Dial the babysitter! It’s another edition of Date Night. Take an evening to survey all that West Seattle’s White Center has to offer including all the awesome dining, entertainment, and shopping in this eclectic enclave. After you’ve had a night or two to explore, bring out the little ones for a day trip and let them do the leading. But first, Seattle Magazine offers their picks for the top establishments to check out.

Once a mishmash of constantly revolving storefronts, White Center, in West Seattle now teems with an eclectic mix of cultures and family-owned businesses.

EAT + DRINK
For a pint and a small plate, head to newcomer Company Bar (9608 16th Ave. SW; 206.257.1162) for nibbles crafted by co-owner Jesse Lovell, including salt cod fritters ($6) and chickpea fries ($5).

Or, try Stefanie and Mike Albaeck’s Proletariat Pizza (9622 16th Ave. SW; 206.432.9765; proletariatpizza.com) for their organic, 18-inch thin-crust creations.

Unleash your inner caveman with finger-lickin’ good ribs, brisket and links at Uncle Mike’s Superlicious Barbecue (9640 16th Ave. SW; 206.588.2713; unclemikesbbq.com).

Visit Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Ave. SW; 206.767.4811; fulltilticecream.com) and choose from creative flavors like the new “antique rose,” crafted with rose petals from nearby Village Green Nursery.

3.14 Bakery (9602 16th Ave. SW; 206.420.4784; 314bakery.blogspot.com) offers home-style baked goods with a twist (cake balls, anyone?).

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