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recommended RESTAURANT MARCHÉ • Bainbridge Island: The most excellent Greg Atkinson—former head chef (a looong time ago) at Canlis, cookbook author/food writer, and local/sustainable/seasonal hero—at last has a restaurant again, on Bainbridge Island. It's in a mid-century modern building in nearly sickeningly cute Winslow, just a stumble from the ferry, and the market-based, Frenchy menu looks marvelous. (150 Madrone Lane, Bainbridge Island, 842-1633, restaurantmarchebainbridge.com, $$$)

recommended SEATTLE FISH COMPANY • West Seattle: It's fish and chips (and crab cakes, and shrimp cocktail...) at tables in the front window of the seafood market, with Dave Harris, of the dear departed Chelsea Deli, running the kitchen (yay!). (4435 California Ave SW, 938-7576, $)

recommended LA TERANGA • Columbia City: The tiny hole-in-the-wall that used to house Roy's BBQ is now La Teranga, a Senegalese place. Our friend Jill (of Edible Seattle) deliriously reports: "I am in love! How did I not know about baobab juice? It's like lemon custard juice! Or something! Unicorn milk! No, that's gross! Anyway! We just had a delicious meal. His dish was something-or-other Yapp! Lamb, olives, lovely/possibly pickled onions, broken rice. I had a vegetarian mafe plate—cassava, yam, sweet potato, and carrot with an interesting tangy peanut sauce. Senegalese food might be my new favorite kind of food." (4903 1/2 Rainier Ave S, no phone, $$)

recommended THE GERALD • Ballard: Located in the space that used to be the T-shirt shop known as Elephants Gerald (um, "Ella Fitzgerald"? We don't get it, either), the Gerald evokes the easy-on-the-eyeballs and quick-with-the-highballs mid- century modern era. The proprietors are two local guys who've been friends since they went to Garfield High School together (go Bulldogs!). (5210 Ballard Ave NW, 432-9280, thegeraldseattle.com, $$)

recommended CAFE CON LECHE • Sodo: UPDATE: Cafe Con Leche is set to open later in April—apologies for the misinformation. What used to be the reportedly pretty great Paladar Cubano sandwich truck on Aurora is back with bricks-and-mortar in Sodo. (2905 First Ave S, no phone, $)

recommended THE PINE BOX • Capitol Hill: Occupying the location of the deceased Chapel, the Pine Box enlivens its (gorgeous) mortuary setting with more than 30 brews on tap hand-picked by serious beer geek Ian Roberts (Seattle Beer Week founder, former Brouwer's bar manager). (1600 Melrose Ave, 588-0375, pineboxbar.com, $–$$)

recommended FIDDLEHEAD FINE FOODS & CAFE • West Seattle: Fiddlehead serves lunch and brunch (including cheesy grits and pork hash). It looks a little like the kitchen inside a dollhouse. Our friend Keith really likes it, even though it's not very butch. (4310 SW Oregon St, no phone, $)

RESTAURANT BEA • Madrona: Restaurant Bea is brought to Madrona by Tom Black (35th Street Bistro, Barking Frog) in the elegant, witty space designed by architect Roy McMakin where June, and before that Crémant, used to be. Black tells Nosh Pit that the menu contains "polished comfort food" that'll "roll with the seasonal punches." (1423 34th Ave, 812-2901, restaurantbea.com, $$–$$$)

CRISP CREPERIE • on the road: The Crisp Creperie truck makes savory, sweet, and unholy-hybrid crepes—i.e., dark chocolate and bacon. (395-5139, crispseattle.com, $)

TRACE • downtown: Replacing the W Hotel's Earth & Ocean, TRACE's menu focuses (surprise) on "traceable" local/organic/sustainable foods. Expect high-end drinks, swanky decor, and the work of chef Steven Ariel (Cafe Juanita, Canlis, Luc, and a native of Hawaii, so aloha!). (1112 Fourth Ave, 264-6060, traceseattle.com, $$)

TOKYO DOG • on the road: This hot dog truck puts Japanese (and sometimes plain American) toppings on their Bavarian Meats links. (425-998-6020, tokyodog .com, $)

C.S. FINNEGAN'S IRISH HOUSE • Belltown: Sharing the same building as Black Bottle, C.S. Finnegan's is an Irish pub with a name that pays homage to the owners' other bar, the Celtic Swell, and their beloved pet husky, Finnegan. (2604 First Ave, 935-7935, csfinnegans.com, $$)

NAOS LOUNGE • Fremont: Naos is a "live Juice/smoothie/wheatgrass bar" that also sells locally made beer/wine and David Lynch brand espresso. (3420 Fremont Ave N, 397-4321, facebook.com/NaosLounge, $)

FIVE HOOKS FISH GRILL • Queen Anne: Five Hooks (no relation to Five Fish Bistro) is spearheaded by Paul and Pam Saito, who serve local/sustainable seafood. (2232 Queen Anne Ave N, 403-1263, fivehooksfishgrill .com, $–$$)

MESTIZO TEQUILA ULTRA LOUNGE & GRILL • Belltown: No relation to the dear departed El Mestizo on First Hill, this Mestizo (where Twist used to be) features an "ultra lounge" with more than 200 types of tequila. (2313 First Ave, 535-7985, mestizoseattle.com, $$)

HUMMUS CAFE • Greenwood: Replacing Sweet on You, this place probably serves hummus. (8420 Greenwood Ave, 706-9300, $)

DEO VALENTE CAFE • Rainier Valley: Deo Valente is a nice-looking Italian cafe right by the Othello light rail station. It's also (roughly) Latin for "God willing"—appropriate for a first business venture. Owner Rob Libert makes the gelato himself. (4219 S Othello St, 466-1090, $)

New locations of existing places: D'AMBROSIO GELATERIA ARTIGINALE on Capitol Hill • RORO BBQ, PO DOG, and BALLARD COFFEE WORKS all in Ballard • PADDY COYNE'S at Pier 70 • ELLIOTT BAY PUBLIC HOUSE AND BREWERY on Lake City Way recommended

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Will in Seattle 1
Senegalese restaurants are da bomb!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on April 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 2
Went by Cafe Con Leche yesterday (April 5) for lunch, and it wasn't open. Just FYI.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on April 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM · Report this
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@2: Not sure why we thought it was already up and running, sorry and thanks!
Posted by Bethany Jean Clement on April 8, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this

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