NY CH here; I've been ravenously reading all the threads here on this board. My husband and I have been meaning to make it to your fair city for quite some time and we are finally making the trip. We have four nights in Seattle before departing for Cannon Beach and Portland. Very excited!
A little about us: we are both in our late 20s. I love farm-to-table New American food, but we are open to any cuisine, and we'd like to mix it up a bit from dinner to dinner (no pizza please). We are looking for any eating experiences that are unique to Seattle, from cheap to splurge. Oh, also, we both love beer, my husband loves coffee, and I especially love cheese and ice cream (in case you couldn't tell). I have mapped out a tentative itinerary with the wealth of knowledge on this board, but there are still some holes. Am I on the right track? Any glaring omissions? Thank you in advance!!!
Day 1 (Friday)
Dinner- we arrive in time for late dinner (9 or later)-- we are staying at Fairmont Olympic-- so somewhere nearby-ish would be nice. Spur? Quinn's also sounds good.
Day 2 (Saturday)
Lunch- we'll be spending the day doing touristy things such as Space Needle, Pike Place market, Pioneer square, downtown, etc. so we will probably make a lunch of all the goodies at the market.
Dinner- Spinasse (we went to the Piedmont region of Italy last summer so we are psyched to try this place)
Drinks- Any good place for after dinner drinks near Spinasse? This'll be our fancier night out so no dives.
Day 3 (Sunday)
Breakfast- spend the morning in Ballard hitting up the farmers' market and checking out Besalu and Honore bakeries and shopping. Where can we get coffee in Ballard? Also, I am clueless when it comes to coffee. What is the best thing to order? Does each place have a specialty?
Lunch- we'll be headed to the Mariners game in the afternoon so I have Salumi bookmarked as near there to get lunch to eat in the stadium. Will it be swamped? Willing to wait if it's worth it, or will definitely consider other options.
Drinks- I have Pyramid, Triangle Pub, Hooverville bookmarked as near the stadium for drinks after the game.
Day 4 (Monday)
Lunch- not quite sure yet what area we'll be exploring yet
Dinner- would love to get Vietnamese food or another ethnic food that Seattle does better than NYC. I have Green Leaf bookmarked.
Drinks- we have to leave early the next morning but I can sleep off my hangover on the Amtrak, so can we do a little beer crawl near our hotel?
Not listed/filed yet...
Molly Moon's, Full Tilt, cute bakeries near the Fairmont for breakfast (Dahlia?), Theo Chocolate, Vivace, Victrola, Top Pot.
Best cheese plate:
I have agonized over not including Walrus and Carpenter or Sitka and Spruce on my itinerary. W&C can't fit in on our jaunt to Ballard, and with limited time in the city I don't know if we'll make it back to Ballard on Monday for dinner. And the menu at S&S doesn't seem to jump out at me. But I can be convinced. They both seem very unique to Seattle.