The tea leaves seem to be telling us that we can expect more new restaurants and bars to open in Western Washington this spring, especially when the sun peeks out again. Already, we’ve had more than 50 new bar and restaurant openings this year, with another surge of ribbon cuttings to come. Where to even begin? Our roving restaurant critic Tan Vinh has already checked out many of the new bistros and bars that have recently opened. Check out his five favorite dishes he ate in recent weeks.
Lardo-wrapped pear ($12) at Bar Miriam
307 W. McGraw St. (Queen