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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
A bright, caring spot in the dire Pioneer Square scene—with great beer, too

Could it be? A pub in Pioneer Square that doesn’t cater to the lowest common denominator? (Drunks puking in the square on Saturday night, you know who you are.)

Why, yes! Although Collins sees its share of post-game revelry, the kitchen takes itself very seriously, and the fresh, constantly evolving menu makes for some of the best pub grub in town.

Steaks and burgers are highlights, but Collins Pub also does a good job with fish, unusual within its genre. Most of… [More]

From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
The pork at this tin shack is the best thing between slices of bread in Seattle

Shove a huge pile of expertly grilled pork, thick-cut caramelized onions, jalapeños, and cilantro into a Macrina Bakery baguette slathered in garlicky mayo, and you’ve got the five-napkin enterprise that is Paseo’s signature sandwich.

Most people order the original beast or Paseo’s slight twist on a typical Cuban sandwich, but the menu includes everything from garlicky seared scallops or tofu to the “Onion Obsession,” which is simply those melt-in-the-mouth caramelized onions with some tapenade and cilantro on a baguette. And… [More]