If you read my last post, you probably figured I'm a big Seattle fan now. That's absolutely correct, so I wanted to recap a few great places that Bianca and I found during our weekend there. Some (most) are fairly touristy, but we loved dropping into the city and playing that role for just a weekend.
These are our top five:
1) The Pink Door— This is an Italian restaurant above Pike Place Market with a really great pasta Bolognese and romantic decor. We didn't get any pictures while we were there, even though the food rocked, because… well… it's also a burlesque show! It's more of a comedy burlesque show complete with cross dressing and an old-timey, vaudevillian host— super fun and unique.
2) Oddfellows Cafe + Bar— We didn't go for food, although the menu looked great. I can vouch for the specialty cocktail list, however. These people know their stuff. Next time I'm in Seattle, I am definitely hitting them up for brunch.
3) Melrose Market— Reminds me of a smaller and less crowded Ferry Building. Lots of specialty boutiques and small food vendors, like a butcher, a florist, and a craft beer shop. There is also a restaurant called Sitka and Spruce inside, which has a killer menu and beautiful, modern decor.
4) The Bookstore Bar & Cafe— A nice place to sit and have a drink after Pike Place. Since bookstores are one of my favorite places to be, I felt right at home hanging out here.
5) Chihuly Garden and Glass— This museum houses some of the beautiful glasswork of Seattle's Dale Chihuly. The large scale pieces fill entire rooms (right up to the ceiling) and look as though they belong underwater… the whole experience is like moving through a big, psychedelic aquarium.