Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times

Tan Vinh

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Tan:

Death & Co to open in Seattle (it’s a famed New York bar)

A big-name NYC bar plans to start serving cocktails on Capitol Hill as early as next year. → Read More

Nationally acclaimed restaurant on Orcas Island shuts down

The New York Times and other tastemakers named Matia Kitchen & Bar one of the best new restaurants in Washington state, but the Orcas Island eatery has closed. → Read More

Restaurant review: This Seattle food hall has the look, feel and flavors of a Southeast Asian market

Our food critic Tan Vinh takes you on a tour of downtown’s newest attraction: Asean StrEAT Food Hall in Westlake Center. Here are his favorite dishes. → Read More

Cheers to 5 WA wineries that made Wine Spectator’s 2022 top 100 list

Check out which Columbia Valley cabs made this "best of 2022" wine list from one esteemed national publication. → Read More

7 big bar and tasting room openings in Seattle and on the Eastside

A big-name chef opens a cocktail bar in Bellevue, while a much-anticipated Seattle brewery makes its debut. → Read More

Dim sum, tacos and more at 21 brand-new Greater Seattle restaurants

A big-name chef opens comes to Bellevue. Also, more tacos, dim sum and hot pot around the region. → Read More

One of the hottest restaurants in the Pacific Northwest comes to Seattle for one night only

Matia Kitchen & Bar, the critically acclaimed restaurant on Orcas Island, will hold a pop-up in Ballard this month. → Read More

Cheers! New Champagne bar and 6 other cocktail and beer openings around Seattle

Four big-name chefs including a James Beard award winner open bars in Seattle. → Read More

A Seattle contestant gets eliminated on season 19 of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

A former Canlis cook lost on Bravo's "Top Chef" Thursday night in the soul food challenge. → Read More

2 great food and drink itineraries to hit near the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Our food critic Tan Vinh dishes on where you can get the best burrito and more in Skagit Valley. → Read More

A new soup dumpling house lands in Bellevue and 24 other restaurant openings in Greater Seattle

An ambitious new Bellevue soup dumpling spot arrives to challenge Din Tai Fung and Dough Zone. → Read More

Cheers! A bottle shop with 1,000 beers and 5 other bar openings from Seattle to Bothell

A barbershop serves beer in Seattle and Bothell gets a hot, new cocktail den. → Read More

Soup dumplings, fine dining in Edmonds and 34 other new Seattle-area restaurant openings

The new year has brought a host of new openings to neighborhoods outside Seattle city limits. Seattle's celebrated French chef returns with a restaurant in the South End while a hot new restaurant comes to Edmonds. → Read More

10 eateries in the Seattle area — and beyond — food critic Tan Vinh is excited about for 2022

With the new year comes new restaurants, and 2022 is shaping up with exciting new dining. Two big-name bakers will do bagels in Seattle, while two Peruvian restaurants come to town. Meanwhile, the Eastside gets a Champagne bar. → Read More

Fancy Indian food, a hot new vegan place and 25 other new restaurant openings in Seattle

Ba Bar goes vegan with Ba Bar Green, which just opened in South Lake Union and is drawing crowds already. Also, look out for the resurgence of fried chicken spots,... → Read More

With COVID numbers rising again, these 60 Seattle bars and restaurants now require proof of vaccination for entry

With the delta variant spreading through Washington state, the spike in COVID-19 cases has prompted many bars and restaurants in neighborhoods all over Seattle to demand proof of vaccination for entry. → Read More

3 family-sized takeout meals our food critic Tan Vinh loves this month

Sometimes, on a weeknight when you're tired and don't want to cook, it helps to have plentiful takeout options to feed the family. It's even better if you can get one item and have it serve multiple people. Here are... → Read More

Here are food critic Tan Vinh’s 3 favorite family takeout meal deals in and around Seattle this month

A big, juicy mixed grill plate, anyone? Also, Seattle's most popular nachos are now available as a take-and-bake. And check out the kabob deal at a restaurant with both a Seattle and an Eastside location. → Read More

The 5 best sandwiches our food critic had in the Seattle area this month

The humble sandwich might be one of the most versatile foods ever created. Dress it up, dress it down, fill it with a variety of toppings. The possibilities are endless. Here are some of Tan Vinh's favorites. → Read More

Seattle’s best mapo tofu and our food critic’s other takeout picks that will hold up well for a long drive home

The best spaghetti and meatballs? Or maybe a cauldron of beef noodle soup. Our food critic dishes on the best comfort food he's had to-go in recent weeks. → Read More