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6 Must-Book Rezzies During Dine Around Seattle

By Leslie Kelly  |  March 4, 2015
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Who doesn't love a great meal deal? The Dine Around Seattle event runs Sundays through Thursdays until the end of the month and features $33 dinners at a mix of brand new hot spots and longtime faves. Here are a few spots where you're definitely going to want to book a table.

Chavez has been getting rave reviews since its debut, with diners fired up about the brilliant dishes coming out of teeny kitchen of chef Gabriel Chavez. Highlights from the three-course Dine Around dinner menu include a corn soup with cuitlacoche (a fungus that has a funky flavor often compared to truffles), the rightly famous tacos and guava flan. 

Tray Kitchen will offer two small plates from its ever-changing lineup of appetizers delivered in the dining room on the special rolling cart, pictured in the main image, in addition to various entree options and a dessert course, making it an extra good value.

The top-rated Zagat restaurant in Seattle is offering an assortment of sushi as one option during this event. Nishino in Madison Park will also showcase its outstanding grilled mains including a miso-marinated black cod and a New York steak basted with a balsamic teriyaki sauce.

Cafe Lago in Montake is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the mouth-watering menu featured during Dine Around reads like some greatest hits, especially the vongole featuring clams from Taylor Shellfish.

Bar Dojo should be at the top of every Seattle food lover's list of reasons to drive to Edmonds. Chef Shubert Ho -- whose seared scallops are pictured above -- is a genius at putting a playful spin on dishes, like featuring crispy shellfish on his version of shrimp and grits, which is a main course choice on the Dine Around menu. 

Blu Sardinia recently launched in Redmond, and the special Dine Around menu puts its signature pizza in the spotlight. As one of the main course options, diners can choose a pie from the list that includes classics like the Magherita and some more obscure combos such as the Mortadella, artichoke, olives, mushrooms with an egg for extra richness.