Eastsiders, with their eastside dining opinions, may not always get the attention of judgy Westside gastronomes, but they sure are a passionate bunch. After posing the question, "Where do you like to dine on the eastside?" last Friday, the comments and tipline were flooded with responses with not only where to go, but why you should give east a chance.
Here now, an alphabetical guide (including reader-supporting quotes) to the top 26 vote-getters. For a good read, and some dining destinations you may have never heard of, check out the rest of the suggestions in the honor roll directly following the map. Is your favorite eastside spot still missing? Let's cross that bridge in the comments. No charge.
Honorable Mention: Belle Pastry, Bellevue Brewing, Broiler Bay, Cactus, Cantinetta, Chace's Pancake Corral, Clay Pit (Mill Creek), Daniel's Broiler, Firenze, Garlic Crush, Golden Chopsticks, Izumi, King and I, Joey, Kukai Ramen, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Little Taipei, Lot No. 3, Lynn's Bistro, Musashi's, Mediterranean Kitchen, Milagro Cantina, Plume, Preservation Kitchen, Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Ranch Drive-In, Red Corner, Regent Bakery & Cafe, Ristorante Paradiso, Spice Route, Square Lotus, The Station Pizzeria (Woodinville), Sunset Alehouse, Szechuan Chef, Teapot Vegetarian, Teriyaki Madness, Top Gun, Trellis, Volterra, Vovito and Yummy Teriyaki (Redmond). Phew!