Over Memorial Day weekend we headed up to Bainbridge Island in Washington to visit my pops. Mike and I snuck away for a day and rode the ferry to Seattle. We ate at some delicious places, drank some damn fine beer and wanted to share some hot spots with you in case you ever find yourself in the Emerald City.
Where to EAT:
Just a disclaimer- we did not get to eat at all of these places on this trip but rather this is a combination of the places we munched and those that are at the top of our list for when we return!
Picnic This place has got good sandwiches, salads, and a good wine selection. Not much as far as ambiance but the food is tasty.
Ballard Pizza Company NY style pizza by the slice or pie. This place fills up quick.
The Walrus and the Carpenter Even before they opened they had a line. Everyone goes crazy for this restaurant!
Poppy Thali-style plating with lots of small portions. Local Northwest ingredients meet Eastern spices and preparations.
Mamnoon Middle Eastern food that is great for lunch, dinner or that time in-between lunch and dinner.
Bar Sajor Same family as Sitka and Spruce. Northwest-style dishes with lots of seafood.
Delancey Wood-fired pizza with an amazing wine list.
Il Corvo Handmade pasta downtown that serves lunch only during the weekdays.
Anchovies & Olives Seafood-focused with a tasty looking menu.
Little Uncle A legit Thai food spot in Capitol Hill.
Salumi Weekday lunch spot downtown that is run by Mario Batali's dad. Focus is cured meats, sandwiches and salads.
Sitka and Spruce Same restaurant group that runs Bar Sajor, this place has a similar vibe but a little more fancy.
Revel Really fun menu that experiments with a combination of regions and styles.
The Whale Wins Great spot for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Lots of local menu items and seafood.
Where to DRINK:
Bar Ferd'nand Great cocktails and small plates.
LloydMartin Great cocktail list and wine menu.
Brouwer's Cafe One word: beer. This place has an incredible beer selection.
Stumptown Coffee Okay, I know this is a Portland joint, but they opened up shop in Seattle and their coffee is real good.
Milstead & Co. The most legit coffee spot in Seattle, slinging beans from Stumptown, Intelligentsia and Coava.
Bottleworks Part beer store, part tap room. Amazing selection of bottled beers with growlers to go!
Chuck's Hop Shop Another tap room with beer to go in two locations. "The Land of a Thousand Beers!"
Neighborhoods + PLACES:
Cool neighbors to walk around and check out would be Fremont, Queen Anne and Capitol Hill. Here are some destinations:
The Pantry at Delancey Cooking classes and fun pop-up dinners.
Marigold & Mint Cute little flower shop.
Rain Shadow Meats Great local butcher.
Calf & Kid Delicious cheese!
If you find yourself with some extra time, there are so many amazing hikes and campground around the Olympic Peninsula. Also! Unless you are there in the dead of summer, pack your rain gear!