Eating My Way Through Seattle Part 3

My final day in Seattle began with a skinny vanilla chai latte from Starbucks. Since this is where Starbucks originated, I felt like I should pay homage. Sometimes I can really be a tourist...I know. From there we set off to meet some friends for a trip to San Juan Island. The Puget Sound has always been on my bucket list. This being my first trip, I was crossing my fingers to spy an Orca. (I totally cried and fell in love with Free Willy) Flying over the water in a friends helicopter gave me a perfect viewing point for black and white fish. Unfortunately all I saw were seals and birds:( Don't get me wrong, the view is gorgeous and I have a new love for the PNW. Next time I plan to allow more time for whale watching!

Now, onto lunch at the Roche Harbour Marina. Anytime I can be near the water, my soul smiles. Walking through the docked boats while Beaver Planes land in the sound changes your perspective on transportation. With a grumbly belly we found a perfect table overlooking the waterway.

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Surprise surprise, I ordered calamari for an appetizer. I don't normally eat a lot of fried foods, but geez these guys were so yummy. I mean it's not that often you get super fresh pacific seafood while relaxing on an island. ( I should visit more islands)

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Main course..fish tacos baby!! Fresh fish, slaw with creamy dressing,  topped with salsa/avacado crema. Holy goodness!

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Full from another fabulous day of seafood and breathtaking scenery, we flew back to the mainland. Seattle, I will definitely be back soon. So many places I have yet to discover and food that needs to be tasted. One dessert I must share with you are the PB&J bon bons at Local 360. Hate I wasn't able to get a photo, but trust me they are fabulous!

So long PNW:)!

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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Eating My Way Through Seattle (part 1)

Well the title of this blog pretty much sums it up! Last week I took a four day trip to Seattle with my boyfriend. This being my first visit to the Emerald City and I was super excited to visit the market and taste all the goodies. I love to explore any downtown on foot, so upon arrival off we trekked for a happy hour cocktail/appetizer. After a long flight, all I want to do is eat..don't you?! Now even though I shlepped my camera pack with me everywhere on this trip and have the back muscles to prove it...I didn't get pics of every dish. Mainly due to eating most of it before my camera left the bag..whoops! But, I will share with you all of my yummy adventures. (On my next trip I will be sure to pack flash for indoor shots.)

First stop..the Yard House, hello Happy Hour beer flight and fried calamari! New state with lots of breweries means sipping multiple flavors:) The chosen four were: House Honey Blonde (um honey duh had to!!), Beaver PB, Pauline Hefe-Weizen, and the Alaskan White.  Loved the calamari, big pieces and roasted jalapeño tartar..whoa! Not a drop or a crumb was left.

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With full bellies and restless legs we headed to the Pike Place Market to explore.(Check out more Seattle Hot Spots). Everyone has told me to visit the Pike Fish Market to watch them throw the fish while singing sea shanties. If my hotel had a stove or grille, you can bet your butt I would have stocked up on crab legs, rock fish, and shrimp! The good news is that they ship nationwide, score!!

Pike Fish definitely blew me away with their fresh supply and outgoing personalities. These guys know how to charm the crowd:) Its obvious they love their jobs. Next time, I want to catch a fish!!

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