I've been really enjoying the Minnesotan bar in Ballard: Zayda Buddies.
Their "Ballard Bridge" pizza is delicious. They use mozzarella from Wisconsin, and scarily enough, you can definitely taste a difference. I've been starting my meals with some Fried Cheese Curds... not exactly healthy but definitely worth it.
Zayda Buddy's Pizza
5404 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA
we went to Copper Gate last night, and i LOVE the decor ~ Viking Playboy.
the service was outstanding! the bartender made the cocktails quickly and they were shaken to perfection! Todd had the Einarbaer (gin, lingonberry, grapefruit, sweet vermouth) described as "tart with rich citrus and berry" Todd proclaimed this drink "Excellent" . next was the Stor Agurk (aalborg akavit, lemon, sugar, cucumber) "light and sweet with hints of fennel" very refreshing. i had water, but even that was special with a hint of cucumber!
we shared the Kylling Smorgryd, cumin chicken open faced sandwich with pomme frites and a Smoked Veal Sausage wrapped in a Lefse (heh, Norwegian Pig in Blanket).. the lefse tasted a lot like a tortilla, and not very potato-y. for all the boobies in this restaurant.. i couldn't help but think how phallic my dinner looks. Kokkus Iskrem ~ coconut ice cream with thin gingersnap cookies. super YUMMY.
i think we needed one more 'small plate' to be FULL..i was comfortable, but i could tell todd would have liked more.
Happy Hour = 5-7 everyday. all food and specialty drinks are $2.00 off ~ wine, beer and cider is $1.00 off. thats crazy cheap!!
(photos on myspace blog: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus... )
I went to Brouwer's last week for beer and their divine homemade veggie burger only to find they've taken it off the menu. Our server said the kitchen found it to be too much trouble to make. So disappointing.
However, 74th St Alehouse has a tasty black bean burger, but none of the handcut frites that Brouwer's offers.
What do you like at Elysian Fields? I've always found their food to be kind of boring.
What is good at Two Bells?
What is good at Jolly Roger?
(Agreed. I don't like that we have a law... but I definitely have been enjoying the results)
542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Two Bells Tavern
2313 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Good things at Elysian Fields, besides the beer.
- beef carpaccio
- mussels in curry broth
- steak salad or sandwich
- usually the fish of the moment
- have also had some fine lamb chops and roast chicken there when they're on the menu.
- hot sausage sandwich
- burger (especially bleu burger)
- pretty much everything.
And Tin Hat for the pulled pork quesadilla and flatliner.
Copper Gate for pretty much everything I've had there.
I'm still partial to Wingmaster's wings, onion rings and mozz logs.
Pacific Pub Inn's fish and chips.
Does the Station or King's Hardware count as a bar? What about Hattie's Hat? How about SmaryPants in Georgetown?