Our tastebuds are the first stop for food that nourishes our bodies. Why not show a little gratitude this season, and take your tongue and tastebuds on an adventure across Snohomish County? Let it relish the five flavors it was built for, by following our tastebud travel guide.
Las Margaritas in Marysville with its outdoor seating and impressive cocktail menu is loaded with inventive items, some of which deliver seriously punchy sourness. Specialty cocktails with a variety of spirits add an extra layer of flavor on top of the always delicious margarita option. Find the sour among their drinks menu or enjoy the full taste of authentic Mexican cuisine.
Moose Creek Barbecue in Arlington is everything your salt-craving tastebuds could want, and more! Smoked meats are their specialty, like a pork shoulder smoked over twenty hours, briskets loaded with peppers and onions, and chicken thighs sandwiched between grilled buns. These grill masters have you covered with orders to go, family packs to bring home, and party packs to make holiday eating easy.
Maize and Barley in Edmonds is home to 13 taps of Washington’s hoppy brews that pair splendidly with the kitchen’s Caribbean fare. Bitter doesn’t mean bad. When it comes to beer, it’s pretty great, especially when it’s joined by the rich spices and perfectly prepared meats, like their Midnight Cuban sandwich or the PNW Gumbo. Enjoy take away options or limited patio seating and feel the full awesomeness of bitter.
Emory’s on Silver Lake brings seafood and umami together, where they belong on a single plate. The waterside restaurant features chef’s specials like the Crab Stuffed Rainbow Trout and regular menu items like the Creamy Seafood Risotto, where every bite is a burst of savory goodness to keep you warm in the colder months ahead. Call Emory’s to place your takeaway order.
Grandma’s in Da Kitchen is southern-style cooking that will start your mouth watering, but there’s more to this beloved restaurant than its selection of lunches and dinners. Chef and owner Sharon Tolbert makes her own cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, and croissants extra “ooey-gooey” and there are even more “grannies Desserts where these came from, including a Cobbler of the Day.