Super Six is inspired by its location in a former auto body shop on Hudson Street in Columbia City. It’s the sixth concept by the Marination team, which includes Marination’s food truck Big Blue, Marination Station, Marination ma kai (on Alki Beach—my favorite Marination concept), Marination catering, and their home base commissary. Along with a full cocktail bar and beer garden, the menu at Super Six focuses on Asian flavors complementing American comfort food and Pacific Northwest staples.

Bramling Cross is the newest edition to Ethan Stowell’s restaurant empire, clocking in at number twelve.

This American gastropub opened in October and is located in the heart of Ballard. Bramling Cross offers over 50 bottled beers and ciders and 8 draught selections that are always local, some from down the street. We came for brunch on a chilly Saturday morning, about 15 minutes after they opened. No reservations were needed at 10:15 am, but by 11:30 am, it had started to fill up.

One of the Eastside’s best brunches.

Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond features a modern mix of Pacific Northwest cuisine and comfort food inspired by Lisa Dupar’s Southern upbringing and classical French training. The brunch menu features brunch classics, including eggs benedict, a breakfast plate, sandwiches and doughnuts. It also includes oatcakes, firebreads, and southern staples like chicken & waffles and biscuits and gravy. Their brunch is very popular, so wake up early and get there early (before 11:00 am), or expect a wait.