Inside a room with logs of firewood stacked on shelves and a chain-link fence dangling from the ceiling is some of Seattle’s best barbecue. Bitterroot is perfect for when you need some smoked brisket in your mouth but maybe you’re on a date, and want to keep things a bit more upscale and don’t feel like sharing a paper towel-lined picnic table with a family and their screaming children. Always start with the jalapeño hushpuppies (covered with mustard sauce), get the hot links, and note that the mac and cheese serves six humans as a side dish, or one masochist as an entree.
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