I have a omnivore buddy going to Seattle (staying downtown), and am trying to give him some recs. I haven't been in a while, so my memories (serviceable but can't-miss chowder, Ivar's); fries, Dick's); (burgers, Kid Vallee) may be utterly obsolete. What I really want to tell him is -- now don't giggle -- where to get good salmon. Yours is, in my view (I'm from NYC) so superior to east coast salmon that getting salmon once or twice is paramount. He does enough fussy dining here in NYC that he'd less be looking for cutting edge cuisine than places with impecable but straightforward preparation of good salmon (wild if possible, but I understand that's not as easy as it once was). I also have dreamy memories of kumimato oysters, so if there's anyplace notable for oysters, a heads-up on that would be appreciated too. Thanks, Hounders, and come to NYC and eat with us!