I'm going to be visiting Seattle from NY with my husband and 12-year-old son in a couple of weeks. (We've never been there before.) I've been reading the board here, and have booked a dinner at Staple and Fancy, which sounds like a blast. But a question: Is it possible to customize the chef's dinner at all? We are all food lovers, but I don't eat mammals and my son doesn't like much fish (though I am ever hopeful he will start liking it, and maybe this will be the trip!). It would be fine to get a little of both of those--we just wouldn't eat them--but it would be bad if everything were porky or fishy or whatever. Has anybody had experience with this kind of thing?
Also: our reservation is for 6 p.m. I am guessing that since the restaurant is in Ballard, it's near the Ballard Locks. Is that a fun trip? Would it make sense to get to the Ballard Locks at around 4:30, look around, then go to the restaurant?