I'm coming in from NY with the fiance on Wednesday 8/5, staying in the city until Friday morning and then heading to the Gorge for a couple concerts. We have never bee to the city before (would be nice if we had more time, oh well, hopefully another time) and we are both big "foodies" (getting sick of that word).
Being from NY, we do get our fare share of quality pretty much everything. We're not looking to do any fancy dinners but still want yummy yum food. Although I want to go to the market and maybe even try Matt's since I keep hearing about it, my goal usually when I travel is to eat where the locals eat. I'll bullet-point for your convenience.
Where can I find....
-Very good coffee
-Good breakfast (gimme your fav spots, and places that serve breakfast during the week)
-Really good happy-hour (not sports bar style). I'm thinking oysters, yummy fresh apps, creative drinks, not cheesy atmosphere yet somewhere chill enough we can wear whatever we want
-Maybe some good Vietnamese (I'm thinking Pho since I've never had it...though if its very hot out there this week which I hear it has been lately, we may not be trying to eat hot soup)
-Good cheap eats or a Seattle "must have" spot you love and think is quality
-Affordable (not thai, not italian, not pizza) dinner spot
Keep in mind we're willing to walk a bit to get off the main drag if it means getting to a better spot. We walk everywhere so we're used to it. Also by "affordable" I mean less than $20 for entrees. But if you think there's a certain place we cant miss and its more than that, please inform. Also I request no thai, italian, or pizza suggestions because we eat so much of it out here.
Also, if any of you know fun things going on this Wednesday or Thursday or have any suggestions in general of things you would show friends if they were in Seattle for only 1.5 days I would love suggestions. This includes great stores of any kind, thrift shops and so on.
Thanks guys, looking forward to hearing what your brains have to offer.