Cafés and Diners
The food won’t knock your socks off at Whym Diner (101 Denny Way, 206/269-9496, 24 hours daily, $10), but after a night of partying in Belltown, this is a clean, well-lighted place perfect for satisfying that middle-of-the-night urge to binge.
You won’t find a traditional grinder on a hoagie here, so I can’t say it’s completely authentic, but Mike’s East Coast Sandwiches (113 Cedar St., 206/818-1744, www.mikeseastcoast.com, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., $6) does serve a darned good reuben on rye, plus unique creations. Try the meat and potato sandwich, which puts potato salad right in there with the meat and other sandwich fillings. Nutella fanatics will also dig the Nutella fluffernutter, served with the cocoa and hazelnut spread, marshmallow fluff, and peanut butter.
Artists, wanna-be artists, folks on the fringe, and even the button-down set jam the counter at Two Bells Tavern (2313 4th Ave., 206/441-3050, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily, $10) They all come here for some of the best and biggest burgers in Seattle, served on sourdough rolls and topped with fried onions. The menu expands to include tasty soups, salads, and other well-prepared pub grub.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition