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BOURBON & BONES • Fremont: Brought to you by Michael Law—formerly of the Wandering Goose, and, perhaps more importantly, North Carolina—and located in the former Anita's Crepes spot in Frelard, Bourbon & Bones smokes local meats in its huge-ass, on-site smokehouse, which has a window so you can watch the meat. Also: fried chicken and all the usual sides, plus tons of booze, all in a cozy barroom setting. Dear lord (and Michael Law), please make this barbecue really, really great—Seattle has suffered enough in this department. (4350 Leary Way NW, 582-2241, facebook.com/bourbonandbones, $$)

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SHEWABER • International District: The owners here used to run the much-loved (and now-closed) Mesob on Jefferson and 14th, and while the ID space is a bit smaller, Charles Mudede says the food is still just as good. (1221 S Main St, 860-0403, $)

NAPKIN FRIENDS • on the road: This food truck makes sandwiches with two latkes in place of the slices of bread and is apparently not a joke. The logo is two napkins holding hands. (Traveling, 459-4936, napkinfriends.com, $)

ROARING BOWL • Lower Queen Anne: Located near Metropolitan Market, Roaring Bowl specializes in you-cook-it-at-your-table Japanese shabu shabu, with the thin slices of meat, seafood, and vegetables that go in the boiling broth sourced from local purveyors. Also: a robata grill and gamjatang (spicy Korean pork-bone soup). The bowl roars in an appealingly simple, contemporary wood-paneled and white-tiled space. (516 First Ave N, 258-4914, roaringbowl.com, $$)

THE ADMIRAL BIRD • West Seattle: "Swell is the heart that drinks till it floats" reads the sign for this West Seattle cafe. It's got robin's-egg-blue walls and is run by the owners of Bird on a Wire Espresso and Circa. (2600 California Ave SW, 305-7182, facebook.com/WSAdmiralBird, $)

LA PARISIENNE • Belltown: It's another actually-from-France French bakery in the space that used to be Biofournil/Boulangerie Nantaise, and the goods are much the same (including the organic sourdough starter), but it's run by the well-reputed Grenier à Pain chain. How's the baguette? Cornichon.org loves it: "You'd think you were in Paris." (2507 Fourth Ave, 728-5999, facebook.com/frenchbakery.laparisienne, $)

UDON • Wallingford: Pat Tharachai's tiny, adorable udon takeout place has no official name, but the plastic bunting-style signage does say "Udon." (4455 Stone Way N, $)

PONO RANCH • Ballard: Pono is Hawaiian for, roughly, "a state of harmony or balance." Near the north end of the Ballard Bridge, Pono Ranch is, roughly, an organic cafe—one with a "hardy Northwest outlook on outdoor spaces," including a big patio with a fire pit (with self-service grilling coming soon) and a 45-foot antique crane with canopy sails to provide cover from the rain. (4502 Shilshole Ave NW, 258-2162, ponoranchballard.com, $)

THE OCTOPUS BAR • Wallingford: "Synonymous with a deep-sea search for a new experience," the Octopus Bar gets on the Bait Shop/Anchors Down/Grog/etc. bandwagon with "Jacques Cousteau inspired journals, diagrams and illustrations, netting, maps, vintage sails, salvaged wood and diffused light formed by previously forgotten pieces worn by the elements." Also: small plates from a former 50 North chef. (2109 N 45th St, 547-3663, theoctopusbar.com, $$)

STREET HAWK • on the road: The Street Hawk truck (motto: "We prey on hunger") promises "a gourmet twist on game-day favorites," including hand-pressed burgers, hand-dipped corn dogs, hand-battered fish 'n' chips, and more. (Traveling, 999-6893, streethawktruck.com, $)

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ON SAFARI CAFE • Sodo: This Sodo adjunct to the catering company of the same name makes "a robust selection of global cuisine." (3317 Third Ave S, 932-9497, onsafarifoods.com, $)

NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES: BAUHAUS on Capitol Hill: Moved in where the Capitol Club used to be, and looking nice with lots of bookshelves • CHUCK'S HOP SHOP in the Central District: Like the one in Greenwood, offering an awesome panoply of beer and a pro-baby-and-dog stance, plus a different food truck every evening! • EL BORRACHO DEL NORTE in Frelard: Another branch of the Pike Place Market spot, where Le Bon Ton Roule was (with yet another opening in Ballard very soon) • TEDDY'S BIGGER BURGERS • Green Lake: The Hawaiian chain that presumably serves burgers that are larger than some other burgers, which people seem to think are pretty good (there's one in Woodinville) recommended

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