“What the Fearless Critic books and apps have that UrbanSpoon and Yelp don’t is a complete lack of bullshit.”
“I’ve spent years driving around with Zagat...but I think I’ll replace it with this Fearless Critic guide.”
–Leslie Brenner,
Dallas Morning News
Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
6.5
8.0
$55
Linguine-and-tiramisù Italian, off the beaten path

A great counterpoint to the spate of (sometimes overly) creative Italian restaurants downtown, La Rustica is solidly neighborhood Italian-American. It’s intimate—or cramped, depending on how much you value elbow room and privacy—and suitably romantic.

La Rustica’s location, in a residential area beyond Alki Point, is also a nice change of pace from the converted-warehouse scene. Outdoor seating is across the street from a little beach, and with its vine-clad trellises and wrought-iron mesh tables, the space has that traditional gazebo feel… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$15
Beautiful falafels cooked and served by beautiful men

The local stroller brigade is obsessed with the young, strapping dark-haired men who run Mr. Gyros—and for good reason. The guys at this little Greenwood-area falafel joint are always ready with a charming smile and a quick quip with their regulars—and they cook up some delicious, inexpensive grub, too.

Seating is very limited—only a couple counter spots, and two sidewalk tables—and it’s pretty dark and dim inside: the orangey-red walls (complete with Mr. Gyro T-shirts displayed for sale) contrast with the yellow… [More]