i'm hoping the seattle chowhound community can help me with a project.
i'm compiling a list of restaurants in seattle that promote sustainability, ie, emphasize local ingredients and healthy relationships with local producers. i know most of the top-end restaurants pride themselves on sustainable sourcing, so i'm looking for places on the lower end of the scale. you know, those i'm-too-tired-to-cook-tonight, middle-of-the-week restaurants that complement (supplant?) everyday cooking.
it's all too easy these days for restaurants to don the "organic" label, so i'm not interested in supporting establishments that exploit that much-abused term. as many writers have pointed out, "organic" is now a co-opted concept which has lost most of its original meaning and spirit. steven shapin's recent new yorker article, "paradise lost," is a great overview of the literature: http://www.newyorker.com/critics/atla...
i'd like my list to be comprised of restaurants that care about their sources. so if you have any suggestions, please pass them on.