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2 days in Seattle, must try restaurants?

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Huge foodie and wine lover. What are the best restaurants, wine bars/store, to try that are locals's favorites. Price doesn't matter, I just prefer not to have to dress up beyond business casual.

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  1. What part of town will you be in?

    1. The following thread is a good read. May answer most of your questions.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/889589

        1. You could hit up the new Vif wine bar in Fremont and then be really close to Rock Creek, Uneeda Burger, Dot's Deli, Paseo, and just a stone's throw from Joule and the Whale Wins, or Revel down in Fremont, or one of a million good places in Ballard depending on what you want to eat....

          http://vifseattle.com/

          http://seattle.eater.com/archives/201...

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          1. re: Brunhilde

            A wine bar that closes at 7 T-F, Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 5? Per their description, "a wine shop and coffee house"...care to elaborate on that Brunhilde? How does that vision come together in practice?

            1. re: Jeri L

              Fremont works in mysterious ways...

              But seriously, I don't know. I was scratching my head when it opened too, but then I hit up their Friday happy hour when the Narwhal truck was there and between the oysters and wine I was a little bit sold. Or maybe a little bit drunk. Or both.

              It's new, time will tell how practical it is. At least they have that day-drinking all natural wine enthusiast market cornered.

              (2nd thought: This is just an elaborate set for a Portlandia sketch.)

          2. try chan in the market. i also recommend le pichet, list, the innkeeper, local 360 (mac and cheese and fries = amazing). mistral was very good when i went there for brunch. all these are downtown or in belltown. japonessa is good "americanized"/fusion sushi. shiro's is amazing authentic japanese sushi.

            try harbor city in the international district for good dim sum.

            in fremont, i love revel.

            enjoy your visit.