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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Probably the best cupcakes in Seattle

With its old-timey candy store motif, all turquoise accents, and brown-candy-striped awnings, Trophy hits you with the adorable right away and doesn’t let up. These are picture-perfect cupcakes, often with cute names (like the “Hummingbird”) and concepts (like varieties that recreate a PB&J sandwich, snickerdoodles, or Girl Scout Samoas).

Rich concoctions like lemon cake with coconut butter cream topped with coconut shavings or carrot-walnut cake with cream cheese frosting can require two sittings to finish—unless you’re into immediate post-meal waves of… [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]