Brownie points if you know what my title is in reference too 🙂
I have to say I liked Seattle a lot more than I thought I would. It’s definitely bigger than Portland, but the people are equally as nice if not more quirky, and the food is just as delicious.
Our first morning we were taken to “One of the Ten best Restaurants in the Nation”, Toulouse Petit. We won’t argue with that.
The place was packed, and for good reason. We only had to wait about 15 minutes before we were escorted to our booth under a glass blown lamp that I was in love with.
I had the “Big Easy” Andouille Scramble served with breakfast potatoes.
To die for. Best breakfast EVER.
The Chef had the Pork Cheeks Confit Reuben with Grueyere…gourmet no?
Topped off with a Katie-Mae; fris vodka, st. germain, grapefruit juice and prosecco. I’m usually not a fan of grapefruit, but this lended the drink just the right apart of bitter tartness.
I’ve never been to New Orleans, but if this is anything like creole food you can book me on the next flight out.
Next stop, Seattle Public Market. A definite tourist must-see as we saw by the crowds of people gathering to take photos of the guys throwing the fish. Um, ya, and guess who got to catch a fish? Ya, this girl, who isn’t afraid of getting excited over touristy things 🙂
Talk about sensory overload. I wanted to smell, touch and taste everything!
I did stop and get a freshly made organic fruit smoothie made with homemade apple cider. This s*&t was good.
How awesome and gross is this??? The infamous Gum Wall located in an alley off of the market.
Later that night we explored a few different bars in Capitol Hill. One being Unicorn.
Unicorn has a grown up circus theme with eclectic drinks and (get this) a menu filled with fun takes on your average corn dog. Of course we had to try a few 🙂
It was way too dark to take photos, unfortunately. We ended up with the Unicorn-Dog doused with siracha cream cheese and melted onions and the Magi-corn topped with BBQ sauce, magic slaw and onion rings. Junk food at it’s best. For a cocktail I tried the Unicorn in “Pear”adise, which tasted a lot like my brunch cocktail; Absolut Pear, triple sec, grapefruit juice, 7-Up and club soda.
Next on the to-go-to list was Bimbos Cantina. This place was all about atmosphere. We enjoyed margaritas surrounded by a festive amount of halloween decorations, including skeletons attached to the fans. Again, too dark for pictures, but they kind of came out?
I must say one thing about the west coast…they freakin’ love Halloween! There were Halloween decorations up at every. single. place. we went to. Love it! I guess I’ve been in FL for too long…
The next day we explored the Fremont area, which I just fell in love with. Very neighborhood like and filled with the cutest antique shops.
After some tea/coffee and a yummy vegan berry frosted scone at Flying Apron we headed to a Sunday market that was nearby. So many jewelry, clothes, wood work, crafts and food stands.
Of course we stopped for a treat.
There was also a covered area that had vendors selling all sorts of odds and ends.
We also visited Gas Works Park.
I swear I’ve never seen greener grass than on the west coast!
It’s back to Portland now!