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BASTILLE— French. A neigh­bor­hood cafe that trans­ports you to the City of Light, this ca­sual French eatery has lo­cals swoon­ing. D only week­days. Week­end brunch. www.bastille­seat­ 5307 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.453.5014. $$ Map 2 C4 BILLY BEACH SUSHI— Sushi. A fa­vorite among lo­cals, this sushi joint serves up fresh dishes that are fo­cused on tra­di­tional meth­ods of pre­par­ing fish. D seven days a week, L Tue.-Sun. www.billy­beach­ 5463 Leary Ave. NW, 206.257.4616. $$ Map 2 C3 BRUNSWICK & HUNT— Amer­i­can. This spot serves lo­cal, sea­sonal rus­tic fare, in­clud­ing things like fresh seafood and house­made sausage. It’s named for the bar— made by Brunswick Balke Col­len­der & Co.—and enor­mous paint­ing hung op­po­site— ”The Hunt”—found in Win­lock, Wash. www.brunswickand­ 1480 N.W. 70th St., 206.946.1574. $$ Map 2 C3 DELANCEY— Ital­ian. This res­tau­rant has had lo­cals in a state of fer­vor over its un­be­liev­able New York-style wood-fired piz­zas. Closed Mon. and Tue.­lancey­seat­ 1415 N.W. 70th St., 206.838.1960. $$ Map 2 C4 FULL TILT ICE CREAM— Ice Cream. You’ll find some of the creami­est lo­cally made ice cream in town here. The se­lec­tion is al­ways chang­ing, but fla­vors in­clude things like salted caramel, blue moon and Thai iced tea. They also have ve­gan fla­vors avail­able. If they have it, try the espresso Oreo. When you’re fin­ished with your ice cream, hang out and play pin­ball: They have a va­ri­ety of vin­tage and mod­ern pin­ball ma­chines. www.fulltiltice­ Bal­lard, 5453 Leary Ave. NW, 206.297.3000. Map 2 C3; Univer­sity Dis­trict, 4759 Brook­lyn Ave. NE, 206.524.4406. Map 2 D6; Columbia City, 5041 Rainier Ave. S, 206.226.2740. Map 2 K7; White Cen­ter, 9629 16th Ave. SW, 206.767.4811. Map 3 I11 HOT CAKES MOLTEN CHOCO­LATE CAK­ERY— Des

sert. You’ll find yummy choco­late cake with a melty, gooey mid­dle at this adorable spot. Va­ri­eties in­clude a ve­gan ver­sion. They also serve milk­shakes and other small food and bak­ery items. www. gety­ourhot­ 5427 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.420.3431. $$ Map 2 C3 KICKIN’ BOOT WHISKEY KITCHEN— South­ern. South­ern fare like pulled pork sand­wiches, baby back ribs and Louisiana cat­fish fill the menu at this res­tau­rant, which also has an ex­ten­sive whiskey col­lec­tion. www.kick­in­ 5309 22nd Ave. NW, 206.783.2668. $$ Map 2 D3 SHIKU SUSHI— Ja­panese & Sushi. This sushi spot on Bal­lard Ave. has both tra­di­tional ni­giri and rolls and also cre­ative in­ter­pre­ta­tions like the 7UP roll with lemon and lime and the Bruce Lee roll with tuna, al­ba­core and jalapeno. They also have a de­li­cious Iza­kaya menu. 5310 Bal­lard Ave., 206.588.2151. $$ Map 2 C3 THE WAL­RUS AND THE CAR­PEN­TER— Seafood. This oys­ter bar blends the elegance of France with the ca­sual com­fort of a lo­cal fish­ing pub. Rus­tic and light-filled, there is a heated out­door space and the menu fea­tures lo­cally har­vested clams and mus­sels. www.the wal­rus­ 4743 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.395.9227. $$ Map 2 D3 VOLTERRA— Ital­ian. This Tuscan-in­spired fa­vorite serves dishes like wild boar ten­der­loin, wide noo­dles with lamb ragu and mus­sels and sausage. Check out their happy hour, noon- 6 pm Mon.Fri. and 3- 6 pm Sat.-Sun. L and D daily; week­end brunch. www.volter­rarestau­ 5411 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.789.5100. $$$ Map 2 C3

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