Cedar River Smokehouse: Texas Style Barbecue in Renton

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Cedar River Smokehouse is serving Texas-style barbecue in Renton. Since 2000, this restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Renton, has been a great spot for a terrific lunch and dinner. The menu may not be large, but it has plenty for everyone, like Smoked Chicken, Beef Brisket, St. Louis Pork Ribs, Mesquite Beef Ribs, […]

But First, Brunch

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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Sundays are meant to be lazy then Sunday brunch must be the answer to any morning meal qualm. Breakfast lovers everywhere praise Issaquah’s local gem, 12th Avenue Café for its cozy diner atmosphere and incredible brunch dishes served all day, every day. Whether you’re […]

Drive Right Up for Mexican Fare at Taqueria el Rinconsito

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Great Mexican food often comes from simple surroundings. Renton’s Taqueria el Rinconsito certainly makes the case. Yes, it’s a chain, and yes, there’s a drive-through, and yes, it’s fast. But don’t get the wrong idea; this is authentic, California-style Mexican cuisine: overstuffed burritos, giant enchiladas, and fresh tortas, all of which use authentic, wholesome ingredients. […]

What’s Your Favorite Dish at The Black Duck Cask and Bottle?

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If you like duck, or you're just in the mood to try something completely different and delicious, then The Black Duck Cask and Bottle is the place to go. At this Issaquah eatery, the focus is on—you guessed it!—duck! They have four different duck dishes to choose from. You can even order a duck pizza […]

Papaya Viet Café: Vietnamese Cuisine for Beginners

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Papaya Viet Café is a great place to introduce new comers to Vietnamese cuisine. In addition to authentic Vietnamese dishes Papaya also carries quite a few American inspired plates, including the selection of gourmet baguettes served with yam fries. Pick from a variety of fillings including lemongrass pork, chicken, or tofu, sautéed garlic ribeye, and […]

A Terrible Beauty: An Irish Pub With an Unlikely Name

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A Terrible Beauty is an Irish pub and restaurant in Renton. Being an Irish bar, of course the bartenders know how to pour a proper pint of Guinness. Start with a beer or cocktail and some tasty appetizers, like the Irish Poutine with fries and the Dubliner Cheese. Regulars recommend the amazing Reuben Sandwich, with […]

Experience Another Culture With a Meal at Afghan Cuisine

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War forced Ali Ibrahim from his home in Afghanistan at age 15, sending him to Pakistan, Kashmir, Germany, California, and finally Renton. He’s not a trained chef and has no background in restaurants, but he loves his homeland and wants to keep its magnificent culture alive. Why not let Afghan Cuisine be your gateway to […]

Apogee Pub: A Popular Renton Pub

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For over 40 years the Apogee Pub has been satisfying area diners with its great pub grub and welcoming atmosphere. Here is a place where you can kick back and relax with a nice cold one and a bite to eat. Suffice to say the Apogee Pub offers a fantastic beer selection. Everything from popular […]

Experience an Authentic Pakistani and Indian Meal at Naan ‘n’ Curry

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When it comes to Indian or Pakistani cuisine, the stuff served in American restaurants often wouldn’t fly on the subcontinent; sauces are sweet when they should be spicy, and samosas lack that light, flaky texture. Naan 'n' Curry is here to solve the problem. A Renton institution for almost a decade, regulars call it the […]

Thai VP: Authentic Thai Cuisine

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Thai VP's non-descript location belies its tasty menu of authentic Thai dishes. Visit and you can start with an appetizer like Coconut Prawns with Thai chili sauce, Deep Fried Tofu with garlic sauce or a big bowl of Tom Yum Soup seasoned with coconut milk, lemongrass and chili. Pad Thai, Pad See Ew – noodles […]

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