Capitol Hill and Belltown
Grab this quintessential Ethan Stowell pasta ($10) from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly.
Smoked and pickled mussels
Intriguing, addictive morsels ($11) to pair with one of the bar’s unusual beers.
Brimmer & Heeltap
Thick-cut Grand Central como loaf toasted (and buttered) to order ($3)—the gold standard for pre-dinner bread service.
Suppli al telefono
Bar del Corso
Fried balls of risotto and mozzarella ($6), as close to perfection as the pizza.
Pre-dinner snacks ($9) so good you’ll never miss the potato.
Ballard and Kent
One long marrow bone, roasted and served with crostini ($5.99)—best with a margarita.
Auto Banh Sando
A Hawaiian doughnut meets a Vietnamese sandwich, and the rest is tasty history ($5). (Only available from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.)
The quintessential Southern classic ($9)—great with a meal, even better with a
Point Judith Calamari ‘Kari Out’
Upscale deep-fried perfection ($16), in a tongue-in-cheek takeout box for dining in.
Dungeness crab–stuffed eggs
South Lake Union
A gilded lily to be sure, these deviled eggs ($14) are bettered by a pile of crab.