Restaurants & Bars 4

Not a question, but a posting of great Seattle food

lacerise | Apr 1, 200801:52 PM

I just returned from a 4 day vacation in Seattle and would like to recount our food adventures. We started out w/lunch at Serious Pie. Great ambience and service, family style seating; the pizzas were fabulous. It cost us $35 for two for lunch (w/out drinks), but it was worth it. That night we went to Lola's. It too is expensive, but the food is excellent. We had Jackie's Greek Salad (ridiculously priced at $11 for cucumbers, tomatoes and feta and I don't care if it is barrel-aged cheese!) which was very tasty, and a luscious goat tagine. I felt compelled to try this dish b/c how often do you find goat on a menu?. I was so glad I did. My daughter ordered the lamb burger which was good; the chickpea fries were very good. The next morning we got egg sandwiches from the Dahlia Bakery, one veggie and one bacon, and they were perfectly cooked and delicious, if a tad expensive. For lunch, we went to Wild Ginger where we thoroughly enjoyed the Seven Elements Soup and also had Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck w/little buns and plum sauce to make your own mini-sandwiches. It was a good dish, not great. We did, however, love the Cracked Coconut Martini. We decided to dine after 10 pm that night so that we could order breakfast at the Palace Restaurant. We had a pork hash w/perfectly cooked sunnyside up eggs and grilled toast w/a warm rhubarb compote. It hit the spot! The next day, I tried the hot cereal from the Dahlia Bakery and it was warm and healthy and tasty..but not something I'd run back for. The warm fruit compote was a little too sweet and cinnamony for my taste. We had lunch outside at Ivar's House of Clams take-out which was fun and we enjoyed photographing the gulls. The clams and the cod and fries were all fine and tasty for the price (inexpensive). That night we were too tired to leave the hotel, so we ordered take-out from Longhorn BBQ in Pioneer Square, thinking it would be a touristy rip-off and pretty lousy food. They promptly delivered an enormous portion (for 2, but it could've fed 6) of ribs, chicken, rib tips, cole slaw, corn bread, potato salad, bbq beans and dips to our room for $25. The food was good, well seasoned and fed us again the next day as we waited at the gate for our plane. On our last morning, we had breakfast at Lola's and my scrambled eggs w/sage sausage and smashed potatoes were really fine. And we discovered Top Pot Donuts at the last minute (thank god), a block from our hotel. We sat inside, watching the snow fall, eating the best donuts we have ever tasted. Seattle has great eats and the friendliest people I've encountered anywhere in the world. What a wonderful city; I can't wait to go back.

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