Eastlake

What it brings to the table: Spine-tinglingly fresh fish shimmering from the sea, with a focus on sustainability and seasonality.

With its ongoing construction (and a major Mercer Street overhaul set to begin this summer), South Lake Union still feels as if it’s in its infancy. But as summer events attest, this baby is ready to party.

Sitting at the four-seat counter inside petite, robin’s-egg-blue Nettletown, which opened in the old Sitka and Spruce space in March, I had the urge to cancel my entire afternoon so I could sit sipping chef/owner Christina Choi’s homemade herbal t