Funky, artsy (maybe italian) restaurant, seattle
i lived in seattle about 7 years ago and a friend and i went to dinner at a real funky restaurant with mannequins and chairs hanging from the ceiling. i remember it being very good food, but can't think of the name. my sister is currently in seattle and asking recommendations, but i can't remember the name of this place for the life of me. can someone please be kind enough and refresh my memory (or lack thereof)?
Is it the Pink Door in Post Alley, down at the Pike Place Market? You enter from the alley, into a pink door, and immediately descend a stairway. They have a bar in the back and a large terrace which is packed in the summer. Sound familiar?
everyone has an opinion and mine is that bizzarro is delightful in terms of both food and atmosphere - uncommon presentations both on the walls and on the plate. though i no longer live nearby, i went frequently when i did and try to get there these days as often as fate allows - do tell your sister about it and let her form her own opinion irregardless of who is buying
15 years ago, or so, we ate there frequently and enjoyed it a lot. Chef, then, Linda Graszyk did a great job. A personal favorite was a penne with eggplant. Then she left and the place went into a slump so fast we quit going. Maybe a few years (or was it months?) later, a place opened up at Western and Vine, named - wait, wait --- Wesern Vine. While it was kind of new, we went to check it out. It was nice enough, and all, and on the menu was a penne with eggplant., so I had to get it. One, maybe two bites, and I asked for the name of the chef. It was Linda. Then they closed and I have lost her again. Any idea where she has got to?
Send your sister to Osteria La Spiga on Seattle's Capitol Hill. The owners are from Emilia-Romagna and I just love the piadina, the Romangna flatbread with a glass of wine. I've heard good things about the pastas.
They are popular, so call for a reservation. They just moved into fancy new quarters here;
ADDRESS: 1429 12th Ave. (12th & Madison)
WEB SITE: laspiga.com