While it’s not a great idea to have a colon in a restaurant name—especially when people will have to say the word “colon” in order to explain it—this South Lake Union place is pretty great. The local/organic-oriented new American food is both interesting and really good. Definitely try the house-made pasta, and (if they have it) the crispy pig tail—like a mini corn dog, with the tail just a meltingly creamy-fatty memory of meat sealed inside a small tube of deep-fried goodness, served with a dab of whole-grain mustard vinaigrette and half a soft-boiled egg.
429 Westlake Ave N,
Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm, Dinner: Sun-Thu 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-11 pm, Late Night: Fri-Sat 11 pm-1 am, Brunch: Sun 10 am-2:30 pm, Bar: Daily 2 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Dinner, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating, Takes Reservations, Takeout
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Daily 4-6 pm ($2-$12 small plates, $5 beer, $2.50 Tecate, $6 house red, white, or bubbly).