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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$20
Jellyfish, kidneys, and pig’s-blood, oh my!

We love an authentic Szechuan restaurant that doesn’t tone down the spice in order to appease unadventurous diners. And we love any venue that appears to be channeling Lou Reed. So, yes, we love Bamboo Garden.

There’s plenty of complexity, heat, and variety on the regular menu, but it’s the section that beckons diners to “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” that excites us. Spicy dry-cooked frog, sour and spicy jellyfish, intestines from various animals—you can easily earn your trying-weird-stuff… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
5.0
$15
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]