“We Wine. We Dine.” Event at The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is holding a special “We Wine.  We Dine.” event until April 5.  The Capital Grille is showcasing BelnerO wine with a five-course Italian menu.  Seattle Foodster will be reviewing this special event in early April, but we invite you to share your thoughts if you get there first.  Click here to learn …

$29 for a Two-Hour Chocolate Making Class at Oh! Chocolate [via Living Social]

Oh! How we love chocolate (let us count the ways…). We’re so smitten we could earn a degree in cocoa consumption. First course in our tasty curriculum: a hands-on chocolate-making class taught by the third-generation masters at Seattle’s own Oh! Chocolate. And with today’s deal, get reduced tuition at just $29 per class—that’s $30 off—plus …

20 Something–Saturday 11/20 [via Seattle Met]

What are you doing this Saturday?  You should be heading to Fremont Studios to attend 20Somthing: The New Vintage.  Not only will wine-sipping-hipsters be tweeting their thumbs off, but 75 wineries and 15 restaurants will be showcasing their yummiest wine and food.  I went last year, drank some amazing wine, met Tom Douglas, and had …

5 Spot

The 5 Spot in Queen Anne is diverse as a restaurant can be, hipster Seattle eatery and friendly family dining that supports philanthropic contributors. The 5 Spot has a “roaming” menu, and at the time I ate there was currently focused on the Big Easy. In fact, you were able to buy the New Orleans …

A possible second Rancho Bravo location… Yippee!!!

I recently found out that the taco truck located in Wallingford, next to the closed/creepy Winchell’s Doughnut shop, is actually ran by Rancho Bravo.  If you’ve been to the Rancho Bravo in Cap Hill, then you understand why this is an exciting, amazing, fantastic, make-me-so-happy experience.  While the Rancho Bravo taco truck is more than …

Added Contact Form

Hey Seattle Foodster fans!! We just added a contact form on the “contact” page so that you can get in touch with us easier.  Remember you can contact us to recommend restaurants, report errors or even be a guest critic.  Hope to hear from you soon! . : seattle foodster : . p.s. I added …

An apology from seattle foodster

Well, well, well… where has seattle foodster been, you might ask.  In my last article I mentioned that going to Union was special because it was celebrating my entry into graduate school.  Well, graduate school keeps a person busy.  Unfortunately, I barely had time to eat out, let alone post quality articles to the site.  …

Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the ID [CIBIDIA.org]

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area invites all local food lovers to enjoy an afternoon of international cuisine designed to accommodate all budgets. This Saturday, January 29th, ten of Chinatown-ID’s premier restaurants will celebrate Lunar New Year by featuring an unprecedented $2 tasting menu from 11 am to 4 pm.   [via the Chinatown-International District …

Asian Street Food in Fremont [via the Seattle Times]

Since Chef Taichi Kitamura left Fremont for Eastlake, Fremont has been missing his culinary presence.  So, it’s probably a good thing that he opened Showa, a restaurant featuring small Asian street-style dishes. Dishes at Showa are on the cheap: Sapporo for $4, Sake refills for $4, Grilled Pork Belly Skewer for $3, and Macaroni Bacon …

Big Mario’s New York Style Pizza

On Thursday I took a three hour antitrust final.  Unfortunately, it did not involve the little bald-headed man from the monopoly game (I’m always the cowboy on the horse).  As with most final exams, I usually leave the exam room light-headed, confused, relieved, dumber than I arrived, and worst of all… starving.  I tend to …

Brief Encounter Cafe (seattle foodster)

I’ve heard people complain that Bellevue is too quiet. Perhaps they haven’t hung out at Lincoln Square around 7 pm. Or perhaps they haven’t eaten at the Brief Encounter Cafe.  You won’t notice it after you exit 520 from Seattle and head down Bellevue Way, but you will notice the QFC and gas station in …

Cafe Flora

I’m a meat eater. I have nothing against vegetarians or even vegetables for that matter. In fact I’m trying to find a way to prove the cuter the animal the better the meat. I also think that a cow would try to eat me if she had the chance so I’m really doing my part …

Cellar Bistro

The Cellar Bistro has grapes hanging from the ceiling.  Hanging grapes, along with the all red walls add to the cellar like feeling of the restaurant… hence its name.  It is also home to some of the lesser known masterpieces.  For example, above our table was a 4 foot velvet painting of the Godfather, Don Vito …

