Seattle is a city that is still growing, still evolving. Despite its historic areas (Pioneer Square) and much-photographed locales (Pike Place Market),it feels more akin to a young city like Austin than an older one like San Francisco. And Seattle’s dining scene brims with the same sense of potential and promise.

The pioneers of the city’s culinary world, like chef Tom Douglas, proprietor of more than a dozen restaurants, and second wave of award-winning and empire-building chefs, like Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson, laid the groundwork and gave Seattle gravitational pull. But the city is bursting with young chefs and exciting concepts in neighborhoods all over town.

Matthew Odam visited the Emerald City as part of his Feed to Go series; go to mystatesman.com to find out about the delicious dishes and hidden gems he discovered.