Seattle's huge Vietnamese population, combined with dreary winters, have made this cheap, ubiquitous noodle soup/cure-all the go-to comfort food for the city. Than Brothers are ubiquitous, Pho Bac claims to have been the first, but the best pho comes from Ba Bar.
Ethiopian combo platter
Immigrant chefs from East Africa have found a welcoming audience for their rich lentil stews, soft injera bread, and sizzling lamb tibs dishes in Seattle. The large and well-established Ethiopian and Eritrean communities support dozens of restaurants that serve up colorful combination plates, lapped up by hipsters, families, and their own community alike. Jebena Cafe, by Northgate, makes one of the best in town.
The Last Word
This is an old drink revitalized by erstwhile (and possibly still, if anyone knows where he's working at any given time) World's Best Bartender Murray Stenson during his stint at Zig Zag. Stenson, Zig Zag, and the Last Word all rose to fame together, gaining renown for the man, the bar, and the chartreuse-and-gin cocktail.