Road Trip: Seattle
I’m on a road trip! Which, this time around, is a euphemism for “At a conference for the day job.”
An army marches on its stomach. – Napoleon Bonaparte
I travel to see new places, meet new people…oh, who am I kidding. I travel to eat. Seattle has a fantastic food scene, and I have too many suggestions to do all of them justice. But I’ve been eating a lot! And taking pictures! So I have to show them to you now!
(Pulls out slide show, sees everyone edging towards the exits, reluctantly puts slide show away.)
OK, how about just a few highlights:
Caution: Low Flying Fish
Watch Out for Low Flying Fish [YouTube.com]
My favorite place to visit in Seattle is the Pike Place Market – and not just for the flying fish show at the Pike Place Fish Market. (Though they have a great time, flinging fish around and chatting up the crowd. Check ’em out. And get an oyster shooter while you’re there. Or a whole sockeye – they ship anywhere in the US. They are there to actually sell fish, after all.)
Right around the corner from the market – or, maybe in the market, I’m unclear as to the actual boundaries – is the original Sur La Table store. This is a dangerous place to visit – there are always more kitchen gadgets that I HAVE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW GIMME GIMME GIMME…ahem. Sorry. I restrain myself by thinking about going through airport security. 1
As for dining options, there are too many to count. I got multiple suggestions for the Steelhead Diner, right across the street from Sur La Table, and it was fabulous. My other favorite is Miller’s Guild, a steakhouse right around the corner from my hotel. The center of the kitchen is a massive Grillworks wood grill, and they specialize in aged beef – the aged tomahawk steak look amazing. (But my wallet chickens out at the throat-clutchingly high price of aged beef, so I get by with the bavette steak – which is also great.)
I’m here for a few more days, and planning to eat my way across the city. And take the http://www.seattlemonorail.com – it runs right outside my hotel window. I don’t care where it goes – I have to ride it. It’s a Monorail!
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A reader said: “Don’t worry – Sur la Table will ship it home for you.” Argh! You’re not helping!↩