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Originally published Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:17 AM

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The Blu Grouse: Good grub in Georgetown

Situated in a converted bungalow in Georgetown, The Blu Grouse rewards adventurous eaters.


Seattle Times staff reporter

The Blu Grouse

Eclectic

412 S. Orcas St., Seattle206-397-4302www.theblugrouse.com

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, noon-2 a.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Etc: Cash only; full bar; patio is wheelchair accessible but inside dining/bar area may be difficult to navigate; parking on street

Prices: $

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Driving up to The Blu Grouse restaurant and bar on the edge of Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood — a converted bungalow tucked away on a lonely side street among aging office complexes, warehouses and railroad tracks — two questions come to mind: Did I write down the wrong address? And, why are a dozen Harleys parked out front?

First-timers understandably may have doubts about The Blu Grouse based on initial impressions. Even for hipster-centric Georgetown, with its Trailer Park Mall, purposely divey taverns and artist collectives, this place seems out there, and not just geographically.

Don’t drive away. You’ve come to the right place. And no, this not a biker bar, although on a recent visit, chatty members of a local biker club added just enough edge to the atmosphere to make you admire Georgetown’s proud eclecticism.

Like a cool friend’s house in the middle of nowhere, complete with a front porch, cozy back bar and killer outdoor patio with fire pit in the rear, The Blu Grouse requires a cheeky sense of adventure — and good directions — to make it worthwhile.

The menu: Healthy wraps ($8.50), tacos ($7.50), flatbread pizzas ($8) and salads ($4-$8) — inspired by a head-spinning range of cuisines from Thai to Mexican — make up the “feel like you’re at home” pub grub, to borrow the restaurant’s own description, on the menu.

What to write home about: The flatbread pizzas, which also come in wrap versions, are the star attractions. My Thai-style pizza with peanut sauce, chicken, shredded carrots, zucchini, mozzarella and fresh mint was a surprisingly successful fusion.

What to skip: The bland quinoa salad.

The setting: Your Georgetown hipster friend’s crash pad, with bar, patio and fire pit.

Summing up: Thai flatbread pizza, fish tacos, a half-size quinoa salad ($4) and crispy kale chips ($3) came to $22.50 plus tip.

Tyrone Beason: tbeason@seattletimes.com



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