Chillies Paste

    When I think back on the year that I lived in Fremont I can’t help but recall being surrounded by Thai restaurants.  There is already a surplus of Thai restaurants in Seattle, but Fremont must be the capitol of Thai food in this city.  Believe it or not, the entire year I lived …

Chinoise

Chinoise, focusing on Pan Asian and sushi, is the result of combining food aimed to please the eyes just as much as the palate.  With locations in Madison Park, Queen Anne, and Wallingford (and formerly in the International District) each location boasts a casual environment and artwork from artist Patty Makaruta.  Chinoise is well respected …

Clever Bottle

I don’t consider myself a mixologist.  And while I certainly imbibe a drink, or two, I wouldn’t fancy myself an expert.  Therefore, when I truly want to enjoy a delicious cocktail, I do not hesitate to order one prepared by an expert.   Upon finishing final exams, my lovely, patient, and understanding wife (yep, I …

Crave

Miss CC (the Cosmopolitan Connoisseur) makes her debut appearance for www.seattlefoodster.com with her thoughts on Crave in Capitol Hill.    Go there once, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from saying in the near future… “I’m craving some Crave.”  In my case, I spoke those words less than 24 hours after visiting Crave, …

Cutter’s Bayhouse

Cutter’s Bayhouse near Pike Place Market is deceiving.  When I think of a restaurant located in the heart of a Seattle tourist attraction with a magnificent, jaw dropping view of the Puget Sound I immediately think of an eatery that will make my wallet weep.  I’m not saying that Cutter’s is cheap… their lunch menu …

Dine Around Seattle: March 1st–31st

Get ready to start making reservations!  Dine Around Seattle is coming back for its 10th year.  Over 20 of Seattle’s most delicious restaurants will feature a $30 pre-fixe dinner and a $15 pre-fixe lunch from Sunday through Thursday during the month of March.  Check out the Dine Around Seattle site for more info.  In the …

Dixie’s BBQ/Porter Automotive

I finally met “The Man” at Dixie’s. Even though the name of this place is Dixie’s BBQ/Porter Automotive, I’m fairly certain that no one is going to bring their car in for a tune up any time soon. Upon rolling in the parking lot I exclaimed, “Holy Cow.” Only it wasn’t “cow” it was the …

Dude! You’ve got MAPS!!!

In an ongoing effort to make Seattle Foodster better I decided that creating some maps would be a great way to help you locate restaurants to eat at.  Each time I post a new review I’ll also include the restaurant marker in the map section.  As always feel free to let me know what you …

Duke’s Chowder House

Rumor has it that Duke’s is known for making seriously delicious chowder. They also have a fantastic happy hour, which is the basis of this review. Duke’s has several locations, Greenlake, South Lake Union, and Alki, each of them with scenic views. Normally, I’d be tentative to write a review based on a restaurant’s happy …

Eastlake Bar and Grill (seattle foodster)

Formerly Sam’s Steakhouse, Eastlake Bar and Grill is one of three lakeside restaurants owned by brothers John and James Schmidt.  Although each of their three bar and grill restaurants serve similar food and offer up amazing views I believe that it is their Eastlake location that might be the most popular.  Although it wasn’t their …

Ethan Stowell Reading [via the stranger]

On December 15, at 6:30pm, Chef Ethan Stowel (chef of How to Cook a Wolf, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Anchovy & Olives, Tavolta and the former Union) will read from his new cookbook, Ethan Stowell’s New Italian Kitchen. The reading will take place at Queen Anne Books View Larger Map

Frontier Room

The Frontier Room is a bit of an oddity when it comes to BBQ restaurants.  Sure, it sells some tasty high-end BBQ fixings but it also functions as a hip Bell Town bar.  If the sight of seeing young Seattle yuppie hipsters at a BBQ joint disturbs you, I share your sentiment.  A few co-workers …

Hey Seattle… Give yourself a pat on the back!

