Labor Day Weekend in Seattle
Seattle is an amazing city. I can officially say, "Move over Boston," Seattle has been added to my list of places I would move if it wasn't so far and cold (I'd probably be the only registered Republican for miles, ha, ha). We flew out of Fort Lauderdale early morning on Thursday. Alaska Air just started flying direct in June, so there were no stops. Alaska air is run by Delta. It was a nice flight, besides being almost 6 hours. The staff was very friendly and there seemed to be more leg room then the average coach seat. Note to the wise- we took a red eye home on Alaska Air and sat in the row in front of the emergency exit row. BIG mistake. These seats do not recline! No fun flying 5+ hours trying to sleep in the up right position.
The Mr. and I hit the ground running in Seattle. We did a ton of walking, which was awesome considering we did a ton of eating. The bride and groom put together a list of things to do/see and places to eat on their wedding website. This was such an added bonus. We used this list as our guide throughout the weekend. Every meal we had besides one breakfast and our coffee obsession came off of that list. This made it lots of fun and was also a good feeling knowing we were in for a great meal and culinary experience at every place we dined. There were 5 different restaurants that stood out on our trip that I want to tell you about. I strongly recommend visiting these places if you ever find yourself in Seattle.
The Pink Door- www.thepinkdoor.net
|(L) Date Night with the Mr. at The Pink Door (R) The Pink Door Main Dining Room|
|(L) Main entrance to The Pink Door off of Alley Post (R) Hard to see, but swing ceiling for late night burlesque entertainment.|
Serious pie- http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=serious-pie
Honestly my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Not only did we eat here once, but we went back the next day for round 2. We are pizza lovers. We eat pizza every Friday night and know what good pizza is. This my friends is GREAT pizza. Owned by one of Seattle's best and most famous, Tom Douglas, who owns a hand full of restaurants in the area. Serious pie uses locally grown produce for a fresh farm to table approach.
We had the Buffalo mozzarella, red sauce with fresh basil pie. Mmmmmmmmmmm, what I would do for a slice of this now!
|This picture does not do it justice. We were so busy eating that I didn't take a picture. If you were there you'd understand!|
Oh and did I mention, the second trip back to Serious pie we decided to indulge in a root-beer float...heavenly!
El Guacho- http://elgaucho.com/El-Gaucho-Seattle.html
Um, YES please. Don't let the name fool you. Until I googled it, I was under the impression we were in store for some margaritas and salsa. Surprise, it's a steakhouse. Hands down one of the best fillet I have ever had. It was pink on the inside and cooked on the outside to perfection. The Mr. actually got off lucky and didn't have to pay for this one. The rehearsal dinner was held in a downstairs dining room at El Gaucho. This place has a really neat vibe. It looks like an old school club from the 60's, but with a modern upscale spin. Think Rat Pack. It had a great bar area in the main dining room and one down stairs where the rehearsal dinner was held. As we were leaving there was live music being set up. Probably a great place to catch a night cap and some live entertainment. The menu is pricey, but if you're looking for a nice night out and a great steak, it's probably worth every penny.
Sweet Iron Waffles- http://sweetironwaffles.com/
So as you can see from above, we ate very well. I am still shocked I didn't gain any weight. All we did was eat. It must have been all of the walking...Thank God!