Hello Seattle Chowhounds,
I'm usually a lurker, but benefited greatly from your posts when planning my trip to Seattle. Excellent eating. So this is my first Chowhound trip report - hope it is useful.
I stayed at the Sheraton at the convention center, and walked everywhere.
Mac and cheese at Beecher's at Pike Place Market. Outstanding, particularly for a just-off-the-plane lunch when on eastern time. Ate at the park at the end of Pike Place Market. Good start to my trip.
Breakfast at Cafe Campagne. Had scrambled eggs (not the sauced version) - possibly the best scrambled eggs I've had - still can't figure out why, but really doesn't matter. Sausage and potatoes were very good, love having a baguette with butter and jam, and lots of tea. Good OJ. Was there when it opened at 8am on a Saturday (that eastern time thing) so not crowded. Lovely atmosphere - classic French cafe - and excellent service.
Early dinner at Serious Pie. Got in right after happy hour, so didn't have to wait. Had the pizza with fennel sausage, roasted peppers and provolone. Excellent. The crust was thin but chewy, and seasoned well (??salt, olive oil, seasoned olive oil??). Sausage was fairly light, with great flavor, and not overly fennel-y. I'm a Chicago native - love deep dish, but really love any kind of pizza. Would eat this again in a heartbeat.
Dinner at Wild Ginger. Had soft shell crab - salt, pepper and chili flakes - delicious and perfectly cooked. Asparagus with black bean sauce. Good, but nothing special.
Don't drink coffee, but really appreciated that there was good tea everywhere.
So thanks to all of you for posting your recommendations, and look forward to more Seattle eats sometime, perhaps farther afield from downtown.
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101