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At Ship Canal Grill, chefs give a nod to local cuisine with a menu largely composed of seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Though plates such as the salmon pesto and honey-walnut prawns dominate a good chunk of the menu, according to Thrillist(http://gr.pn/MKhCeh), turf-based dishes such as the Overboard lamb sliders with caramelized onions and aioli “pack a punch." The eclectic fare also encompasses petite pizzettas and Mediterranean dishes, which pair neatly with the creative cocktails or wines from a huge drink menu. But the eatery's decor inspires just as much intrigue as the edibles.

Bare light bulbs and rotund pipes hang overhead in homage to an industrial design, complemented by 20th-century construction-era photos from the Museum of History and Industry. An open loft looks out over the main dining area, aglow with candlelight and ringed with tan and periwinkle. At the lower-level bar, a bridge of wrought iron holds miniature vehicles over a marble countertop as light seeps in from tall windows.

In the loft, flat-screen TVs and one large projection screen broadcast games, and the billiards room hosts good-natured competition, as patrons unwind over a game of pool, darts, or dodge-darts. A steady string of events keeps other customers entertained: trivia on Tuesday, standup comedy on Wednesday, and live bands on Friday.

3218 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

The menu at Sebi’s Bistro reads like a map of Chef Kamila Kanczugowski’s culinary development. Polish dishes such as pierogi and cabbage rolls represent the country where she grew up and began her training, while pizzas, panini sandwiches, and calzones make use of the skills she learned while studying in Italy. Kanczugowski earned her proper culinary degree in Seattle, where she continues to cook up her European favorites using local, organic ingredients. She’s also integrated a fair share of American foods, such as tuna melts and turkey clubs; although even these common sandwiches can be amped up when paired with one of the bistro’s rare, imported Polish beers.

3242 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,
WA
US

2408 10th Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

2404 10th Avenue East
Seattle,
WA
US

Little Water Cantina: A User’s Guide

Modern, Seasonal Mexican | Killer Views of Lake Union | Artful Cocktails | “Freakishly Delicious Guacamole”

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: empanadas stuffed with smoked Canadian duck or mixed veggies with almond cheese
  • Entree: wild-boar torta ahogada with grilled pineapple, three-chili sauce, and fried onions
  • Side: hock, chile, and beer-braised black and pinto beans

Green Eating While the kitchen strives to use local and organic products and compost all food waste, the staff’s eco-conscious efforts don’t stop there. The restaurant boasts LEED Platinum certification, in part due to the materials used to construct the space. The bar is made from rough, recycled wood and cinder blocks, light fixtures are upcycled gramophone horns, and one entire wall is constructed from 800 tequila bottles foraged from restaurant dumpsters.

Inside Tips

  • If weather permits, the 2,200-square-foot patio offers unmatched views of Lake Union.
  • On the last Sunday of each month, the eatery hosts the kid-friendly event Snouts and Stouts, during which the kitchen staff whole-roasts a naturally raised pig on the patio and serves it in pork tacos while local bands play.
  • Street parking is usually ample, but if it’s tight, find a free spot in the restaurant’s underground garage.

Press Box

  • “Little Water Cantina's spectacular tuna ceviche is a party on a plate.” — Seattle Times
  • “Freakishly delicious guacamole.” — The Stranger
  • “Bar manager Ryan Minch uses sotol to perfection in The Dog Fighter cocktail: a crisp, citrusy affair that blends sotol with El Jimador tequila blanco, maraschino, lemon juice, Cointreau and peach bitters.” — Seattle Magazine

Vocab Lesson
Manchamanteles: Spanish for tablecloth stainer, this is made from a mix of chiles, veggies, and meats, and is considered a classic Oaxacan mole.
Achiote: Spanish for annatto, this is extracted from the seeds of a shrub by the same name. It’s used as a spice or for its rich reddish color.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Gaze into the eyes of the Fremont Troll, who lives beneath the Aurora Bridge (3600 Troll Avenue N).

After: Watch boats depart from the hand-launch area at Fairview Park (2900 Fairview Avenue E).

2865 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

For a quick and easy bite to eat, Pagliacci Pizza Delivery - Capitol Hill is known for its piping hot pizza. Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the pizzeria's menu. Pagliacci Pizza Delivery - Capitol Hill is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Pagliacci Pizza Delivery - Capitol Hill.

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Guests take to street parking at Pagliacci Pizza Delivery - Capitol Hill's 10th Ave E spot.

You can take it easy on your wallet at Pagliacci Pizza Delivery - Capitol Hill — prices are generally less than $30 per person.

2400 10th Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

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