Hi, Friends! I am so excited for my first visit to Seattle! I have been following the Board for several months and have talked to friends and family who have been there. I love everything Food – when I’m not dining I’ll be checking out Pike’s Market and the Saturday and Sunday farmer markets. For my dining choices, I’d prefer PNW locally sourced options. MPLS has plenty of good Thai/Vietnamese places, so won’t be trying any of those. I might consider Italian, especially if the weather is damp and rainy (being from Minnesota, I have super strong hibernation instincts, and Italian cuisine is my go to comfort food…). If so, I would probably try Café Juanita - yes? I usually only have two meals – early lunch and late dinner – and I am not fond of brunch. Oh, and I am traveling solo – don’t mind eating alone at table except at romantic restaurants…. Lastly, no car. Staying at Hotel 1000 – it seems like there are plenty of choices nearby, and if worthwhile I have no problem using public transportation or a cab.
I hope you will share your thoughts and add alternatives to what I am considering. Thanks!
Thursday – arrive at 9:30: - Palace Kitchen, or Quinns if I’m feeling more casual?
Friday: Elliotts or Matt’s for lunch; The Lounge for cocktail and hopefully sunset; The Union for dinner
Saturday: U District Market, Bainbridge Island for the day – lunch somewhere - ???; Dinner at Crush
Sunday: Cap Hill Market, Ballard neighborhood, Nordic Heritage Museum, lunch???; Dinner at Dahlia or Lola?
Monday: Leave am…
Others I have given thought to and not yet ruled out: Spring Hill (kind of a distance…), Rovers, Restaurant Zoe, Harvest Vine. I have ruled out Canlis, The Waterfront, The Herb Farm – overhyped??? Poppy sounds interesting but just didn’t make the cut.