read the full review here.
Where:
15522 Main St., Mill Creek; 425-948-7654; www.tablaswt.com.
Express Mediterranean Cuisine
Reviewed Jan. 6.
Specialty:
Falafel.
The bottom line:
Fresh, delicious and affordable food. A great spot to grab lunch or a quick bite before a game or concert at Comcast Arena, right across the street. Read the full review here.
Where:
2005 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-493-3935.
Hat Trick Pizza
Reviewed Dec. 23.
Specialty:
Pizza
The bottom line:
Food has a way of disappearing at this pizzeria. Enjoy the thin crusts and delicate sauce, hearty sandwiches and smooth, creamy cheesecake. Read the full review here.
Where:
1816 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-8156
Pho Mai Noodles
Reviewed Dec. 16.
Specialty:
Noodle soup.
The bottom line:
A great place to warm up. The soup is flavorful, with tender meat, but don't overlook the rolls, pad thai and noodle dishes. Read the full review here.
Where:
5129 Evergreen Way S., Everett; 425-303-8866; www.phomainoodles.com.
Gianni's Ristorante Italiano
Reviewed Dec. 9.
Specialty:
Italian
The bottom line:
A comfortable place to linger over food and a glass of wine. Delicious pizza with a chewy, substantial crust. Read the full review here.
Where:
5030 Evergreen Way, Everett; www.giannisitaliano.com; 425-252-2435
La Conner Brewing Co.
Reviewed Dec. 2.
The bottom line:
La Conner brewpub has an inviting atmosphere, cheerful service and quality pizza and beer. Read the full review here.
Where:
117 S. First St., La Conner; 360-466-1415; www.laconnerbrewery.com
Dick's Drive-In
Reviewed Nov. 25.
Specialties:
Burgers.
The bottom line:
Is Dick's worth all the fuss that accompanied its opening in Snohomish County? Absolutely. The burgers are good, the hot fudge sundaes sublime, and the prices outstanding. Read the full review here.
Where:
21910 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-775-4243; www.ddir.com.

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