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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
7.0
$25
“So hot. So bubbly. So stinky. So wanty.”

Before you start penning irate letters, we should make it clear that the above quote is from Boiling Point’s own menu. This twee mantra describes the “Stinky Tofu Hot Pot”—a mélange of meatball, pork blood, pork intestine, and quail egg along with the stinky (fermented) tofu. Though this isn’t the best thing on the menu—they get the acrid, eye-watering smell of the tofu right, but the flavor’s not as strong as we like it—it represents the outer limits of Boiling… [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]