Ah, the incomparable experience of a first date. A time-honored ritual of small talk, awkward pauses, and contrived gestures on quest to find "the one" — or even a one-night stand. Depending on your worldview, first dates can be exhilarating or downright terrifying (or, more commonly, a healthy mix of both).
Seattle is an awesome place for many reasons. Besides its emergence as a mecca for innovation and technology, the city prides itself on an open-minded approach to cultural acceptance. Nowhere is that more evident than the impressive international food scene, where inclusive values extend from the real world to the food world.
In the days of legal alcohol and the internet’s ubiquity of information, few true illicit or unknown speakeasies remain, yet they still loom large in the nostalgic consciousness. Certainly, there are similarities of ambience and purpose among Prohibition-era places channeling The Roaring Twenties, promising such charms as stiff, classic cocktails, tasty tinctures, a sense of exclusivity and discovery, and vintage decor.
Dim sum is a longtime staple of traditional Chinese cuisine, known for its affordability and convenience. It tends to draw long lines of antsy customers — what did you expect? It's still a form of brunch, perhaps Seattle's most popular meal.