The best thing you can do this month is go trick-or-treating, get a lot of candy, and eat it. But the second best thing you can do this month is... go to the grocery store, get a lot of candy, and eat it. However, after that, it's clearly hitting one of these sweet new Seattle restaurants, all of which serve things that're, well, almost as good as Halloween candy.
6 new Seattle restaurants you need to try right now
The smallest Ethan Stowell establishment yet seats just under 30 in a space formerly occupied by a commercial photographer, where they're slinging barrel-aged cocktails and locally sourced eats like fried quail, and a grilled lamb tongue which is so good you'll probably want to slip the chef some of yours.
Le Petit Cochon
Fresh from cheffing with his brother at Art of the Table, the dude behind 'The Little Pig' is serving a pork-heavy line-up that includes blood sausage, pig face fritters, and “Phat Ass Pork Chops”, which, presumably, come from a not-little pig.
Formerly occupied by Lucky 8, this sort-of-subterranean spot has $1 PBRs, hush puppies, and a bunch of other Southern-style offerings, like Cool Ranch Doritos-coated chicken, and creatively named cocktails that're called things like Grandpa’s Medicine.
West Seattle’s Quadrato (owned by the dude behind Pizzeria 22, aka the 430th place to get a VPN Certification of Authenticity on their wood-fired pizza) is doing Sicilian pizzas galore, and a bevy of sweet sandwiches packed with things like veal meatballs.
Helm'd by the guy behind Where Ya at Matt? (Yay, there's finally and answer to that question!), the long-awaited Restaurant Roux is dishing up French Creole eats... so think gumbo, po' boys, beignets, and shrimp... but not officially until next weekend (boo!).
Helmed by Pike's first brewer, and posted up on the Downtown waterfront, Seattle’s newest distillery offers tours of a space that's resplendent with giant copper stills, and offers daily gin and vodka tastings.
1. Restaurant Roux4201 N Fremont Ave, Seattle
2. Aston Manor Social Club and Maison Tavern2946 1st Ave S, Seattle
3. Copperworks Distilling Company1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle
4. Mkt.2208 n. 55th st, Seattle
5. Bar Sue1407 14th Ave, Seattle
6. Le Petit Cochon701 N. 36th Street, Suite 200, Seattle
Helmed by the guy who brought the po boy to Seattle with the Where Ya at Matt? food truck, Restaurant Roux is Matt Lewis' brick-and-mortar extension offering up even more Southern and French Creole eats in Fremont. His New Orleans roots, French culinary training, and Pacific Northwestern location all come together in the form of comforting dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, grilled trout, and ham-brined pork chops. And with names like Red-Footed Baby, Purple Skirt, and Doctor Boggs, even the handful of affordable cocktails carry on this spot's Louisiana spirit.
This massive nightclub and adjacent password-only speakeasy were inspired by an imaginary playboy descended from the "king of Seattle bootleggers".
Seattle’s oldest brewers boast a distillery filled giant copper stills. Check 'em out for tours and tastings.
Ethan Stowell's place, at which they're serving up barrel-aged cocktails and mains like fried quail and a grilled lamb tongue.
A new Capital Hill bar, describing itself as "Southern style". Gritty doesn't just describe the decor -- southern style eats like shrimp and grits are served for your eatin' pleasure on select game days.