Dining Adventure Day 2 – Seattle Restaurants Edition
It looks like I may have lied. In my Day 1 post, I expressed how I aim to limit how much I write about Seattle. But…(there is always a but)… I just ate so much quality food that it would be a waste not to share. Hopefully you can forgive me or at least enjoy the food porn.
We started Day 2 at the Pike Place Market. This is probably one of my favorite places in the entire U.S. I am OBSESSED with markets like this. You can find everything from gold rings with fresh water pearls (I may have splurged), beautiful handmade wood pepper mills (I have an unhealthy love for pepper mills), to the largest shrimp and garlic that I’ve ever seen. Look at the pictures yourself for the evidence.
The biggest garlic I’ve ever seen…
and the biggest shrimp…
The Pike Place Fish Market was a commonly used example in my graduate program in college so I was excited to finally get to see what all the fuss was about. This particular fish stand is popular for their unusual fish selling methods.
Shouting at each other and chucking fish to a co-worker 10 feet away? Sound like fun to me!
We arrived so early in the morning and we actually walked right past the market without even realizing it. Fortunately, we came back later and saw an enthused employee chasing a girl around with a huge salmon, moving its lips in a kissing motion, and attempting to capture the object of its desires.
Then the moment we all were waiting for… the man threw the fish to a much appreciated round of applause. I LOVE THIS PLACE!
I could go on for days about the market but I’ll shut up and simply show you…
On to the food…
Breakfast consisted of apple cinnamon bread from the Pike Place Bakery. The bakery is so cheaply priced that the lady looked at me oddly when I asked her whether the price tag was for a slice or the entire loaf. I enjoyed a piece of bread with my skinny cinnamon dolce latte from the Original Starbucks.
Lunch landed us near the market by Post Alley where we tried Pike Place Chowder which has award winning chowder (big surprise). I went for the classic and it was one of the best (if not the best) chowder that I’ve had. My friend chose wisely and picked the bread bowl. A satisfying way to beat the cold and there were LARGE bites of clams.
Hours of yelp research for dinner landed me on The Saint which is a Mexican restaurant in Capital Hill. We arrived around 8:00 pm on Saturday and were shocked to find it nearly empty. The Saint is one of the most charming restaurants I’ve been to in awhile. The dimly lit comfy room was welcomed after walking in the blistering cold to get there.
I picked the Chihuahua to drink to help warm me up (Myth busters actually busted this but oh well). The Chihuahua is simple – tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and lime. A good kick start to the meal.
We decided to split the guacamole and chips for an appetizer and I picked the chicken enchiladas with mole for my dinner.
The guacamole was decent but a little too acidic for my liking. Someone got happy with those limes! That didn’t stop us from devouring the entire thing.
My dinner had a kick to it. The mole sauce really took my chicken enchiladas to the next level and I ate till I felt like I was going to explode. The rice and beans were flavorful. My only complaint is that my beans were slightly undercooked but the flavors were on point. The Saint is adorable and would make a great date spot. I’ll be back!
Day 2 has come to an end.
Till next time, peace out food ninjas!