As A Chef I always check this Chowhound.com out to see of new and exciting places. I mistakenly E-Mailed the opening of my new place out (which I am forbidden to mention) to try and stir up a creative buzz in all of you foodies out there. I asked for a bizarre place and got a variety of ordinary (Luaua is Awesome) places in which most of us have all dined. Think of Cool Hand Lukes, Fountain Court in Bellevue and Honeybear. They seemingly disappeared due to lack of support. I think we can all agree that these places were really good. Why is is that each time I check this line nobody has anything more creative than Bucca De Beppo,Rovers or any of those other big money media darlings.I thank those that did pop out a couple of fine off the cuff places. Is there not any great little places around Bizarro,Serafina,Pave Bakery in Everett). I myself love Pho Hoa on Aurora. The decor and such is garbage yet the food rocks and the people are gems. I promise in the future to not mention my place anywhere in my messages because I respect Chowhound and their wishes and I love to talk food. Come on people lets get a little creative and dig deep for some great neighborhood places. You all have to remember that many of these hotspots are hot because they have a great PR person pulling the strings and many of these chefs are just guys who wanted to own a restaurant. Having lived around the world I can tell you that for such a big city Seatle is really dragging in the culinary world. It is getting better yet still not at the peak. Lets fight!