Did you notice the January issue of GQ?  If you passed a magazine rack you probably noticed Jennifer Aniston, wearing a red, white, and blue tie… that’s it.  Assuming that you actually opened the cover, you probably stumbled on to page 75, this issue’s food section, where Seattle was proclaimed “Food City of the Year.” …

High Five Pie

Recently Seattle has gone PIE CRAZY.  It used to be a coffee shop on every corner, but now the city is starting to have a pie shop (which serves coffee) on every corner.  I checked out High Five Pie in Capitol Hill.  I like what the shop has going on – not a whole lot …

Hiroshi’s (platinum palate)

***Reviewed by guest reviewer, Platinum Palate*** Teriyaki, Sushi, Bento, Yakisoba, the list goes on. Japanese food seems to have something for everyone whether you are looking for a delicate fine dining experience or quick lunch on the go. Hiroshi’s on Eastlake Ave. is one of those middle of the road Japanese restaurants where you go …

I Love New York Deli

The following article is written by Dining Diogenes, who also wrote One Man’s Quest for the Holy Pizza. Okay, here we go again – another article in some Seattle-based periodical, lauding the virtues and authenticity of yet another New York-style deli.  As the SeattleFoodster so aptly put it in his review of a pizza place …

Il Terrazzo Carmine

I have heard that Il Terrazzo Carmine is arguably Seattle’s best Italian restaurant. In my never-ending quest to find the best Italian food in this great city I can safely say that Il Terrazzo is up there in the rankings and makes it a point to pay great attention to detail not only in their …

is seattlefoodster writing at the stranger?

Hi Everyone… Yes, it’s true… seattlefoodster has started writing some smaller articles for thestranger.   We’ll be writing <10 (under ten) articles which feature good grub for under ten bucks.  So be on the lookout for these <10 articles, either at thestranger or at www.seattlefoodster.com. Here is an <10 article about Beecher’s Mac & Cheese.  

Jai Thai

I was once told that the mark of a great restaurant was to serve the same dish, presentation and taste, to different patrons over a long period of time with unwavering consistency.  So, it’s obviously a bad business practice for a restaurant to prepare food inconsistently even for a short period of time. I have …

John Howie Steak

John Howie, owner of Seastar, also owns John Howie Steak, where he’s perfecting the art of cooking yet another type of animal.  While “steak” is in the restaurant’s name, there was another reason I recently went to Steak.  A very good friend of mine, Adam, entered and won a contest to name Executive Chef Mark …

Jones BBQ (seattle foodster)

Be prepared for a lot of BBQ reviews coming your way.  The Platinum Palate (a guest reviewer for www.seattlefoodster.com) is almost strangely obsessed with BBQ.  In fact he has deemed Tuesdays as BBQ Tuesdays, although it is sometimes celebrated on Mondays.    This week we found ourselves at Jones BBQ… eventually.  We knew of a …

Laadla

I do not claim to know Indian food.  I promise never to make such a broad, overreaching statement with this type of cuisine.  However, I do know three dishes that I like: Plain Nan (Flat bread cooked in a tandoor) Onion Bahji (sliced onion mixed in batter and deep fried) Chicken Tikka Masala (chicken with …

Licorous

Licorous is right by my school, so it’s natural that I’ve escaped there for a cocktail or two over the past few years.  On a recent random Tuesday night I discovered their $1 Taco secret. While small, these handmade masa tortillas, filled with pulled pork, and topped with cotija cheese and fresh in-house salsa, pack …

Like Scavenger Hunts? [Via PikePlaceMarket.org]

Starting on January 30 and repeating one Sunday per month until June, Pike Place Market goers have the opportunity to take part in the “Around the Market in 80 Minutes” scavenger hunt.  Each hunt will take place from 11a-4p. Hunters will receive a “passport,” which includes clues to 10 Pike Place destinations.  You can pick …

Longhorn BBQ Outpost (platinum palate)

Technorati Tags: platinum palate, Seattle, Pioneer Square, BBQ, American, Sandwich, Southern Hole in the wall barbecue establishments are one of the staples of the American lunch crowds.  True barbecue restaurants have a unique personality all to themselves that add to the flavor of the meal in more ways than one.  Personal preference often plays a …

Luc

Thierry Rautureau, better known as (and easier to pronounce) The Chef in the Hat, has been greeting Seattleites for a long time as the owner of Rover’s in Madison Park. While the menu at Rover’s is sure to put a dent in your billfold, the Menu Degustation is certainly worth it as you’ll sample dishes …

