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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
8.0
$60
A solid after-work pan-Mediterranean spot that brings out the best in Tom Douglas

It’s not as good as Serious Pie or as classic as Palace Kitchen, but Lola is one of the best outposts of the Tom Douglas empire. Lola has a fairly straightforward m.o., which helps: instead of seafood fusion circa 1993, the kitchen turns out reasonable interpretations of Mediterranean and North African standards.

Tagines, done with traditional proteins like lamb or goat, with flourishes like pine nuts or Meyer lemon, are perfectly prepared, if a little on the small side. Whole fishes… [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]