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San Francisco Hound Coming to Seattle: Please Critique My List for the Emerald City!!!

pats38sox | Apr 16, 2012 07:58 PM

Greetings Seattle Hounds,
I am so excited to be visiting your beautiful city in 2 weeks for a total of 3 days/ 3 nights. I haven't been to Seattle in 4 years since my brother's graduation from UW when our family dined at Ray's Boathouse, Dahlia Lounge, Cafe Juanita, Salumi, Tilth, Red Mill Burgers, Shiro's, and the late Restaurant Zoe...
Since then I've found a love for espresso and drip coffee thanks to the Blue Bottles and Four Barrels here in San Francisco...so that is a huge mission for sampling this trip to Seattle too. Also this time we're staying in Ballard.
My idea for the 3 days is sort of a lunch, dinner, and special pastry or ice cream snacks here and there, and pretend as if we'll do one cocktail or bar and one brewery tasting each day...we'll keep the trip flexible. We are seeing a daytime Mariners game too, so let me know of any dining at Safeco Field advice! I enjoyed the IchiRoll last time...
Thanks to your all of your wonderful recommendations on other threads with helpful suggestions, these are the ideas I've come up with:

Dinners (3): Walrus and Carpenter, Poppy, Staple & Fancy

Contenders: Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, Delancey, Bisato, Spinasse, Madison Park Conservatory, Joule, Quinn's, Spur, Serious Pie

Lunch (3): Safeco Field, Revel, Sitka & Spruce on a weekday

Snacks/Breakfast if we feel like it: Molly Moon's, Cafe Besalu, Honoré, Le Rêve

Breweries: Hale's Ales, Georgetown Brewing Co.,Three Skulls (unique blend of old and new, small and bigger is the goal)
Contenders: Big Al, Fremont, Maritime's Jolly Roger, Schooner Exact, Naked City

Cocktails: Zig Zag, Rob Roy, Needle & Thread
Contenders: Ba Bar, Grim (or any Laura Olson bar), Canon, Quoin

Coffee: Vitrola, Vita, Vivace, Starbucks original (never been...so I have to go and stand in line once)

Please let me know your thoughts, I'm sure the list will be a little trimmed once we arrive, but it just shows how exciting it is to visit and dine and drink in Seattle! Thank you so much!!!

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