Dining Out: Seattle Champions Of Cuisine
Rundown Seattle the three best new restaurants of 2012.
#3: Sweet And Sexy: Shanik
It hasn’t even been a month but it’s safe to say that Meeru Dhalwala’s Shanik is going to be as big a deal as her two Vancouver restaurants. They’re still working out some kinks, but lines out the door for salmon in potato curry and spiced lamb popsicles are well worth the wait.
500 Terry Ave. N., South Lake Union (206-486-6884)
#2: King Biscuit: The Wandering Goose
Seattle's not a town known for great biscuits, but Heather Campbell's setting out to change all that. The buttery, flaky Southern-style ones here are the restaurant's claim to fame, but don't miss out on the Hangtown Fry, an impossibly delectable combo of fried oysters, pork belly and poached eggs.
403 15th Ave. E Capitol Hill (206-323-9938)
#1: Big Splash: The Whale Wins
Renee Erickson’s new joint helped make the Fremont Collective one of Seattle’s hottest destinations this year. The Whale Wins is all about generous portions of simple, rustic food cooked brilliantly. The wood-fired oven and communal seating make it feel like an old-school European village restaurant, but the bright décor and huge windows are pure Seattle.
3506 Stone Way N., Wallingford (206-632-9425)