restaurants

Eating My Way Through Seattle (part 2)

Bright and early Wednesday morning I hustled back to the Pike Place Market for fresh fruit and coffee. Snacking on blackberries while sipping on a mocha latte from the Crumpet Shop began my exploration day. By this, I mean walking around shopping and eating of course:) market-1BLOGO

I must say there are a TON of restaurants and stores in the downtown Seattle area! Counting at least 10 Starbucks, I did make it by the original, but the line was too long. Flip flopping my way into several boutiques and purchasing a super cute dress at All Saints, I quickly worked up an appetite. Yes, I said flip flops! (new sneakers for travel on my to do list)

Where to go for lunch? A friendly recommendation led me to Lecosho. This stylish eatery was nestled in the corner of the Harbor Steps. My camera and I sat down at a lovely outdoor patio perfect for relaxing. Everything on the menu was enticing, but I settled on the tuna melt with a side salad. I am not exaggerating when I say 'best tuna melt' I've ever had! Flavor slap in the face!

Tuna Melt~ house-poached albacore tuna, mama lil's mustard pickle relish & gruyere on toasted potato bread

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Brunch at Pinewood Social Nashville

breakfast-1BLOGO I've been super busy over the last week, but don't worry I was still eating! One of my favorite cities to visit and dine is Nashville, TN. I'm pretty confident I could gain twenty pounds in one weekend. Nashville is overflowing with amazing restaurants, its a must stop for any foodie!

Brunch on Sunday with friends is something to never miss. Especially when you are going to Pinewood Social. Coffee to cocktails, delicious meals, bowling and a trendy atmosphere...HELLO..what is there not to love:)

Mocha Lattes are completely irresistible, so I never turn them down. Paired with a salmon toast, including goat cheese and tomatoes, brunch is served. I waited all morning on an empty stomach, just so I had room for everything. Seriously, you must plan these things!

 

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Ok, so I may have shared a bite or two of toast with my boyfriend. Mostly because then I could try his Reuben Benedict..score! Corned beef, hollandaise, and a poached egg with potato wedges. He is such a sucker for Benedict and potatoes.

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The problem with all this delicious food is that I want everything on the menu. So, next visit it will be chicken & biscuits with gravy and a little bowling:)

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Lunch at Burger Batch

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When a burger craving hits, I start dreaming of melted cheese and juicy beef! There are few menu items  as satisfying as a good burger..just saying. I could really eat any version, no pickiness here:) My recent topping requests are pimento cheese, onions, and bbq sauce. The Burger Batch in downtown Winston Salem has burger and shake enthusiasts lining up out the door. Let's just say this beauty left no crumb behind and I licked my fingers in public!
Did I mention the sweet potato tots?! If you are looking for a place to cheat on your salad with a list of fabulous burgers, tacos, sides, and a cold beer....meet me at Burger Batch!
Next time I will try the Smore Shake!! Stay tuned...:)

 

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Sharing Food!

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Do you have trouble deciding what to order at restaurants? I do..mainly because I want to try everything! I have found two solutions to this problem.
1.  Sharing Food
Order several main dishes or multiple appetizers and share across the table. When you are dining with friends, everyone can sample a mixture of the menu and split the bill. Or, in my case..my boyfriend and I simply share half of our meal.
2. Visit Restaurants More Often
Yes, this may sound like the least practical choice. But, sometimes you just want to eat the whole cheeseburger! When every appetizer sounds drool worthy, you need to try them all:) So..each time you visit your fav restaurant make sure you venture out and explore the menu.
I have tried both options this week and my tastebuds thanked me. For Tasty Tuesday, my boyfriend and I took the pups to Crafted. We gorged on tacos, a rice bowl and mac n'cheese. Happily sharing our plates with each other.
Fast forward two days..with a friend visiting from out of state, we ventured back to Crafted. Hello?! Score on downtown dining again.  Ravenous when we seated, I wasn't eager to split my lunch and decided to order the burger.. just for me. Selfish, I know..but it was worth it! A gooey pimento cheese burger with a side of sweet potato chips. Ok..maybe I let everyone sample the chips:)
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