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- $20 for $40 worth of southern cuisine
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The Lost Pelican
You can't get much further from the American South than Seattle, but don't tell that to Mike Forte. The owner of Belltown's The Lost Pelican has succeeded in creating a gastropub with a distinctly Southern vibe. The veggie jambalaya, shrimp remoulade, and crawfish-stuffed pork tenderloins are 100-percent Louisiana, as are decorative elements such as a model streetcar and several paintings of pelicans, the state's official bird.
Most of The Lost Pelican's shrimp, oysters, and crabs come directly from Louisiana's Gulf Coast, where they were caught the traditional way—in nets of tangled Mardi Gras beads. It's no wonder that chef Mark Amatangelo knows exactly what to do with his catch, seeing as how he worked on a cruise ship before joining The Lost Pelican. Amatangelo does NoLa proud by cooking up some of that city's most famous dishes, including shrimp-and-cheese grits and a zesty crawfish penne.