Lecosho This might be one of the best burgers in Seattle; it’s definitely the best late-night burger. You can only get this sandwich after 10 p.m. and it’s the perfect hangover pill. Ho Ho Seafood I go here for the 1/2 barbecue duck, fried rice and bok choy with mushrooms. This place is on my route home from the airport, so whenever I travel I stop by and order take-out. It’s a big but quaint restaurant located in the heart of the International District. The owner is an older Chinese woman who may be the most cheerful host in town. Mamnoon Restaurant Mamnoon is one of my favorite places to eat—and one of my favorite places to bring out-of-town guests. It’s a Lebanese restaurant that offers something different in Seattle’s farm-to-table landscape. They make good food with big flavors and a great balance of spices. Besides the food, what makes Mamnoon special are the owners, Wassef and Racha; they’re my favorite owners in this city. At a party one night while my wife was pregnant, we were trying to think of baby names and Wassef came up with my son’s name, Akil. For that reason, he will forever be near and dear to my heart. Delancey Brandon is one of the coolest guys in the city making some of the best pizza. When I was living in New York, I followed the story of how he and his wife, Molly, went about opening this neighborhood pizza place in Seattle. I finally got to meet them and they were both such cool people. Plus they make good pizza. Next door to Delancey is their bar, Essex, a great place to grab a cocktail before pizza. Canlis When I need to be spoiled or celebrate, this is the place to go. There’s really not much that needs to be said about the landmark of Seattle’s culinary scene. Steeped in history, Canlis exudes elegance and great service with food to match. This the place where happy times begin and end. Edouardo Jordan is owner and head chef at Salare Restaurant and was named one of Food and Wine‘s Best New Chefs of 2016. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others. Food Issue 17 Lunch with Peter Miller: White Bean Soup with Garlic and Sausage Lunch at the Shop: Seattle bookshop owner Peter Miller discusses the meaning of sitting down for lunch with your co-workers. Food Issue 17 The Blood Menu When we think of blood relatives, we consider comfort food, handed-down recipes and sharing meals with our families.