The Set Table

The Bagels Are Rolling In

Is Seattle's bagel drought coming to an end?

06/16/2019 By Naomi Tomky

Feature

Family Business Owners Look to the Future — Without Forgetting the Past

Jewish families have impacted Greater Seattle's business scene.

04/15/2019 By Emily K. Alhadeff, Claire Butwinick, Bryan Cohen, and Naomi Tomky

Past/Present/Future

Pike Place Market Is Where It All Began

Much of Seattle’s Sephardic community got its bearings at the market.

04/15/2019 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

A Whole New Ball Game

Two new establishments answer Seattle’s need for matzoh ball soup.

04/15/2019 By Naomi Tomky

Best Jewish Neighborhoods

Long Lamented for Its Bland Deli Scene, Seattle Is Having a Pastrami Moment

Jewish eateries are cropping up around the city.

11/26/2018 By Naomi Tomky

Feature

Best Jewish Neighborhoods 2018

What we love about where we live

11/26/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff By Lara Hale, Alexis Kort, Rachel Román, Naomi Tomky, and Boris Kurbanov Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Teva

Puget Sound Once Teemed with Herring. Can the Industry Be Revived?

The little fish are central to Scandinavian, Native, and Jewish cuisine, and their decline is part of an ecosystem breakdown.

10/31/2018 By Naomi Tomky

As American as Apple Pie

Apple Pie Three (Historical) Ways

The classic American dessert has an immigration story of its own.

08/28/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

All in the Family

Vancouver’s two new Jewish restaurants welcome an underserved clientele — parents.

06/25/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

The Rose City Ups Its Food Game Against Rain City

For some good Jewish food, head south of the Washington border.

02/14/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

Pastrami Loves Wine

Two food entrepreneurs want their products to be an experience.

08/10/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Set Table

Here’s What to Do with That Leftover Matzoh

These ingenious brewers turn it into beer.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Personal History

Could Brenner Brothers Bakery See Another Day?

A nostalgic rock star wants to reopen his family’s bakery. But you can’t bring back the past.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Travel

Journeys to the Unexpected

Four Jewish women venture into uncharted territory — both physical and personal.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky, Rita Golden Gelman, Pam Mandel, and Nelly Rabinowitz

Travel

In East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, Food Brings Us Together

Two meals, so different yet so much the same

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

A New Jewish Deli Comes to the Northwest — Just Not Seattle

Vancouver’s new pastrami hot spot is worth a trip north.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Bellevue: The Kibbutz

Beyond the immediate advantages of this lakeside suburb, members of Bellevue’s diverse, polyglot population may just greet you with “boker tov."

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill: The Original

Capitol Hill is where it all started — from Temple De Hirsch in 1899 to the bustling Jewish life of the nearby Central District through the 1950s.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Rainier Valley: Hipsters and Hasids

On offer: semi-affordable housing, light-rail, five synagogues, and an eruv that extends from the shoreline on the east up to Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the west.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Ravenna/Wedgwood: The Small Town

How could we not note this swath of northeast Seattle for its vibrant Jewish community, dating back to the 1950s?

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky