If you had to choose between your significant other and a grass-fed burger with a basket of queso fries from Lil’ Woody’s, let’s just say you would need to blast some really, really sad music and start packing your things. Lil’ Woody’s is perfect for a quick lunch or to refuel before a Friday night out - only at the SLU location, you can’t stumble in at 2 a.m for more (since they close at 8). The menu has a solid lineup of classics, plus more creative choices in case you want housemade pickled figs on your burger. You can get a side of milkshake for your handcut fries (they call it “crack” on the streets), and no burger here is a wrong choice.
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Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern is a bar in South Lake Union with good food, boozy jello shots, and shuffleboard. It’s hard to have a bad night here.
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You’ve probably walked by Shelter Lounge in Green Lake, but haven’t actually gone in. You should. It’s a great spot for day drinking or a casual date.
Sitka and Spruce
Seattle specializes in foraged food, and Sitka & Spruce in Capitol Hill takes it to the next level. But not in the way we we're hoping.
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar in Bellevue is a fancy seafood place where you should be using a corporate card.
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