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Seattle Suggestions Needed for AVCA Convention and NCAA Final Four

Phaedrus | | Oct 29, 2013 01:57 PM

The city of Seattle is going to get an invasion of volleyball coaches the week of December, and I will be one of them, it is the NCAA women's Volleyball Final Four and American Volleyball Coaches Association convention.

The convention itself will be at the Seattle convention center and the conference hotel is the Sheraton that I believe is attached. The matches on Thursday and Saturday will be played at the Key Arena.

So, some questions:
Any recommendations close to the convention center? Close to Key Arena? Looking for non-chain local businesses, restaurants and bars.

I am planning on trying to hit at least one of Tom Douglas' places, which one is the question.

I went to Ivar's about 20 years ago and liked it. Not the one by the waterfront, but the one that is north of the city. Is it still worthwhile?

I learned about Canlis from watching Top Chef, question is: is this a worthwhile trek? Worth schlepping a suit to Seattle?

I went to Elliott Bay Oyster House about ten years ago and got a real lesson in oysters there, is this good idea now?

Looking for a seafood rec for Chinatown, a Cantonese place that knows how to do seafood.

Also looking for a dim sum place rec.

Plus any can't miss places in Seattle.

Thanks in advance.

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