Recommended by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
Georgetown likes to front like it's all industrial and hardscrabble and people only eat diner food and drink cheap beer, but if you've been there recently, you know that's only half true these days. While you can certainly get your greasy hash browns at Square Knot before heading next door to slam Rainier tall cans at 9lb. Hammer, you can also get a whole cornucopia of culinary delights. There's the all-cask beer at Machine House, the high-end chocolates at Fran's, and the K Vintners viognier at Charles Smith, to name a few. Indeed, Georgetown—while it may be home to the Dead Baby Downhill after-party, which features bike jousting, a thousand drunk punks, and yours truly bleeding all over a makeshift plywood skateboard ramp—is also home to two Matt Dillon restaurants. The Georgetown Bites festival offers you a chance to sample the neighborhood's more white-collar fare at working-class prices. Two of El Sirenito's deliciously deep-fried fish tacos for $5? Yes, please!
across Georgetown, Seattle, WA