LYNNWOOD INDIGO KITCHEN & ALEHOUSE Gastropub 2902 164th St. S.W. Ste. F, Lynnwood 425.741.8770, indigowa.com Although Indigo is located in a busy shopping center, its surroundings are nearly forgotten when you enter the warm ambience of this Lynnwood alehouse. The rich wood furnishings of Indigo’s interior entice patrons in for lunch, dinner and happy hour seven days a week. Between the happy hour prices and portions, Indigo is the place to be for hearty appetizers at a sound price. The happy hour menu features items like Gumbo, Meatloaf Sliders and Baby Back Ribs for $3–$6. With more than 20 beers on draft and a variety of comfort foods, including Cider-brined Pork Chops, Chorizo Clam Linguini and Flat Iron Steak, it’s no wonder this restaurant is busy from open to close. In a land of strip malls and chain restaurants, Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse is a breath of fresh air (and sweet potato fries!) for those seeking delicious food and refreshing beverages in a pleasant atmosphere.
with a large side of sweet, delicious fish sauce. Diners will find the restaurant’s dim lighting, well-spaced seating and pleasant décor a relaxing addition to a filling portion of traditional Vietnamese flavor.
MARYSVILLE TULALIP BAY Regional NW 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip 360.716.1500, tulalipresort.com If you are looking for fine dining in Marysville, look no further. This award-winning restaurant strives for perfection in every way. The menu has a Pacific Northwest flair, offering a variety of steak and seafood. The wait staff is impeccable, portions are generous, food well-prepared and the suggested wine pairing spot-on.
One visit to Taqueria La Raza, and you’ll be coming back for more. The menu is simple, and the food is overwhelmingly flavorful; the large portions will leave you plenty to save after the first few satisfying bites. An order of four tacos come artfully packed with tenderly seasoned strips of soft chicken, topped with fresh onions, peppers, cilantro and a generous sprinkle of cheese. The Chile Rellanos are slim and crisp, with a fine balance of cheese and gently fried flavor. A thick Habanero Mango Salsa is among a few of the not-so-secret secret sauces that will add a sweet, spicy kick to your already rich meal. The friendly staff prepares your food fast, and offers to remove any unwanted toppings or sides in anticipation of picky eaters. As you wait for some of the tastiest Mexican cuisine to grace the Northwest, you’ll receive a complimentary bowl of tortilla chips with fresh, tangy home-chopped salsa as a prologue to an excellent meal.
by Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan style cuisines. Clean lines and modern décor are juxtaposed with heaping piles of both familiar and unfamiliar Chinese classics. The menu is designed to give the customer plentiful options, with choices of combinations like crab cheese wontons, Mandarin sesame chicken and fried rice, or breaded almond chicken, broccoli beef and fried rice. Each comes with either egg flower or hot and sour soup to start.The dishes are as expected, fried, sweet, tangy and flecked with vegetables. With a vast menu containing lists of dishes in each protein category, there is something for everyone. For dinner, the restaurant accommodates larger parties with familystyle menus.
RUSTY PELICAN CAFÉ American
MILL CREEK CHINA CITY Chinese
6815 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood 425.775.7526
15704 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek 425.585.0525, rustypelicancafe.com
TAQUERIA LA RAZA Mexican
15310 Main St., Mill Creek 425.337.3600, chinacityrestaurant.com Owner Jack Ng began his restaurant career as a dishwasher and worked his way up to owning two restaurants on Whidbey Island and now one in Mill Creek. Each shares the same goal of serving comforting meals inspired
The Rusty Pelican Café is just what Mill Creek needs—a welcomed departure with their great menu options reminiscent of Maltby Café. This breakfast and lunch cafe may be located inside a strip mall off-shot from the bustle of Bothell-Everett Highway, but once inside locals can cozy up with a steaming cup of hot coffee and their acclaimed Corned Beef Hash. For those who love thick-cut bacon, powder-sugared crepes and fluffy omelets, be sure to come hungry. The Rusty Pelican has
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TASTE OF PHO Vietnamese 20101 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood 425.977.4311, tasteofpho.net Enthusiasts of Vietnamese cuisine will not be disappointed by the extensive menu of soups, noodles and rice dishes offered at Taste of Pho. Specializing in Vietnam’s signature beef broth dish of noodles and tender meat, Taste of Pho provides diners with delightfully satiating flavors, fast service and prices well beyond the dreams of frugal eaters. The classic Chicken Pho soup is kindly spiced with a mix of fish and beef sauce, hints of basil and lime, and a generous helping of freshly cooked rice noodles. The tofu spring rolls are a grandiose appetizer, stuffed with carrots, cilantro, bean sprouts and other fresh fillings, and served
425.337.3600 Mill Creek Town Center 11- Close Lunch & Dinner
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