If you've been out awhile, getting back in the game is tough, especially if you're Golden Tate and carrying around all that extra Top Pot maple bar weight. Making a much smoother, less felonious transition, the dude behind Lecosho.
After stepping away from the resto game, and his (still) super-successful Matt's In The Market, Matt's back with a Harbor Steps 70-seater (which takes its name from the Chinook word for pig) boasting exposed ducts, rich mahogany furniture, and a sueded banquette lining one of its three window-walled sides; the open kitchen in back's serving Northwest-sourced boot-influenced grub in a style they're calling "food we like", since "food we lick" kind of narrowed their options to Bomb Pops and the sticks from Fun Dip. Dinner choices include a house-brined Carlton Farms Pork Chop w/ soft polenta & salsa verde; a seasonal wild mushroom/pecorino romano Hand Made Cavatelli in a white wine reduction; and Grilled Mackerel w/ lemon, olives & bitter greens, who're limited mostly to A.C., thanks to all that sex he's not having. Smaller eats range from Penn Cove Mussels steamed w/ chorizo & fennel tops, to stella-espresso rubbed Beef Short Ribs w/ pickled beets, to a shrimp/clams/mussels/halibut/saffron sofrito broth Catalan-style Fish Soup, which is no doubt very Messi.
Because you tell better anecdotes when you drink, there's a full bar, a slickly-curated list of wines by the glass, and three taps; plus during happy hour they'll sometimes serve wine and/or beer by the carafe, or by the punchbowl, also the name of the last big game Golden had a chance to get in, sponsored by Carquest.