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Best new restaurants of 2009

BuffaloBandit Jan 5, 2010 10:56 AM

Seeing as we are now in 2010, I thought this might be a good time to gather the collected wisdom of the hounds and pull together a list of the best restaurants to open in 2009.

What are your picks?

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  1. soypower RE: BuffaloBandit Jan 5, 2010 11:44 AM

    Saigon Palms in Renton
    Palace Korean in Bellevue (only for their seafood hotpot)
    Artisanal in Bellevue

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      GreenLakeDave RE: BuffaloBandit Jan 5, 2010 12:21 PM


      1. natalie.warner RE: BuffaloBandit Jan 5, 2010 12:51 PM

        Anchovie & Olives

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          BuffaloBandit RE: natalie.warner Jan 6, 2010 09:35 AM

          I hadn't heard of Rizzo's before, but looking at the menu, it sounds good. I love that the only have 3 items (http://www.rizzosfrenchdip.com/). I'll have to check it out:
          Here at Rizzo's, we serve one thing; French Dips. Every sandwich comes with a side of macaroni salad, made fresh daily from Grandma Dinah's recipe.

          The Original (no cheese).......... $7.00
          Cheese (American or Swiss).... $ .75
          Soda (can) or Water (bottle)..... $1.00

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            jenn RE: BuffaloBandit Jan 8, 2010 04:02 PM

            menu, schmenu, looking at the commercial it sounds good.

        2. JillO RE: BuffaloBandit Jan 5, 2010 03:03 PM

          Laurelhurst Market
          Ocean City
          Taste Unique (though it is mostly take-out)
          Al Forno Ferruzza
          Red Onion

          (all in Portland)

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            SauceSupreme RE: JillO Jan 5, 2010 07:08 PM

            Don't forget Beaker & Flask, Spints and Nel Centro in Portland.

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