La Medusa is a relatively new arrival in Columbia City (at least I can't remember it being there last year during Farmers Market time). [UPDATE: I was corrected by a fellow JB'er -- La Medusa has been here for 7 years - my bad - that's longer than I've been in Seattle, so shame on me for not finding this place sooner....]
The menu looks terrific, and it was packed last night. It's attractive, the prices seem fair, and although it's probably further hastening the upscale shift of this whole block of Rainier Ave S started by Tutta Bella and the Ale House a while ago, what's wrong with a tasty new restaurant?
The coolest thing happens on Wednesday nights in the summer, the same evening that the Farmers Market does its thing 1/2 block away: La Medusa chefs go over to the Market, pick out a bunch of tasty ingredients from that day's offerings from all the organic and local growers, and combines them to form a unique 3-course "Farmers Market Menu" only available that night.
So cool - what better way to spend a lovely summer Wednesday evening is there than that?