• CHICO MADRID • Capitol Hill: Franz Gilbertson, the owner of Ballard's beloved Honoré Artisan Bakery, runs this tiny, mod-looking cafe and bar with his friend Jacob Daley. It has lots of windows, great bocadillos (Spanish-style sandwiches), weirdly cheap (and good) wine, and a goddamn sangria machine. It's located in the Belroy Apartments—where those doomed houses were turned into art in the form of Mad Homes—on the west slope of Capitol Hill. (711 Bellevue Ave E, chicomadrid.com, $)
• HARRY'S CHICKEN JOINT • West Seattle: The chicken at Harry's is brined in buttermilk for 24 hours and smoked before being fried in a cast-iron stove-top contraption (no actual deep fryers!), then served with potatoes roasted in duck fat. They do their best to make everything from scratch: "Our salt, pepper, and spices are store-bought," admits their Facebook page. The joint is named after owner Bruce Cougan's father, who has amazing eyebrows. (6032 California Ave SW, 938-9000, $$)
• BAKERY NOUVEAU • Capitol Hill: The great West Seattle bakery comes to 15th, in a big and beautiful way, and there is rejoicing upon Capitol Hill. While North Hill Bakery is good, it is (WTF!?) closed on Sunday; also, maybe this will relieve the lines at Crumble & Flake. (137 15th Ave E, 858-6957, bakerynouveau.com, $)
• THE SIXGILL • Fremont: The owners of the Noble Fir bring you a similarly outdoorsy bar, but with an aquatic theme. Per Wikipedia, the sixgill is a deep-sea shark native to the Puget Sound. Per elsewhere on the internet, Eric Stover (of the Tom Douglas empire and Ocho) is in the kitchen. (3417 Evanston Ave N, 466-2846, thesixgill.com, $$)
• RADIATOR WHISKEY • Downtown: Matt's in the Market has installed this shrine to brown liquor in the former architect's office across the hall, with Tyler Palagi (Spring Hill, Smith) and Charlie Garrison (Matt’s) in the kitchen. Owner Dan Bugge says it has "a kind of Prohibition-y feel to it, but without a secret handshake or a special knocker to get in." Cornichon.org says the beef lip terrine dijonnaise, made with real beef lips, is "one of the best things you can eat in Seattle" (though "maybe not for everybody"). (94 Pike St, 467-4268, radiatorwhiskey.com, $$)
• RESTO • Capitol Hill: Lodged in the itty-bitty space that formerly housed the Thomas Street Bistro, Resto (Montreal/French slang for "restaurant") has a Quebecois bent—the chef/owner lived there while on a 10-year break from restauranting. Prior to that, he ran the Front Porch in Snoqualmie and some places in Richmond, Virginia. (421 E Thomas St, 619-5649, $$)
• THE LOST PELICAN • Belltown: Named after the state bird of Louisiana, the LP is a "Creole-inspired" spot where Bisato used to be. Chef Mark Amatangelo grew up in New Orleans, cooked on a cruise ship, and then was "a key player in opening a series of Creole-style restaurants in Louisiana." The owner also runs the Lookout. (2400 First Ave, 441-5132, thelostpelican.com, $$)
• HIGHSCORE BURGERS • Redmond: Justin Cline, founder of Full Tilt Ice Cream, is behind this burger joint, which features "big, honest burgers" made with local ingredients, plus (naturally) Full Tilt ice cream. Also: vintage video games and pinball machines. (8440 160th Ave NE, Redmond, 963-5039, highscoreburgers.com, $)
• ANCHORS DOWN • Ballard: Anchors Down is a nautical-themed bar in Ballard, complete with ropes, anchors, and salty puns, plus fancied-up, non-nautical hot dogs from Po Dog next door. (2016 NW Market St, 915-2852, $)
• PEDDLER BREWING COMPANY • Ballard: Peddler Brewing Company likes pedalers: "We support bicycles and beer... Ride on over to our brewery to buy some beer to go or enjoy some drinks in our tasting room." (1514 NW Leary Way, 360-362-0002, peddlerbrewing.com, $)
• GUILT FREE GOODNESS • Capitol Hill: Tired of being "fed peanut butter and jelly on rice cakes," owner Dawn Purbaugh decided that gluten-free eaters everywhere "deserve a chocolate chip cookie that tastes like a real chocolate chip cookie, not some bland and gooey ball of sugar." (218 Broadway E, 360-794-5266, guilt-free-goodness.com, $)
• FROLIK • Downtown: Replacing the Terrace Garden five stories up in the Red Lion Hotel, Frolik has "Downtown Seattle's largest outdoor patio" at 4,000 square feet. Their "Director of Fun" encourages patrons to "play with their food" at the ping-pong table and shuffleboard court, and chef Shailu Salian (formerly of Salish Lodge) uses local/organic ingredients in Pacific Northwest fare. (1415 Fifth Ave, 971-8000, facebook.com/FrolikSeattle, $–$$)
• FOUNTAIN WINE BAR AND LOUNGE • Downtown: The wine bar inside the downtown Sheraton is built around a fountain by George Tsutakawa, who also designed the distinctive fountain at the downtown library, among many others. The Sheraton reportedly chucked the fountain in 2006, then asked Tsutakawa's son if they could have it back. (1400 Sixth Ave, 621-9000, sheratonseattle.com/lobby-lounge, $$)
• PIE BAR • Capitol Hill: Brought to you by the owner of the late Seattle Pie Company and her identical twin, this bar serves beer, wine, cider, imperial stout floats, and pie-infused martinis (?), along with actual pie, both sweet and savory. They're emphasizing local ingredients (both solid and liquid), with the stated goal of "an ultimate feel good foodie experience." It's near also-new John John's Game Room and Speckled & Drake, where Saley & Sucre used to be on Olive Way. (1361 E Olive Way, 300-1100, $$)
ALSO • VIN PRESSE on Capitol Hill: Cafe Presse's in-house wine shop, selling bottles to go at the low, low prices of $8 to $14 • YETI YOGURT on Queen Anne: Megan Seling–approved • TEASE CHOCOLATES in Sodo: in the old Rainier Brewery • CAFE ABODEGAS on Capitol Hill: a second location for the downtown cafe • PIZZERIA CREDO in West Seattle: open in the Junction, serving wood-fired pizzas (including a gluten-free option).
This article has been updated since its original publication.