I have a 9 hour "layover" at SeaTac in a few weeks. Basically, my hiking trip drops everyone at the airport at 12:00, but my flight out isn't until 11 pm. I'd like to fill this time with interesting things to do, and equally importantly, memorable food.
1. I have a car for this time. Anything interesting within a 2 hour radius of SeaTac is fair game: I was thinking of visiting Leavenworth to try some of the Bavarian eats, or Bellingham, if only to check out the funky shops on Railroad Ave.
2. I've been in Seattle/Redmond for 10 weeks, so I've visited a lot of the Seattle 'attractions.' I've been to Pike Place a few times; last time I was there, I had Marionberry frozen yogurt (delicious) and Dungeoness Crab roll at Pike Place Chowder (disappointing). I /would/ like to try some really good seafood.
3. I am traveling solo and will have been hiking for the past three weeks. I'll have showered and put on my usual business casual uniform, but I'm guessing that 'breathtaking scenery' isn't my top priority at that point.
Summary: interesting/memorable places to eat within 2 hours of SeaTac?
Thanks in advance!
Edit: (has anyone noticed that 'edit' means 'he/she/it eats' in Latin?) I realized that it's helpful to give food preferences. I love vegetables and seafood, and pretty much every cuisine besides that of American Steakhouse, which I haven't learned to really appreciate.
Pike Place Chowder
600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101