We've been to Seattle a couple times previously but most visits were nearly a decade ago. I've made an effort to update my antiquated list, including doing some homework here - this thread started by a fellow Floridian was particularly helpful ->
We will likely have about 4-5 days in Seattle in August, and what we like to find is places that are using local ingredients and flavors in new and creative ways. Having said that, really great examples of just about any style - new, old, local, exotic - are always welcome
On prior visits we've enjoyed Tom Douglas' places (Dahlia Lounge, Lola, Etta's), Chez Shea (now closed), Top Pot Doughnuts, and exploring Pike Place Market and the vendors in the market and on the street alongside the market. But there's clearly a lot new since my last visit.
My current list, in rough order of interest:
- Bar Sajor
- Sitka & Spruce (would likely do one or the other w Bar Sajor)
- The Walrus & the Carpenter
- Tsukushinbo (strong recommendation from a friend who visits often)
- How to Cook a Wolf
- Book Bindery
- Toulouse Petit
- Serious Biscuit
- Salumi (lunch)
Would welcome thoughts on additions to or subtractions from that list, and reordering of preferences.
- good breakfast / lunch options
- day-trip excursions with good food destinations (we will be heading to Willows Inn on Lummi Island after Seattle and suggestions for anything along the way are very welcome).