Meatless Wonders: Brave Horse Tavern Does Vegan

It's not all pretzels and burgers at this Tom Douglas hub
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Call me a buzzkill. I get it, I deserve it. Nobody goes to Brave Horse Tavern to eat vegan, not when there are juicy burgers on the menu, plus wood-stove baked soft pretzels with pimento-cheddar dip, wood-fired chicken wings and house-cured ham and cheddar sandwiches with those terrific pretzels serving as a bun. But these chefs know their way from farm—Newaukum Valley Farm in Chehalis, in particular—to plate, with dishes such as tender, caramelized sunchokes and winter squash, the endive kissed by the smoke of the grill arranged atop a sweet-savory carrot hummus, then drizzled with fig vermouth and showered with crunchy sunflower seeds. You’ll never think of Brave Horse the same way again. Brunch Sat.–Sun., lunch and dinner daily. South Lake Union, 310 Terry Ave. N; 206.971.0717; 21 and older only.