So, you tried to book an island vacation and you got scammed. Turns out that “Flip Flops” is not a real resort in Jamaica. Since you can’t travel back in time to 2002 and watch any commercial break on network television to discover it was actually Sandals you were looking for, just grab a table out on the hidden back deck at Jerk Shack, which is dripping with string lights, vines, and wood beams. The Caribbean food here is great, from the jerk fried chicken to the Cuban sandwich dipped in herby aioli. And if you close your eyes, sip from a rum punch, and tune out the sounds of the Amazon people at the table over complaining about Bezos, it’s almost like you really did make that vacation.
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For breakfast on the go in Belltown, go for a breakfast sandwich at Dahlia (there are only four seats there). And couple coconut cream pie bites.
Navy Strength is a great spot in Belltown for tiki drinks and quality bar food. Use it for a date or an alcohol-fueled group hang.
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You know Paseo, but Un Bien is where you want to be. It’s where the old owners work now, and the Caribbean sandwiches in Ballard are the city’s best.
Mojito is a fun spot in Maple Leaf for a cheap group dinner. Be sure to get a plate full of arepas and paselitos.
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