I'll be visiting Seattle next week for 5 days, two of them roaming around on my own, and I want to take full advantage of the food there. Coming from NYC I'm already exposed to plenty of great food so I want to eat what is truly Seattle, the PNW and not something I could get a short subway ride away from my home. I've been searching the boards, the blogs, the papers and pulled together this list, but would love some feedback from the hounders:
the "cheaper stuff":
Salumi - would like to take back some of the cured creations
Pike Place Fish Fry - heard it's the best in the area, and it's affordable, you agree?
Elliot's Oyster House - oyster happy hour of course
Zig Zag Cafe - heard great things about the cocktails from folks in the industry, and the happy hr
Thai Tom - always in the mood for some solid Thai
Green Leaf Vietnamese - have heard raves about the noodle dishes
Trucks: Maximus Minimus, Skillet Street Foods, Marination Truck,
For my "nice" meal:
Quinn's Pub - this is a definite, but would consider another as well
Anchovies and Olives
How to Cook a Wolf
What am I missing? What should I take off/add to the list? Any other happy hour, lunch time, weekend specials I should know about?
Quick note, I'll be staying in the University District, without a car, but will be hitching a ride downtown Thursday and Friday during the day. Budget, well I'd like to keep most meals in check, with 1-2 being the exception, likely for dinner.