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Menus that Liven Up Those Health Department Warnings

It's easy to ignore the legally mandated health warnings restaurants must post on the menu, especially given the tiny fonts, and the fact that some half-hearted words of caution aren't likely to dissuade anyone already hell-bent on ordering the geoduck carpaccio. However it's always nice to see some restaurants have a little fun while fulfilling this legal obligation.

Here are some examples from four local menus; see if you can identify all four restaurants. Answers are below.

Here are the answers, in order appearance in the gallery:

1.) Anchovies & Olives
2.) Blackboard Bistro
3.) Smith
4.) Madison Park Conservatory

Smith owner Linda Derschang said she first borrowed the idea of a cheeky menu warning from Matt Dillon, who was having a little fun with the menu at the previous location of Sitka & Spruce. And should you see any other entertaining examples around town, Eater would love to hear about it.

Madison Park Conservatory

1927 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

Blackboard Bistro

3247 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (206) 257-4832 Visit Website


332 15th Avenue East, , WA 98112 (206) 709-1900 Visit Website

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