Welcome back to Eater Seattle's Something for the Weekend column. Every Friday, you probably think the same question: Where should I eat and drink this weekend? Covering brunch, dinner, and everything in between, here now, three places to try this weekend.
January 29, 2016
The sexy, new-ish space uniting Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company is just the latest in the companies' impressive expansion efforts. Not only are there a ton of exciting beers and ciders on tap (you must try the coffee cider, for starters) but there's now a walk-up window for ordering from the fantastic Bread & Circuses food truck.
Yeah, Tom Douglas owns like a million restaurants, but Lola is one of his best. It's a modern twist on Greek flavors, with crowd-pleasing options like leg of lamb and skewered haloumi and one hell of a skordalia.
ERNEST LOVES AGNES
Whether you need a warm space to tuck into on a rainy evening for a great cocktail, a romantic spot for dinner, or a cozy brunch with friends, Ernest Loves Agnes has it all. The food is outstanding and the decor will add a touch of tropical to lift your mood.
January 22, 2016
Hovering just under the radar, Pioneer Square's Radici is turning out top-notch Southern Italian cuisine in an intimate space. Formerly named Tinello, Radici is a sure bet for excellent lunch, dinner, and/or cocktails. The service is friendly, the pasta on-point, and the house drinks solid.
A LA MODE PIES
Consoling yourself via a massive slice of dessert comes easy at A La Mode Pies on Phinney Ridge, where the pies are pretty much perfect. Opt for a single slice with a cup of coffee, a hand pie, or a whole pie for sharing—or not.
Just-opened Anar, from the folks who brought you Mamnoon, focuses on a handful of outstanding juices along with vegetarian Mediterranean fare like tabbouleh and kale salad with chickpea puree. This is the perfect place for a weekend detox; we highly advise you opt for a juice blended with Ellenos yogurt.
January 15, 2016
Lately, Seattle's restaurant critics seem to be catching on to Vif's odd blend of coffee shop and wine bar. The combination works at this little spot in upper Fremont, where you'll find people working on their laptops or sipping wine and eating charcuterie.
DAMN THE WEATHER
Though they're no longer on the Eater 38, we still love Damn the Weather for their excellent cocktails and noshes. The Pioneer Square restaurant/bar feels like just the sort of dimly-lit, brick-walled hideaway we want to tuck into on a rainy winter evening.
The recent reincarnation of Epic Ales/Gastropod is a resounding success on the beer and food front. It's an upgrade all around, from the smart decor to the more polished-feeling food and the smooth, refined beer. Mollusk is a triumph for brewer Cody Morris and chef Travis Kukull, and we suggest you go ASAP.