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The Taiwanese Pork Burger from Facing East in Bellevue

In the Nov/Dec issue of 425, we asked several local chefs and foodies about their favorite eats on the Eastside. Their answers highlighted some well-known spots, but also exposed some hidden gems. The result showcased the Eastside as an area full of delicious dining options.

We want to know: What’s YOUR favorite dish on the Eastside? Tell us in the comments below and you could win a taste from one of many Eastside establishments (a few of which were mentioned in the article), including:

Koral Bar & Kitchen
This New American kitchen, the sister restaurant to Pearl Bar and Dining down the street, highlights upscale appetizers, small plates and a full menu featuring unique items with a plentiful selection of comfortably prepared foods. ($100)

Pomegranate Bistro/POMBAR
Lisa Dupar’s Pomegranate Bistro recently expanded to include the new POMBAR, now open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch until 10pm and open on Sundays for brunch. The bar serves up seasonal craft cocktails, local microbrews and an award-winning wine list. ($50)

Barking Frog 
This Woodinville mainstay, guided by executive chef Bobby Moore, offers exquisite American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences. Rustic charm and an extensive wine list round out this dining experience. ($50)

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar/Lot No. 3 
Pick your poison: seasonal Northwest cuisine and wine at one of many Purple Cafe and Wine Bars or delicious, elevated pub food at Lot No. 3. ($50)

Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
Enjoy an incredible array of freshly prepared seafood, great steaks, poultry, pastas and raw bar items from Eastside chef and restaurateur John Howie. ($50)

John Howie Steak
This modern spot at The Shops at the Bravern offers USDA Prime custom-aged steaks, excellent side dishes, an award-winning wine list and much more. ($50)

Monsoon East
Modern Vietnamese cuisine and craft cocktails are abound at Sophie and Eric Banh’s second restaurant, located on Main Street in Old Bellevue. ($25)

Black Bottle Postern
The casual tavern is committed to great eating and drinking at fair prices. Enjoy rustic pub food and shared plates from chef Brian Durbin. ($25)

Facing East
The popular Taiwanese restaurant and its Taiwanese Pork Burger were mentioned in the “Best Eats” article. Tip:  get there early to taste the authentic fare — the line for a table gets quite long during  dinner rush. ($25)

No purchase necessary to participate. Entries limited to one per person and one per email address. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Promotion ends Tuesday, Dec. 20. Winners will be drawn randomly by 425 magazine staff and announced via 425magazine.com, Facebook and Twitter, or some combination thereof.

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