Hi there people of the chow. Ive been stalking some of you for a few weeks now in preparation for my upcoming trip. Id like to say that from all of the websites that I have come across this has been the most enlightening on the subject of what I want to know. And that is Good Eats. I feel like I wont be able to give the Emerald City its due with only being able to be up there for 3 nights. If anyone could lend me your expertise and most importantly your criticisms of my choices id be so very much in your debt.
A little about us... Middle aged couple who lives around the outskirts of Portland. What we really enjoy is simple food where the food stands up on its own. (Yes that old line) Would really appreciate not going to any pretentious restaurants, If I feel the need to have an uppity waiter have his nose in the air ill go to one of the many Portland area restaurants who strive for this . For food dislikes the only thing we both agree on not enjoying are Oysters. Also my wife is someone who even though sometimes will be adventurous with myself on trying new and different things is what I like to refer to as being very Vanilla in her foods.
22-23rd Staying in a cabin on Mt. Rainier.
Staying at the Hotel Monaco 24th- 27th
24th: Driving up to the outlet mall and any other mall we find so she can basically shop til she drops. :)
Lunch : Paseo
Drinks / Dessert: Tentative Spur. This is very open largely based on the extra drive time this day.
25th: Doing Pikes place.. Considering the Underground Tour / Or maybe a walking eating tour.
Coffee: Pikes maybe that Starbucks but as the list goes its on the bottom.
Lunch Pikes. Thinking maybe Steelhead or something as simple as the mini eateries.
Dinner: We want some very good sushi. Wasabi's menu looks nice, but is Shiros the place to go? Would love some leads on this dinner. Is there another sushi restaurant Ive missed in my searches?
Drinks / Dessert: Open
26th: Space Needle / Music Museum / Open for wondering around the areas of our meals.
Breakfast: Cafe Besula
Lunch: The Coterie Room
Drinks / Dessert: Open
Coffee: Somewhere very close to the Hotel
Checking out then heading to Salumi for food and the dreaded I5 South for hours.
As you can see we're really lacking in the after dinner / drinks department. Would love to be able to walk back to the hotel but a cab for sure isn't out of the question.
Thank you to anyone who can give me any hindsight into what id be missing with the choices Ive made thus far.
From a Rookie Chowhounder who will be around for along time. Thanks.