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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
A Japanese bakery that makes expats think of home while updating classic recipes

If you like green-tea desserts, this is only bakery to visit. Hiroki Inoue’s signature green tea tiramisù is the definitive word on matcha-infused sweets.

As that creation shows, Hiroki blends Japanese and European influences. A soufflé cheesecake with a chiffon bottom and apricot glaze, for example, eschews the rich, creamy quality of a New York-style cheesecake, and is instead light and fluffy and not too sweet—a quality that resonates with Hiroki’s Japanese customers. There are plenty of éclairs, biscotti, tarts, and… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
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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]