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This week, Seattle Times critic Providence Cicero reviews Seattle staple Wild Ginger, noting the restaurant has "maintained a remarkable consistency" after 25 years in business. As Nancy Leson did when she reviewed Wild Ginger in 2000, Cicero awards the restaurant three stars for food that is pretty good:
Can you get Asian food this good for less elsewhere in the city? Of course, but not always with ingredients of this caliber, and not with the amenities you'll enjoy here—sommeliers to discuss the award-winning wine list and equally well-informed servers who painstakingly wipe tables between bouts of shared plates and deliver warm washcloths at meal's end.
Seattle Magazine's Julien Perry checked out the new menu of tacos at The Saint, finding chef Álvaro Candela's creations, "arguably superior to any others in Seattle." She calls the El Pastor, Candela's favorite, "great, but there are others I enjoyed more." Among them are the trucha tacos with garlic-fried trout and the suadero with beef belly. All good, but she wants hot sauce at the table.
· After 25 Years, Wild Ginger Still Brings the Heat [Seattle Times]
· A New Chef and a Menu Full of Tacos at The Saint [Seattle Mag]