This week's review roundup is alphabetized for your viewing pleasure, beginning with the letter "A": Agrodolce. Maria Hines' third and newest restaurant in Fremont is the focus of Hanna Raskin's latest Seattle Weekly review.
Agrodolce may be a restaurant best enjoyed without much company. I loved Agrodolce when I ate there alone; liked it slightly less when I returned with a companion; and found myself repeatedly apologizing when I dragged three friends there. I suspect that's because the food isn't engineered to wow on first bite, so the pass-and-play style of eating falls flat.
Mostly sandwiches (Cuban sandwich, panini, etc.) and pizzas, the bar food here is decent but not so memorable that you would mistake this grub for a gastropub's.
And o'er yonder at The Stranger, "C" is for chicken gizzards, also known as the bird's second stomach. Where's the best place to find them? According to Charles Mudede, it's the Shell gas station, where Beacon Ave. splits with 15th Ave. South.
Two dollars already buys you too many of these deeply fried and heavily peppered gizzards. Douse these crunchy and chewy delights with red hot sauce and you will devour them with the speed of a demon.
There's another hot spot for gizzards on his list that's all about the adobo.
· All Week in Reviews [~ESEA~]
· The Sweet Old Things [Seattle Weekly]
· Bellevue Brewing: Food-Friendly Beers and Decent Pub Food [Seattle Times]
· Along Gizzards Way [The Stranger]