L’ Ardente

Image: A mighty and meaty pizza. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Outdoor dining expected in summer. Overview:  There are many impressive things about L’Ardente, including some stunning dishes and soaring space, but the most impressive may be the scale.  They are serving scores of diners at once across […]

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Rumi’s Kitchen

Image: Chicken with Albaloo (cherry) Rice. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery.  Indoor and outdoor seating. Overview: In a shiny new space on a side street by the convention center, Rumi’s Kitchen serves food in the Persian tradition.  Meats (ground, cubed, sliced, lamb, beef, chicken) or fish with rice […]

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Baan Siam

Summary Page for Baan Siam. The new Thai spot from the team behind Baan Thai.

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Alta Strada

Last Updated: 5/21/2020 Current Status: With its focus on Italian comfort food like pasta and pizza, it was already menu-ready for this moment.  They have expanded the patio and re-opened for sit-down service. It is also open for take-out and delivery – combined with neighboring restaurant Nama.  Wine, drinks and other alcohol options available. They […]

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Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status: Kinship is back to dine-in only, though they still have a dead link for ordering online.  Reservations via Tock. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out men for being too intimidated to ask her out.  So, in […]

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Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Meatball sampler and Pizza Bianca slices (in lieu of bread service) at Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Last Updated: 7/5/2021 Current Status: Open Weds – Sunday, they are doing dine-in, take-out and delivery. First Visit: April 2019 Nicoletta is constructed from a combination of very good Italian cooking and marketing analysis.  It is a product of a […]

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San Lorenzo

Picture: Agnolotti di Ortica (stinging nettle, goat cheese agnolotti, asparagus, morel mushrooms, spring onion) Last Updated:6/13/2020 Current Status:  San Lorenzo has been creative to keep the lights on.  Starting June 22 they will return to sit-down service, reservations on Resy.  The cute spot in Shaw is also doing take-out and delivery.  They have a few […]

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El Rinconcito Café Added to Recommended Restaurant List

Photo:  Pupusa and Tamal de Pollo Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  They are doing take-out only.  Order here. Before Times Review: El Rinconcito Café – Today we add a legend to the list.  The small spot (handful of tables and small bar) has been serving locals for years, but word is getting out.  Along with […]

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