Lunchbox Laboratory

The Lunchbox Laboratory recently set in some new roots in old South Lake Bar and Grill location.  They may have ditched their old chalkboard menu for the paper type, but their burgers are still big, filling, and sloppy.  On my recent visit, I tried the Truffle Love, which comes with Lunchbox onions, Swiss, and a …

Marazul

Marazul was the first restaurant to open in the 2200 Westlake Condominium.  Executive Chef Bruce Dillon takes the concept of fusion to heart.  The food is supposed to be inspired by the Pax Brittanica era. I’m not a history buff but I do understand that you’ll find influences of Cuba, the Caribbean and the Indo-Asian …

Marination Mobile

Far from your typical taco truck, Marination Mobile aims to bring gourmet food to your belly via their mobile culinary station. Marination Mobile was founded in 2009, so it was on the cutting edge of the gourmet taco truck craze.  While other trucks in Seattle have caught onto the mobile culinary craze, Marination Mobile continues …

Mitchelli’s

Tucked away in one of the many old brick buildings, adjacent to the Seattle underground tour, and close to being underneath 99 you will find a quaint trattoria named Mitchelli’s. I cannot remember how I stumbled upon Mitchelli’s in Pioneer Square but I’m happy I did. Mitchelli’s menu has got a little of everything.  Each …

Newport Bay

You’ve probably seen the Newport Bay restaurant while sitting in traffic on 520. It looks much like most suburban restaurants. I’m pretty sure it has a competitive happy hour, due primarily to the amount of people there who are sixty-plus. Notwithstanding its underground appeal to the blue haired crowd for blue plate specials, I found …

Oddfellows

For some odd reason, during the past few times I have been to Oddfellows I have only had drinks.  After three or four times of saying, “I really want to eat here,” my wife suggested that we try it out for breakfast.  Editor’s note: My wife is biased because she apparently has eaten at Oddfellows …

One Man’s Quest for the Holy Pizza

The following article is from Dining Diogenes, a native New Yorker (Brooklyn, to be specific).  He’s lived in Seattle for 6 years and has been searching for the “Holy Pizza” since day one.  While some have come close, many Seattle pizzerias have fallen far short of his New York expectations.  As those haunting lyrics of …

Paddy Coyne’s

I know what you must be thinking.  Seattle Foodster is now going to review Irish bars?  I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with Irish bars.  In fact I’m sure that each one of us has had some fond memories of an Irish bar, albeit a fuzzy memory. But Paddy Coyne’s is no ordinary …

Pagliacci’s

After moving to Seattle, my first part-time job was at Pagliacci in the U-District. Considering myself a bit of a pizza connoisseur, a title bestowed upon me because I was born and raised in New York City, I found this place, with its Italian movie posters and unusual offerings of diverse toppings, odd indeed. Before …

Perche No Pasta and Vino

I recently switched computers and found a few old posts.  I thought that this one still warranted publishing since I had such a great time at Perche No. Perche No Pasta and Vino, formerly located in Queen Anne is now situated in Greenlake and looking larger than life. After a long, disappointing day of searching …

Pig Iron Bar-B-Q (seattle foodster)

If you’re driving down 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle and continue south you’ll eventually run into the Pig Iron Bar-B-Q.  Sure, it feels like you’re almost at SeaTac airport but you’re actually in Georgetown.  You’ll be lucky to find a seat at this hot lunch spot.  They have quite a reputation for BBQ, and the …

Pomodoro Ristorante

I have often passed Pomodoro Ristorante on Eastlake and noticed one thing in particular that made me want to give it a try — Late night Tapas! Knowing that is a traditional Spanish cuisine consisting of tasty, small dishes of various appetizer-type foods, my curiosity got the better of me when an Italian restaurant was …

Poppy

Courtesy Miss CC This past Saturday the Foodster crew decided to splurge and head to the new restaurant on Capitol Hill – Poppy.  It’s a bright addition to the Hill, with a warm interior of pale wood and orange and red accents. The menu is seasonal and prix fixe, for $32 you receive a thali …

