48 Hours in Seattle -- looking for the most successful experimental/unusual/unique out there
Coming this weekend from out of town, solo, and I intend to take a crash course in the very best of whatever Seattle's got. I eat literally everything, but I'm not looking for the usual stuff -- I can get a world class steak anywhere, ya know? Any help is much appreciated.
Elemental @ Gasworks!!! (but not really for solo- everything is split and menu is up to server)
Art of the Table!!!
YES!!!! (enthuseasm represented in !'s* :)... Also...
Emmer & Rye
Poppy (great for one person- sit in the lounge section)
Crush (sit at the counter and view the kitchen!)
anchovie & olive
Stika & Spruce (if open)
Also- for bits & pieces of meals or less classy joints-
Salumi (any sandwich!!! only lunch time hours)
Pike Place Chowder
Trophy Cupcake (or Cupcake Royal in Capitol Hill- or Yellowleaf in Belltown)
Pike Street Fish Fry
Marination Mobile (if you can catch it- food truck)
Skillet (if you can catch it- food truck)
Market Grill (sit at the counter)
Elliot's (for hh oysters!)
International District eats- Green Leaf, Matay, dim sum at Jade Garden, Uwajimaya wandering
Try coffee- Vita, Stumptown, Vivace, etc
Check out Sutra, a fixed price/menu/seating restaurant that is vegetarian. The vibe is cozy and reflects a certain Seattle lifestyle. The dishes are composed of multiple ingredients and are creative, unusual and thoughtful. Not everything works (especially the desserts) but your tastebuds will be teased, tested, pleased and amazed.
If you are solo you can eat at the counter facing the kitchen area. Check out their website sutraseattle.com.
I assure you even in Seattle this place is not the usual.