Recommended by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
Plate of Nations is the multicultural answer to Restaurant Week, which also happens to be happening this week. No disrespect to Restaurant Week, which remains both a wonderful way for regular folks to do some fine dining and a colossal pain in the ass for waitstaff. But while Restaurant Week isn't exactly the epitome of whiteness, it's predominantly French, Italian, and American fare. Plate of Nations, on the other hand, is more than predominantly not. For $15 or $25, you can sample many of Martin Luther King Jr. Way's culinary delights, from Cafe Ibex's delightful Ethiopian fare to Olympic Express's halal Asian food (yes, you read that right: halal Asian food). Their list of participating restaurants is certainly much smaller than Restaurant Week's, but it's pretty jam-packed with all the places you maybe heard about from a friend once and said you'd check out and never did but really should. Now's your chance.
Martin Luther King Way S, Seattle, WA