This has probably been done before, but I couldn't find the thread...
Are there any pubs in Seattle with good food to match the good beer? So far, have tried:
74th St. Ale House -- They made the over-under with overpriced, overfussy, overcooked, underwhelming chow. And what's up with no frites?
Pig & Whistle (Greenwood & 85th) -- The less said the better.
Hale's (Fremont/Ballard) -- *Great* beer. Mediocre food.
McMenamin's (Theatre District, Lower Queen Anne)-- I love the Terminator, but the kitchen is unimpressive.
Red Door (Fremont) -- The one exception to the rule, with tasty chowder.
Rock Bottom Brewery (Downtown) -- Competent beer, although I'd say too polished. Kind of like listening to a Muzak rendition of "Whole Lotta Love." But after the food came out, I thought I'd accidentally slipped into TGIFriday's.
I'm looking for the trifecta: good craft beer, good pub atmosphere, and food that makes me go, "Wow!" There will probably be a deep-fryer involved, but it's still gotta be made with love.
p.s. to Gordon Biersch fans
I've been to their San Jose and San Francisco outposts, neither of which has been particularly encouraging. But I haven't tried the Seattle place yet.