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Torontonian coming for a short visit - approve?

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Torontonian coming for a short visit - approve?

ekim256 | | May 16, 2011 09:58 PM

Hello Seattle!
I'll be in the city for a last minute and very short visit. I'm ditching the May-24 weekend celebrations in my country (Canada) to check out your city!
I'm arriving on Thursday night and leaving Monday afternoon.
So. I'm interested in having really great local food in places with good vibes (well, who isn't?). For instance, in San Diego my favourite eat was fish tacos from a Mexican food truck - so much better than the pricey one that I tried elsewhere! Toronto doesn't do Mexican or street food right :)

On Friday, I'll be downtown, working on Stewart & 9th Avenue. Any recs for good coffee shops (because, afterall, I'm in Seattle) in the area, or lunch spots?

Otherwise, I'll be based out of 4th and 112th - no car!

This is going to sound odd, but a friend swore that he had the bet fried chicken in Seattle. No idea where he had it though - anybody want to shed some light?

Is there anything other than coffee, seafood, and rain that Seattle is known for?

Seafood:
- Flying Fish
- Sitka & Spruce for localvore
- Market Grill for fish sammies
- Maximilliens for mussels

Interesting & Delicious:
- Long Provincial
- Quinn's (but the frog legs aren't on the menu now! aw...)
- Revel or Joule for inventive Korean

Simple yet darn good:
- Nettletown
- Serious Pie

Things that Toronto isn't so hot at:
Laos food at Savatdee Thai

Breakfast:
"Tom's Big Breakfast" @LOLA
Spicy@Sazerac
Fun Brunch at the Kingfish Cafe

Annnnd it seems like going to the market would be a fun time. I'm a wanderer - not much of a sightseer - so neighbourhoods with attitude would be a plus :)

Thanks!!

Erin

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Sitka & Spruce
2238 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Flying Fish
2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Market Grill
1509 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

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