Ravish Valentine’s Day Menu

Although I’ve never reviewed it before, I am an absurdly huge fan of Ravish on Eastlake.  The food is outstanding, the drinks are delicious, the staff is warm, friendly, inviting and funny.  I’ve never had a negative thought in my head about this place.  Therefore, I’m endorsing Ravish’s Valentine’s Day Dinner this year.  The small …

Revel

I’m not certain why it took so long, but after several months I finally stopped in at Revel (and Quoin). The only regret I have is that I did not try Rachel Yang’s and Seif Chirchi’s Fremont restaurant (and bar) sooner. Upon walking in, I immediately noticed the restaurant is warm, not only the atmosphere, …

Savor Seattle Food Tour

I wanted to bring your attention to an awesome company in Seattle, aptly named Savor Seattle Food Tours.  Below is a snippet from their latest newsletter: There’s an old saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But why should men have all the fun? I say that delicious foods can …

Seattle Food & Wine Experience

On Sunday, February 27, from 1p-5p, Seattle Food and Wine Experience is hosting a world-wide wine “tasting” education where you can travel around the world and never leave home. Hosted at the Seattle Center Exhibition Center, more than 1,000 wines from around the world will be featured along side some of Seattle’s top culinary talent, …

Seattle Food and Wine Experience

The Seattle Food and Wine Experience was held on Sunday, February 27 at the Exhibition Hall in Seattle Center.  This event benefits the Giving Grapes Foundation, which assists local charities that provide financial assistance to service industry professionals who have to take time off work due to injury or illness.  In my book, you can’t …

seattle foodster explained…

Thanks for taking the time to check out Seattle Foodster.  My goal is to bring you reviews on the best (and sometimes the worst) restaurants in Seattle.  I encourage, no no, I implore you to post comments.  You can even recommend restaurants for me to try.  

Serious Pie

Editor’s Note: The article for Serious Pie is, well… old.  When I wrote it, everything was fresh in my mind – I promise.  However, articles got lost when I transferred laptops and I could always count on law school to suck away numerous hours of my life, which inevitably forced me to, at time, bastardize …

Sitka & Spruce

While at Melrose Market, we decided to eat at Sitka & Spruce.  I would like to live in their kitchen and restaurant.  Exposed wood and brick, a super long chef’s table, and natural light that pours in even on the cloudiest of days. Brunch at Sitka & Spruce is unlike any other brunch I’ve had …

Southlake Grill

The first mainstream, non-bar restaurant to open up in Vulcanized Southlake is an establishment bearing its name. The Southlake Grill, under the Alley 24 apartment building, is sister to the Greenlake Bar and Grill and the Eastlake Bar and Grill. Although the food remains similar to the other two restaurants, the Southlake Grill takes you …

Tacos

Has anyone else fallen in love, head over heels, with the street food/food truck craze? Obviously you have. And if you haven’t, I’m not sure what’s wrong with you. My newest obsession is Taco Chukis in Capitol Hill. Granted, Taco Chukis doesn’t have a food truck (so let’s get on that guys and then park …

Thanksgiving Potato Recipe from The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille recently came out with their Thanksgiving newsletter, which also contains a yummy Truffle Twice-Baked Potato recipe.  The Capital Grille, as you may remember, is the same restaurant with the most amazing Truffle Mac and Cheese.  To read the rest of the newsletter, click here.  Directly below is the Truffle Twice-Baked Potato Recipe. …

The Capital Grille

seattlefoodster.com apologizes for the quality of the photographs in this article.  The lights in the restaurant were dim and any flash would have washed out the food.  Friends have asked me what type of intrinsic benefits are there when writing for a food review site which receives millions of hits monthly (actual hits may be …

The Chieftain [via thrillist]

Sometimes the same thing can mean vastly different things to different people — your track coach calling you a “one-minute man”, is just a crude way to point out your endurance is poor, but when your girlfriend does it sh…well, okay, bad example. Providing you with a good example thanks to its semi-controversial name, The …

The Metropolitan Grill

The Metropolitan Grill claims to be the best steakhouse in town, and they are more than likely correct.  The Met, as it is affectionately known, is packed to the gills most nights and between the hours of 12pm and 2pm most weekdays. Most times when you say you are going to the Met, you are …

The White Rabbit [via Thrillist]

The White Rabbit recently opened in the former Tost space in Fremont.  It will mainly continue to host live music (like Marmalade), but the owner, Rob Kim of Shiku Sushi, plans to also hold karaoke night and a house music night.  The White Rabbit will also offer Stumptown coffee, but served with an adult twist.  …

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.

