Seattle is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems some Seattleites just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential.
Capitol Cider owner Julie Tall took a risk when she opened Seattle's first dedicated cider bar in June of 2013. It was a risk that's paid off with a regularly packed house, a reputation for an outstanding cider selection, and an impressive gluten-free menu.
When Tall is craving a change of scenery, she heads to nearby Scratch Deli on Capitol Hill's 12th Avenue.
Well, here's the truth. I'm afraid I'm not very interesting, since I'm so often just [at Capitol Cider]. Scratch Deli on 12th -- they have a gluten free bread option which is good, especially with the warm sandwiches. I love their style -- very hands on, careful with recycle/garbage, small stage for comedy at night. Definitely a thoughtful, fun, dear place. I get the Pesto Melt add spinach, or the Big Blue. Yum!