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Rambling Trip Planning Questions: Lark, Book Bindery, or Sitka & Spruce?—Football Watching Spot with Good Food?—Thoughts on a wine/beer tasting excursion?

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Rambling Trip Planning Questions: Lark, Book Bindery, or Sitka & Spruce?—Football Watching Spot with Good Food?—Thoughts on a wine/beer tasting excursion?

bte576 | Sep 15, 2011 05:28 PM

We are planning an anniversary trip in October and will be staying near the Seattle Center without a car. Looking for thoughts on some things.

1. Lark - Book Bindery - Sitka & Spruce
I’ve narrowed it down to these three for a Thursday night dinner and I think I get the food, but curious how the atmospheres and general “experiences” compare (formality, relaxing or energetic, drink options (only mentions of wine on their sites, etc.)? Is one more reliably/consistently good in your opinion? (Also, knowing that Sitka & Spruce is open for lunch/brunch, we could visit them for a mid-day meal and choose one of the other two for dinner if the consensus is I need to go there and one of the other choices too…)
We plan on doing Staple & Fancy the next night just as a note.

2. College Football watching spot?
I saw an old (discouraging) post regarding this, but I thought I would see if anything has changed. Are there any places with both good bar food and a great craft beer selection with TVs to watch a football game?
We will be planning to watch a game during the dinner hours on Saturday night and would like to have some solid food during the game if possible. If we can only find a place with good beer, the alternative thought is to graze at Pike Place market in the a.m. and visit Serious Pie or Pike Street Fish Fry in the afternoon before heading to bar…but maybe you guys can help me out here.

3. Looking for an opinion on wine & beer tasting?
We’d like to visit a brewery and also do some wine tasting. We could take a cab (yes I know it won’t be cheap) or bus to Woodinville one day and visit Redhook Brewery and some surrounding wineries and do lunch…or does that just seem like way too much work for what it's worth? I see there are some breweries in the city and tasting rooms that would be easier to get to…and would give us a chance to do another lunch in the city. Or is taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island for lunch and wine tasting room visit worthwhile?

Thanks in advance...

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Pike Street Fish Fry
925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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

Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Book Bindery
198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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