Restaurants in Washington
This "modern American diner" has a split personality. Skillet Street Food, the Airstream trailer/food truck, has been roving Seattle since 2007, offering chef Josh Henderson's seasonal lunches, while the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in 2011 in Capitol Hill.
Raucous on the weekends (and most weeknights as well) this popular eatery overlooking the Columbia River serves upscale comfort food with a view. On clear evenings, look for the lights of Portland eight miles to the south.
At this Tacoma tavern, the experience is as much about the beefy bundles of joy as it is about the cold brews. It's like Cheers, only better—a watering hole with some of the most delicious and inventive red hots (another name for your regulation wiener).
Boom Noodle serves authentic pan-Asian food in a Modernist Tokyo ambience.
Co-owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's take on new American fare, which relies heavily on local, farm-to-table ingredients, has garnered its fair share of accolades from publications like Food & Wine.
"Cupcakeries" have been popping up in cities and towns across America, but Cupcake Royale is one of Seattle's most popular dessert shops.
Korean meets French meets American in Wallingford. Husband-and-wife team Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang, both classically trained chefs who've worked under Alain Ducasse, opened Joule in 2007.