Quinn’s pub is probably the most handsome restaurant to open in Seattle this year: Restaurant Zoë owners Scott and Heather Staples revamped a run-down taqueria, using salvaged 4-by-4 timbers to create a look that’s half Swiss tavern and half loft. Befitting a gastropub, the wine list is brief, with a bottle list that ranges from the prosaic to the cult plus 14 beers on tap, including the Trappist ales Chimay and Koningshoeven Quadrupel. The hearty, rainy weather fare includes wild boar sloppy joes, delicate potato gnocchi that stand up to a rich oxtail ragu and, because Seattle vegetarians drink beer, too, curried Puy lentils with roasted cauliflower and spiced mango.
1001 East Pike, Seattle, Washington
This story appears in the print issue of December 2007.
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