I will be visiting Seattle from October 9-14 which gives a few days for an East Coast foodie to explore the Seattle food scene. I am visiting a friend who recently moved there from St. Louis and knows very little about his new home, so this will be a food orientation for both of us. Please help! Other than oysters, I know very little on the foods that Seattle is known for, as this is my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Any guidance you can provide for what is regionally famous and where to eat it would be appreciated.
Some background information -
My friend lives in downtown Seattle and has a car so far distances is not an issue. I love love love fresh seafood. Coming from D.C., I would love to compare the seafood available on both coasts (especially crabs!). After reading a few posts, it seems that the cocktail scene is popular, so we are also looking for some pre-meal venues. Also, I am hoping to go to Bainbridge Island and vineyards (obviously on separate days). Please let me know of any great places to go to on Bainbridge and any vineyards you especially admire.