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From time to time we like to showcase the experiences and opinions of different Placeling members. Today we bring you the culinary adventures of CarrieBrown.
She writes about the best food paired with her beautiful photography - and it’s all described in her unique voice. You’ll know what you’re going to get before you step in the restaurant.
Even more, her places span the range of highbrow to the humble. From the culinary extremes of Canlis to the charbroiled simplicity of Uneeda Burger, Carrie’s got you covered. And, she might know a thing or two about cupcakes.
Carrie’s ready to be your guide to Seattle (and San Francisco plus a few other cities). Be sure to read Marmalade and Mileposts to be kept abreast of her food travels. And follow her on Placeling so that she can show you around her world:
After a whirlwind tour of Vancouver, we’re moving down the coast to beautiful Seattle.
Without further adieu … here’s our take on Seattle.
In recent years, Seattle has emerged as a culinary heavyweight, with a great mix of gourmet treats and inexpensive fare.
First, for a delicious variety of pub favorites with a twist, check out Spur Gastropub. If you’re looking for some authentic, affordable Korean, you can’t lose with Kimchi Bistro. Tangentially, for authentic, affordable Guatemalan tacos, Guanaco’s Tacos Pupuseria is where it’s at. For something a little more upscale, splurge on fine Northern Italian at Cafe Juanita in Kirkland. Finally, check out family-friendly The 5 Spot for a unique take on regional American cuisine.
Seattle’s coffee culture is second to none. Analog Coffee serves excellent coffee made with Greenwood’s own Hermeiker beans. Speaking of which, it’s worth a trip to Makeda Coffee in Greenwood - a neighborhood favorite with excellent desserts. Also worth checking out - Caffe Migliore with lovely chai lattes and pastries, People’s Republic of Koffee and Monorail Expresso also serve excellent expresso and coffee.
Looking for a new hat? Check out Goorin Brothers Pike Place. If clothing or accessories are what you’re after visit The Finerie or Rene Ropas for unique vintage clothing. The Elliott Bay Book Company boasts one of Amercia’s best assortments of books plus a cozy to boot. To cap off your visit, try Fran’s Chocolates, a Seattle institution that offers a selection of delicious truffles.
Attractions & Family Friendly
Seattle is a great outdoor city, especially if you’re willing to brave the rain. Visit Volunteer Park and the surrounding neighbourhood, or for some culture while you wander, try the Olympic Sculpture Park. For a nautical adventure, the Center for Wooden Boats rents boats for you to explore Westlake. For some aviation fun, drive north of the city to the Future of Flight Aviation Center to check out where Boeing 747s and 787s are made.
Some family-friendly options include the Woodland Park Zoo, the Experience Music Project Museum (which also features Science Fiction exhibits), the Seattle Bug Safari, Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, and Bill Spiedel’s Underground Tour - a fascinating adventure through subterranean Seattle.