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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Some of the best Italian-inspired, locally-sourced cooking, in a genteel house

If you’re going to haul your cookies to the Eastside for one meal, you should come here. The menu is a mix of the pride of the Northwest (Oregon lamb, Washington-raised rabbit, and mussels from British Columbia) and Italy (lardo, Umbrian lentils, Barbera risotto). This might all come together like so: local squab with miner’s lettuce, veal sweetbreads, and Moscato foie gras pan sauce. Pastas are homemade, as are gelati in unusual flavors like fennel seed and honeycomb.

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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.

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