Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times

Bethany Jean Clement

The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Bethany:

Beloved Seattle cafe on Capitol Hill to close after 25 years

As Joe Bar on Capitol Hill prepares to close its doors forever, the community — including Macklemore — mourns and celebrates. → Read More

Restaurant review: Sushi so good, it might make you cry

A tiny sushi spot that opened in the middle of the pandemic is making world-class stuff. It’s what our food critic calls 'Seattle's new best restaurant.' → Read More

The great Seattle hot dog taste test: Which wiener is the very best?

Artisanal hot dogs made by a Seattle butcher or mass-market tube meat? We convened a panel to compare a panoply of wieners, with surprising results. → Read More

Here’s why ketchup does belong on a hot dog

Our food writer takes a stand on what may be America’s most contentious condiment topic. → Read More

Dick’s Drive-in expands again — here’s where the 9th location will be

The ninth location of Dick's Drive-in has been set, with plans for opening sometime in 2023. → Read More

Food critic Bethany Jean Clement gives thanks for her neighborhood Thai place

As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes (knock hard on wood), our critic pays tribute to a place she'd long taken for granted — here's a look at the greatness of Capitol Hill's Manao Thai and the two women who run it. → Read More

Dick’s is finally coming back to the Eastside: Here’s where

Eastside fans of Dick's, rejoice: Your favorite old-school burgers and floppy hand-cut fries are on their way, with the eighth outlet of the Seattle-area drive-in classic set to debut by the end of the year. → Read More

Seattle’s Shota Nakajima to appear on Season 18 of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

Season 18 of "Top Chef" will premier on April 1 and feature Seattle's very own Shota Nakajima. → Read More

7 more Seattle-area restaurants and bars announce permanent closures

The low number here fails to reflect a dire reality in which the restaurant industry — in Seattle and at large — still awaits enough aid for meaningful positive change during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Missing movie theater popcorn during the pandemic? Our food critic figured out how to make it exactly right at home

Bethany Jean Clement loves movie-theater-style popcorn in a way that’s actually kind of weird, so she set out to replicate it at home on the stovetop. With a little modern(ish) food science plus a lot of trial and error, she... → Read More

Randy’s is closing — goodbye to the Boeing Field diner decked out with airplanes

After nearly 40 years, a Seattle-area dream of a diner that also served as a de facto aeronautical museum is succumbing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what the couple running it has to say about the end of Randy's. → Read More

Seattle Restaurant Week returns for a fall 2020 pandemic edition — starting today

The spring 2020 edition of Seattle Restaurant Week was set to start on March 29, so, well, that didn't happen. Now, somewhat suddenly and surprisingly, the specially priced dining event is back — here's how it works during a pandemic. → Read More

Far-flung fans, rejoice — Seattle-area burger favorite Dick’s is getting a food truck

If you can't go to Dick's to get your favorite comfort-food burger, that's OK — Dick's can now come to you, or at least closer to you, with its new food truck! → Read More

How to support Black-owned restaurants in Seattle

It seems like a small thing, but it’s an extremely meaningful one to the chefs and restaurateurs involved: showing support for Black-owned restaurants in the Seattle area by ordering takeout... → Read More

3 Seattle spots our food writers especially love for takeout during the coronavirus dining-room shutdown

Seattle restaurants remain closed for the duration of the stay-home order, but we can still support our independent ones just by enjoying takeout. Here are Bethany Jean Clement's, Jackie Varriano's... → Read More

The 4 best things restaurant critic Bethany Jean Clement ate in Seattle this month

Something squiddy, a brand-new burger that might be among the city's best, a mushroom dish that's simply great and more. → Read More

Is Seattle’s booming restaurant scene showing signs of slowing?

Seattle-area chefs are fearful about the future — here's a look at some significant recent restaurant shutdowns, the factors involved and what the players make of it all. → Read More

Attention, Amazon employees and all of Seattle: Something amazing just happened in South Lake Union eating

This is an all-caps development in local eating: DISTRICT H JUST OPENED IN SOUTH LAKE UNION. → Read More

Mission Impossible Burger: A food writer raised on beef taste-tests the hot new faux meat

Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement grew up helping out on her grandmother's Angus cattle ranch, eating a lot of meat. Is the Impossible Burger a possible substitute for the real thing? → Read More

Two small Seattle spots make Bon Appetit’s big list of 50 best new restaurants

If you plan to go to either of these places anytime soon, prepare to be patient — these little places run mostly on love. Bon Appetit's official top-10 list comes out Sept. 17. → Read More