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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
6.0
$60
Moderately trendy and majorly reliable for Washington State bounty

The Flying Fish is just fine. We’ve had whole fish that was slightly overcooked and dishes that favored style over substance—there are better ways to wrangle the Washington coast’s excellent razor clams than on an open-faced sandwich—but overall, Flying Fish delivers a consistently satisfying seafood bonanza. It provides a taste of the freshest catches, a few reasonably well-executed Thai flourishes (the chef spent some time studying Thai cuisine), and an atmosphere that’s casual and fun but still feels like it’s… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.5
$15
The kingdom of cured meats, ruled by the Batali family

Salumi was started by Armandino Batali, father of the famous Mario. The former ran the place up until his recent retirement; it’s still a family affair, with Armandino’s daughter Gina Batali running the show now.

You’ll see Salumi’s meats on menus all over town—on charcuterie plates, in sandwiches, or tucked into pasta. For this reason, you don’t actually have to visit Salumi to experience it, but the tiny storefront performs three important functions. First of all, it’s a retail shop… [More]