Not directions. Not direction in life (though God knows if you can help, I'll happily listen). Just a little pointing in the direction of some of the more out-of-the-way places that we visitors wouldn't ordinarily discover on our own.
We're arriving Friday evening late and will be around until Tuesday pm. We're staying near the University (Chambered Nautilus b&b) and will have a car (though everyone seems to suggest buses and cabs because parking is supposedly horrendous).
I'm not seeking a particular kind of restaurant ethnically--we enjoy almost everything. Instead, I'm looking for the kind of places that are often simply not known to visitors. The places you might take visiting family or good friends who have never visited Seattle before. This request would also include bigger restaurants. I'm relying on my trolling of this board to find the dinner spots that sound most interesting and/or intriguing, but am not quite certain how to fill in, especially for lunch.
Also: two specific queries based on reviews seen here.
1. Does anyone know where Boat Street Cafe finally landed, post-June 26?
2. Another posting recommended a "Sherpa restaurant" a block or two south of the U. bookstore. I assume that means Tibetan or Nepali. Either would be of great interest to us. (Meaning: if there is a GOOD Nepali or Tibetan place anywhere, PLEASE let me know.)
Any and all suggestions gratefully received and reciprocated should you find yourselves in Chicago.
PS Yes, I promise to post a report when the trip is over.