I'm visiting my hometown at the end of July with a friend from Napa. We are inundated with Bistro/Frenchie food here and need a fresh change Seattle style. When I lived there, my favorites were Brasa, Luau, Paseo (north of Fremont), Bick's, Latona pub, etc.
Looking for updates, new upscale places (not overly hyped), and the cool, fun pub atmosphere that I miss so much. I pretty much have my favorite sushi spot (Mashiko) all mapped out.