This Thanksgiving we planned a trip out to Seattle to delve into the rainy city’s food network. Although cold and slightly windy, to my surprise, we didn’t see a drop of rain.
Our picture-perfect Seattle trip consisted of the following:
- Tour the Seattle Underground- Quite interesting, talks about how the city was originally built below the current street level, but had to be rebuilt due to flooding.
Here’s a shot of the group touring the underground. The old wall decor still exists in many spots and there’s even an old bathroom that looks like it may even still function- though I wouldn’t use it. Yikes!
- Visit Pike Place Market- Very fun. You could definitely spend hours just roaming the shops and markets. Bring cash for produce vendors.
- Beecher’s Cheese- Holy Macaroni! I don’t think I’ve ever had better Mac ‘n Cheese- and let me tell you, I’ve been a connoisseur since I had to use a stool to make Kraft stovetop Mac. Their homemade cheese, made on-site has a rich, chipotle-infused, creamy consistency that will linger until your next meal. It’s a MUST try!
- Grab coffee at Le Panier, Next door to Beecher’s (I was really happy about this fact), Le Panier is easily one of the best places for a latte- trumps Starbucks by a longshot. It’s known for it’s delicate arabica roast and mouth-watering macaroons.
- Dinner at Ventana - Modern American cuisine
The menu had a lot of great items.
Flaming Mango: Bacardi Silver Rum, Lime, Thai basil, Jalapeno simple syrup and mango nectar. Mmm!
- Tap House- 3 Beer tastings with 4 beers each. We tried the Northwestern Beers, Belgian Beers and Seasonal Beers tastings.
My favorite, below- the Pike Naughty Nellie. Lightest beer on the right.
- Ruth’s Chris- after leaving the Tap House and heading back to the Hotel, we decided to grab one more drink and set of appetizers at Ruth’s Chris. The Kobe sliders were delicious!
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