Dining Adventure Day 3 – Seattle Restaurants Edition
I realize why I like Seattle so much. It reminds me of what Ann Arbor would be if it were a bigger city. Seattle has all the charm, food, and friendliness that characterizes Ann Arbor. Seattle reminds me of a piece of the Midwest on the West coast. Anyways, this post will cover the last of my food journey in my new beloved city.
We started the day at Saley which specializes in crepes. It is conveniently located right across the street from The Saint which is where we had a fantastic dinner the night before. Saley is another restaurant that is tiny and just adorable. The two women who run the place are warm and welcoming. I was delighted to find that they had a combo option on the menu where I could get a savory and a sweet crepe. We assumed the portions were smaller. We were WRONG.
For the savory option, I ordered the Mediterranean crepe with feta, spinach, and tomatoes. My best friend picked the shining star. I can’t remember the name but it contained avocado, tomatoes, spinach, and she added an egg. Both were amazing. The crepe was light, flavorful, and the ingredients were fresh. My only complaint is that I had WAY too many tomatoes in my crepe. Not a bad problem to have.
On to the sweet stuff. I ordered the dulce de leche crepe with banana. It came with a mound of whipped crème and a dusting of cinnamon. My best friend’s husband assumed we wouldn’t be up to the challenge to down our sweet crepes after stuffing ourselves silly. He was wrong. This crepe was amazing and went down easily. The dulce de leche wasn’t too rich and we left stuffed and happy.
Our lunch consisted of snacks throughout the day…
The first was tea and crumpets from The Crumpet shop. I have never had a crumpet and was intrigued. Unfortunately, they sold out on Day 2 when we attempted to visit, but luckily people were put off by the snow and we were awarded with a crumpet. I chose a crumpet with nutella. Nutella is one of those things that is delicious on pretty much anything and crumpets are no different. The crumpet was awesome. It had a slighty crunchy top while still being doughy in the middle. I wish Chicago had a crumpet shop of its own.
Lunch snack part two was at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese where they actually make cheese in house. We ordered the classic mac-n-cheese which we heard rumored is Oprah’s favorite. It was good but rich. I couldn’t finish it (it didn’t help that I didn’t have a drink to help cut the richness).
On to the main attraction, our final dinner in the city before we had to bare the snow and make our treks home. I made a reservation at The Pink Door. It was recommended by a friend of a friend. It sounded awesome. Great Italian food paired with a trapeze act. Sounds like a good time to me.
The Pink Door is located in Post Alley and is indicated by a Pink Door with a glittery number attached. I opened the door to find people crowded against it. The trapeze artist was doing her thang and everyone was lined up on the stairs to watch!
We waited a few minutes for our table and were seated with a great view of the show. The trapeze artist performs for one song every half hour or so between 6-9 on Sundays. The restaurant is eclectic and fun. I loved the long candle sticks burning at some of the tables.
Our waiter came over and informed us about some specials. One of which was the squid ink pasta with calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels. I was sold on that!
The pasta was cooked perfectly and the light tomato sauce had a spice to it which was subtle but definitely grew over the course of the meal. All the seafood was plentiful and delicious. I ate every bite.
On to the show! We saw the trapeze artist perform 3 times and each time she dons a new costume. Take a look at some of her moves…
Seattle is a great town full of character and good eats! Add it to your list if it isn’t already.
Speaking of lists, what other cities do you recommend I check out?
Till next time, peace out food ninjas!