Ten really good restaurants and other eateries recommended by The Everygrey

Ten Restaurants and other eateries recommended by The Everygrey

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  1. 🇵🇭 Melissa Miranda made big waves in 2021, despite opening Musang at the beginning of an unforeseeably difficult year. Melissa charged ahead, turning the restaurant into a community kitchen at the start of the pandemic, and this month it won the accolade of Restaurant of the Year from Seattle Met.
  2. 🦀 You’ve heard of the lobster roll, but Local Tide does one better and gives us hand-cracked Dungeness crab rolls. This Fremont restaurant started as a popup, and — fortunately for us — finally set up shop permanently over the summer.
  3. 🥐 You can’t go wrong ordering at Temple Pastries. Their sourdough-focused products will surely inspire you to look at your old sourdough starter at home in a different light. The bakery offers a slew of savory and sweet goodies all made with hyper-local ingredients.
  4. 🍛 Chef and owner Preeti Agarwal took over Pomerol a couple of years ago and adjusted the menu to play with the Indian flavors she grew up with. Eventually, after some pop-up Indian dinners, she transformed Pomerol into what is now Meesha 127.
  5. 🍵 There can never be enough bubble tea. Taiwan Professional (TP) Tea opened in the Chinatown-International District in September with a bang, offering a BOGO deal that had a line around the block.
  6. 🍦 Milk Drunk, an offshoot of the nearby full-service restaurant Homer, is the epitome of a family-friendly restaurant. Parents can get slushies with a dose of alcohol while their kids revel in soft serve. And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve got a whole slate of fried chicken sandwiches to indulge in.
  7. 🌶 Seattle was lucky enough to welcome an outpost of the California-based Sichuan chain Chengdu Taste back in October. The restaurant has been proclaimed “the best Sichuan restaurant in America” by Serious Eats’ J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.
  8. 🍜 Tyger Tyger is another Sichuan-inspired restaurant but this time with local roots. The business team behind Capitol Hill’s Lionhead — Garrett Doherty and Benjamin Chew — opened this neighborhood restaurant in the shadow of what was once Key Arena.
  9. 🍝 The space formerly known as Bar Ciudad has been turned into an Italian restaurant by the restaurateur/entrepreneur behind oh-so-many local businesses. Marcus Lalario opened Mezzanotte over the summer and has been serving up northern Italian fare since.
  10. Vietnamese coffee from one of the folks behind Pho Bac. Co-owner of Little Saigon’s Pho Bac Sup Shop Yenvy Pham plans to open Hello Em, a cafe specializing in Vietnamese roasts and snacks, in the new year. Hello Em will source its beans directly from Vietnamese farmers and offer a menu that includes a pressed banh mi and durian crepe cakes.

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