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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
8.0
$40
Not as good as Sutra, but a sure step up for vegan cuisine

Plum serves vegan food with bold flavors—perhaps a few too many flavors. The chef’s almost single-minded mission is to prove that vegan cuisine isn’t bland. She accomplishes this admirably by focusing on Southern, Caribbean, Southwestern, and Latin influences.

Jalapeños do a lot of the heavy lifting (as in chili-crusted seitan, for example), as do citrusy notes, and at times both are overpowering. But given the history of vegan-only restaurants, it’s nice to see someone err in this direction. There is… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$20
When your taxi driver gives you a tip about tibs...

Looking for Ethiopian food in Seattle? Hail a cab, and chances are the driver can direct you to his favorite place for food from his homeland. And for most, Meskel is the choice.

The restaurant has a large terrace that’s abandoned every drive-by, but the interior has some warmth from native art. And while the staff seems initially shy, if you express some interest in the food, they’ll warm up quickly.

One of our panelists came to Meskel after learning that they… [More]