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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
A trendsetter that’s fallen behind its copycats; inconsistency rules supreme here

We can’t quite understand the amount of hype this place has received. With so many restaurants at the same price point adhering to the local, seasonal mantra, Tilth fails to differentiate itself in the most important way—what actually makes it onto the plate.

Tilth is old enough to have worked out the kinks, yet the food is still hit-or-miss. The miniature duck burgers are sometimes a highlight, sometimes overcooked and dry, sometimes haphazardly seasonal. On the other hand, something as simple… [More]

From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
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]