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New England lobster roll from Bar Harbor

Lobster Roll at Bar Harbor

It’s Maine in this office building lobby, by way of Pottery Barn, and the toasted white roll spilling meaty lobster in its mayo-chive-celery wash is a (little) plate of sublime. —Kathryn Robinson

Thiebou Djeun at La Teranga 

In this tiny nook, sweet expat Mamadou Diakhate makes winter warmer with Senegal’s national dish: white fish stuffed with garlic and herbs, served over broken jasmine rice, in a chunky stew lit with fire. —KR

Tempura Veggies at Feed Co. Burgers

Not to blaspheme, but crisp-fried wedges of kabocha squash might be a better burger companion than fries? The casual counter, kin to Uneeda Burger and Quinn’s, has a new Central District location; like the Redmond original, there’s a seasonal tempura vegetable on the sides menu.  —Allecia Vermillion

Pike Vita Blonde Coffee Ale

Pike Brewing and Caffe Vita: Two stalwarts from Seattle’s beer and coffee world make one collaborative golden ale that looks like summer but tastes like a brisk January morning. —AV

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Pike Brewing Company

$$ American/New American, Gastropub 1415 First Avenue

One of the stalwarts of Seattle's craft brewing community serves solid pub fare (don't miss the pretzel) in a rambling space that wraps around brewery operat...

Feed Co. Burgers

$$ Burgers Multiple Locations

Scott Staples's family-friendly burger chainlet wields big flavors (caramelized onions, blue cheese and watercress, a turkey burger with surprising personali...

La Teranga

$ African 4903 1/2 Rainier Ave S

Senegalese expat Mamadou Diakhate greets, cooks, serves, and cleans in this skinny four-table restaurant in Columbia City with the biggest smile and warmest ...

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Bar Harbor

$$$ American/New American, Sandwiches/Deli 400 Fairview Ave N

It’s a splash of down-east Maine in Seattle; a tidy nautical space in the restaurant-court lobby of the 400 Fairview, with plenty of patio seating for the la...