Last minute trip tonight and meeting tomorrow am leaves me with Wednesday lunch, afternoon, evening, and dinner opportunities in Seattle - I will be downtown in the the vicinity of Grand Hyatt on Pine St. without car, willingness to walk (even if it's cold or wet - Boston is home for me) or take public transit or even a taxi if merited.
I hope to have enough internet access to do more thorough searches of this board before arrival - meanwhile, may I have your favorite recommendations for the following:
1. Locally-roasted artisanal coffee (not expresso and related drinks - French press, drip, etc. with awesome single estate varieties, for example) - I want some to drink and some to take home (for reference, I love Caffe Artigiano in BC, Counter Culture in NC, Blue Bottle in SF, and Mocha Joes in VT).
2. Great lunch - no budget or ethnic preferences - just a chow destination open until at least 2p that is your favorite reflection of what Seattle food is all about today.
3. Dinner - similar to lunch but somewhere else or variety - loved Dahlia Lounge about 15 years ago (and sadly haven't been back to Seattle since) - should I go back there or try somewhere else? I'll be dining solo so good bar setups are my preference (with real mindblowing mixology in a casual atmosphere would be a real bonus! for reference, a la Death & Co/Pegu Club in NYC and Drink in Boston). Do you have any great izakaya options in Seattle? I loved it in Vancouver and it does not exist in Boston at this point.
4. Anything else I should check out while I have the afternoon to wander?
Thanks for your thoughts and recommendation