Food & Drink

Capitol Hill bar gets a new... everything

Published On 02/06/2013 Published On 02/06/2013

If your name is common, you need to do something special to set yourself apart (NOTE: starring in Just Wright with Queen Latifah does not count), which is why the lady behind King's Hardware, Linda's, Bait Shop, etc. has made common-monikered Cap Hill boozer Smith even special-er, by updating the bar/menu. The 15th Ave mainstay used a brief hiatus to rebuild their polished-wood bar, and fit it with taps for a pair of rotating draft cocktails like the White Negroni made w/ gin, Dolin Blanc, & Gran Classico Bitter, which's the world's first Campari. They also redid the menu, starting with snacks like this popcorn & nuts mix that the chef's grandmother created back in the '60s when she presumably just went by... um, mother? Or possibly even a given name. Shared plates mean charcuterie boards stocked with things like pork terrine, or a pheasant roulade wrapped in bacon. If you don't like sharing, consider getting a job as a record executive, or try some steamed mussels in red ale. Or better yet, this brown-butter potato puree- and braised kale-sided flat iron steak cooked to Just the Wright temperature.

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1. Smith 332 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Capitol Hill)

Dig into rustic pub fare, craft cocktails, and an "uncommon" beer selection at Smith in Seattle. This Capitol Hill area fave run by the proprietors of other Emerald City hotspots Linda's, King's Hardware, and Oddfellows Cafe, is known for their dependable menu of elevated and seasonal New American dinner and brunch selections. The warm and welcoming woodsy, lodge like interior provides the perfect setting for hearty and unique farmhouse style dishes and drinks.



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