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Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?


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Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

grayelf | | May 26, 2014 11:14 PM

I've been to Seattle before, but not for years and not to eat and drink (except for our Lao food drivebys on the way to Portland of late -- Savatdee love!). I've scratched the surface and wanted to get some feedback before I go too far down the road.

We'll be staying near the Seattle Public Library on Spring (kinda wishing I'd known about Ballard when I booked...) so pretty central I guess. And we will have a car, lots of US change for parking metres and a willingness to drive for good eats and beverages.

Arriving on a Friday at the end of June, in town till the following Wednesday.

I'm most keen to nab reservations for dinner, as I am fairly comfortable "winging it" for breakfast, lunch, snacks and happy hours -- I'll have a solid list to choose from for sure but don't feel a strong urge to book ahead for anything but dinner. Here's what I've got/am thinking so far for the evening meal:

Friday: reservations made at La Medusa (hello, caciocavalo)
Saturday/Sunday: hoping for Lark and Book Bindery, once we are at one month out from the dates I want and I can try for reservations
Monday: reservations made at Canlis
Tuesday: reservations made at Westward

Are these too similar/boring/just plain wrong? I scoured the board back a year before making any decisions, and I take your opinions seriously, wise Sea Hounds :-).

Key in keeping the SO/auxiliary tummy happy is fine coffee. I haven't really seen much on the board about it so please, bring me your recommendations.

Let's leave it at that for now (I'll be back like a bad penny to pick your brains about happy hour, lunches, cocktails and beer once I've done more pruning of my 17-page list). Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the current topics and any others you may wish to share with this wayward Canadian in the meantime. Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day!

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