What do vanilla French toast, wood-fired ovens, duck confit salad and the Pike Place fish-throwing guys have in common? They all make eating in Seattle these days a special treat. To help you navigate all this bounty, our team dined day and night in the name of crafting a one-stop, round-the-clock resource for adventurous eaters. The result? Delicious destinations for breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus—bonus!—a late meal at the bar). We’ve also rounded up the year’s hottest local trends (hint: everything old is new again), mapped out where Seattle restaurateurs are building their empires and boldly named names on our second annual Food Establishment list, a who’s who of influential folks in the local food business. So pull up a chair and tuck in to the best year for eating yet.
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