Hometown Pride

Spinasse’s Tajarin One of America’s Most Delicious Noodle Dishes

As is the tagliatelle at Spur and lamb brain agnolotti at Tavolàta.

By Christopher Werner April 13, 2011

Spinasse’s tajarin: people love it.

There’s lots of love for Spinasse, the Capitol Hill Piedmontese pasta house: Seattle Met’s in-house critic loves the place. Bon Appétit loves the place. Even David Beckham loves the place. So it’s rather obvi a roundup titled 101 of America’s Most Delicious Noodle Dishes should embrace Spinasse and its tajarin.

Less obvious—but still deserving of a mention—are Spur and Tavolàta. The two Belltown restaurants also landed themselves on the list, the former for its tagliatelle with slow-cooked duck egg and Tavolà:ta thanks to lamb brain agnolotti.

To pin the best pasta plates out there, editors of the NYC-based Grub Street “scoured the country—the whole country,” then consulted with food types (chefs, Ruth Reichl, et al). The Seattle mentions start at #99 (you’re welcome, I already did all the clicking for you. And no, it’s not a ranked roundup), and includes quotes from erstwhile Seattle Weekly critic Jonathan Kauffman and Providence Cicero of the Seattle Times.

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