Quadruple Chocolate Cheesecake dark chocolate blended right into batter w/ chunks of milk, white & an extra-dark chocolate added to the center for an extra chocolaty surprise; finished w/ a thick chocolate crust
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); "boutique bakery, offering exquisite, sinfully dense, baked cheesecakes and cheesecake truffles, made with Guittard chocolate and a hint of passion" (from its website); located in Pikes Place
Oxtail Sandwich slow-boiled, pulled & simmered in homemade marinara sauce; served in French baguette w/ 2 different spreads (breadcrumb olive oil & parsley-caper) & sauteed onions & peppers; available only few times per year (see Twitter to see when available); sells out in "minutes" (long lines); recommended by celebrity chef Mario Batali; looks good
Clam Linguini fresh Manila clams from Puget sound tossed w/ housemade linguine in a white wine butter sauce w/ crispy house cured pancetta & roasted jalapeno; "in the top 5 I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; served only in season; looks good
Elk Bolognese wild Oregon elk w/ fennel, thyme, Mama lil's peppers & pork shoulder slowly simmered into a creamy ragu & tossed w/ handmade parpardelle ribbon pasta; looks good
opened in 1986; quirky & fun pasta house w/ ever changing inspired decor..."The ambiance was perfect with a lot of things suspended from the ceiling and other things that reminded me of the Twilight zone..." (from Yelp! reviewer); everything is 100% housemade; Other Recipes: Gnocchi Cavofiore'
neighborhood favorite w/ country home decor; originally a 1912-built farmhouse belonging to owner's grandparents that was moved to its current location and using recipes taken from the grandma's cookbook
Holy Moly Stromboli stromboli w/ seven different meats (chicken meatballs, Genoa salami, spicy sausage, bacon, oven-roasted chicken, pepperoni, Canadian bacon), cheese mix; served w/ side of marinara; looks good