The chef and restaurateur responsible for Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, Olives & Anchovies, Staple & Fancy, Bar Cotto, and Rione X111 shares his unequivocal Best of Seattle list.
Best Bakery: Café Besalu
Best croissant anywhere! No joke.
Best Breakfast: Wandering Goose
Who doesn’t want a fried-chicken biscuit for breakfast?
Best Brewery: Fremont Brewery
Really nice people, and the space and location are great!
Best Burger: Dick’s Drive-In
It’s Seattle tradition, and they sell great T-shirts.
Best Coffeehouse: Lighthouse
It’s never crazy busy and the coffee is amazing.
Best Cupcakes: Cupcake Royale
If I’m ever in trouble with my wife, a red velvet cupcake will cover my mistakes pretty well.
Best Farmers Market: Ballard
It’s the most spacious, and it’s very family oriented.
Best Fried Chicken: Bourbon & Bones
It’s not even open yet, but it’s the best.
Best Hot Dog: The Pen at Safeco Field
Cream cheese, melted onions, and pickled peppers on a dog is pretty damn great.
Best Sushi: Shiro’s
Shiro is the best chef working in Seattle, period.