Seattle's a great city with an incredible food scene, but, we all have our favorite restaurants that, every time we go in, we fear for their future.
So, I figured, lets have a little thread where we all plead our case for those restaurants we love, in hopes of dragging in a new crowd to reinvigorate their sales. I'm sure there's someone here who wished that they had posted one more time trying to get people to go to Moxie, or Alejibre or ... well, the list could go on and on and on...
So, your favorite restaurant you're afraid won't survive the current economy. Sell it to us.
I'll start the thread off with...
Pasta Freska, which has always been one of my favorite spots in town.
Pasta Freska isn't necessarily about the food. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm always happy with the quality of the food at Pasta Freska. Is it all organic, local food? No.
Is it tasty and well prepared? Definitely.
Creative? Not exactly.
It is just plain, good food.
The joy in the restaurant is the experience. If you happen to be there on a night that Chef Mike is working, you're in for a treat (not that the 'new' guy is any less bubbly). Mike loves what he does, and it shows.
Dinner is known for having no menu. You walk in and, depending upon how busy it is, talk with either Chef Mike or your waitperson and talk about what you like. Fish, no fish, spicy, no spicy, allergies, no fish or NO FISH...
And then the courses start. Appetizer, salad, pasta, beef, fish/seafood, chicken. Often you'll get a dish where the girls in the party get one dish while the men get a different one.
Add in some wine, dessert (which isn't necessarily anything to write home about, nothing home cooked, but tasty none-the-less), and you're generally looking at a $110-$125 total dinner for two.
And tonight, when we were there, there was one other couple in the restaurant.
We've introduced at least 12 people to Pasta Freska and no one has ever been disappointed. We want to be able to keep bringing people there, so, try it and I hope you like it and help keep them afloat.