And the Two Best Neighborhood Restaurants in Seattle Are…
OpenTable recently released its 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners in the Top 100 Neighborhood Gems category, and here’s what they were for Seattle: mkt, the new Ethan Stowell spot in the Tangletown district of Wallingford, and Red Cow, the new Ethan Stowell spot in Madrona.
Call me nutty, but I’m sensing a pattern.
“This list is comprised of tried and true local standbys that boast cult-like followings,” gushes Open Table. Hmmm. How tried-and-true and cultishly followed can a place be that has been open less than a year—in Red Cow’s case, a mere six months? (What will win next? My money’s on Chippy’s.)
Who cares, right? Well in a city as loaded with neighborhood gems as Seattle is, it’d be nice to see old OpenTable report the time-tested spots connoisseurs have been hoofing it to the ‘hoods for over years, not months. Places like Lloydmartin on Queen Anne, Revel in Fremont, Eva near Green Lake, A La Bonne Franquette in Mt. Baker.
Nothing against the winners, mind you; I’m just guessing you might be cultishly following another place or two. If we ask nicely will you share?