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March 27, 2008 12:23 PM

Enduring Quality, Seven Years Later

Posted by Nancy Leson

That Seasoned Seattle promotion got me thinking about old restaurants. That's "old" as in restaurants that have been around 10 years or longer. We have an astonishing number of restaurants that have lived to a ripe old age, and to prove my point, you might want to look at this. It's my centerpiece story that ran as part of our Pacific Northwest magazine's annual dining guide in 2001. The headline read "Enduring Quality," and having just perused my list (which did not include 100-year-old Maneki, forgive me Jeanne!) that headline stands true today.

Seven years later, 48 of the 50 restaurants profiled are still standing. (I recently got word that one of them, a real classic, may close or be sold soon, but I'll get back to you on that one when have solid info.) My favorite thing about that piece, though, was the sidebars, in which I interviewed prominent restaurant-folk. I asked each of them to tell me which dead restaurant they wish was still around today. Shiro Kashiba said he missed the Jackson Cafe. For Tom Douglas it was Labuznik. Paul MacKay (natch) voted for the original El Gaucho.

Me? I miss Pirosmani -- Laura Dewell's incredible Georgian restaurant atop Queen Anne Hill.
So, how about you: Which (local) dead restaurant do you miss the most?

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