Brian Clevenger is known for making Italian-inspired food in a style that the Best Chef refers to as "refined simplicity." He has rapidly expanded his presence in the Seattle dining scene, following the success of his first restaurant, Vendemmia. East Anchor Seafood, located next door to Vendemmia, sells local, sustainable seafood products and simple take-home meals like sandwiches, poke bowls, and salads. Raccolto serves food with the same style and quality as Vendemmia, at a slightly lower price point. His newest restaurants, Contadino and Pizza Contadino, also stay true to the ethos of refined simplicity with Italian style. Clevenger is revitalizing the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle and people flock to his restaurants.