Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.

In a year of great eating, these 18 new Seattle-area cheap eats stood out

Top left: To make this fast-casual concept work during the lunch rush at G.H. Pasta Co., Chef Brian Clevenger expects each bowl to be made in seven minutes. Pictured: spaghetti with Bolognese and mascarpone. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Top right: A pile of tamales awaits steaming in the kitchen at Green Lake’s new Frelard Tamales. (Rebekah Welch / The Seattle Times)

Bottom left: An everything bagel with plain schmear at Westman’s Bagel and Coffee on Capitol Hill. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Bottom right: This is Zhen Kee’s “Chef Special Lamb in the Stick”: smoky, chewy, terrific. (Bethany Jean Clement / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Times writers Bethany Jean Clement and Tan Vinh share their favorite places from 2018.

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