I was eagerly awaiting my first taste of Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. in Belltown.  I had read about them in the Daily Candy, and thought that the shop had promise.  I’m not a big desert guy, but I have a soft spot for cupcakes, and Seattle has many fine cupcake shops.

Tommy Gun [via Thrillist]

Opened within shooting distance of the planned Cap Hill Light Rail spot, this 50-seat Prohibition-themed drinkery (from the gangstress behind The Bottleneck) boasts eats curated by one of the chefs at Skillet (porchetta sandwiches, black truffle popcorn, etc.), and plentiful suds options ranging from Boundary Bay IPA, to Spring Reign Ale, but not Spring Reign …

Top Pot Doughnuts

For quite some time I’ve heard people talk about how cool Top Pot Doughnuts are. I know that I’ve had their doughnuts before (at a Starbucks, actually) but I wondered what could be so amazing about a coffee and doughnut shop.   Don’t get me wrong, I love doughnuts and coffee but I’m from New …

Toscano

There appears to be an inherent challenge in finding an original place to eat in downtown Bellevue. Options seem limited to eateries in or around Bel-Square Mall, where you’ll be greeted by a sea of corporate-owned chain restaurants. If Red Robin is not your thing, then you always have the freedom of choice that lies …

Trader Vic’s (seattle foodster)

According to the Trader Vic’s website there are thirty locations bearing its name around the world. I find this factoid pretty impressive. Unfortunately, I was unimpressed with the one bearing its name in downtown Bellevue. Tucked away in an odd spot that appears to be the back of Lincoln Tower, prior attempts to eat here …

Trophy Cupcake on Cooking Channel’s “Unique Sweets” [via My Wallingford]

The Cooking Channel’s “Unique Sweets” show recently filmed at Wallingford staple, Trophy Cupcake.  While, I personally have a fondness for another Seattle-based cupcake shop, I respect the notoriety that Trophy has brought to Seattle, such as being featured Martha Stewart.  The episode will ben entitled, “Childhood Favorites” and it will air in April. [via My …

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

As most of you know, a restaurant needs permits and licenses to prepare and serve food to the public. But one restaurant in the Northwest went even further, by getting a certification for the preparation of their pizza. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria is accredited by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. The VPN, based in Naples, …

Uneeda Burger

I had a sudden crazy craving for Paseo.  If you’ve never heard of Paseo (not sure that’s possible if you live in Seattle), it’s a Cuban-style sandwich shop in Seattle that has been featured on Food Network’s best sandwiches series.  Paseo often has long lines out its door and they are sometimes so busy that …

Union

Oh, how I have longed to try Chef Ethan Stowell’s Union restaurant (the same Ethan Stowell involved in Tavolata and How to Cook a Wolf).  The main reason I had not tried Union sooner was mainly due to my fiancée, who up until a year ago was a very finicky eater.  However, when you’re going …

Valentine’s Day Roundup

Courtesy of Miss CC Whether you’re looking for a great Valentine’s date idea because you’re madly in love or because you’ve been sleeping on the couch and need to redeem yourself – these 10 restaurants just might do the trick. Check out Ponti Seafood Grill near the Seattle Center if you want to avoid the …

Virginia Inn (seattle foodster)

If ever you find yourself hungry when in the Pike Place Market and can’t bear the crowds then allow me to suggest the Virginia Inn. Located on 1st Avenue and Virginia, odds are you’ve passed it a few times. The interior is consistent with a simple tavern-like atmosphere; long saloon style bar backed up by …

Volunteer Park Cafe

Ever since a friend at law school raved about the Volunteer Park Cafe, I’ve been hooked on their breakfast.  The decor is laid back: a long communal wooden table in the center and tables for two speckled around it.  During lunch and breakfast you order from the counter and pray that a table or a …

Woodsky’s [via Thrillist]

Like doing shots with your friends? How about doing those shots while the glasses are attached to a ski?  Woodsky’s (in the former Sinners and Saints space) in Fremont brings you “shot-skis” and gold-fish races and huge open-faced sandwiches.  For more info, check out the Thrillist article.