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Mar 4, 2011 08:16 AM

Help a Foodie out... Seattle Advice

Hello all,

I am going to be in Seattle at the end of May and only for about four days. I am eager to experience as much as I can. Due to the limited amount of time, does anyone have any MUST eat at restaurants and MUST go to markets? Any food trucks I am hearing so much about? I am specifically hoping to find Wild Mushrooms in the markets.

Thanks and looking forward to Seattle!

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  1. F-149, Certainly. The Szechuan crab at Seven Stars Pepper is an absolute must. Next would be the Venison Ravioli at Il Terrazo Carmine. For lunch (only), the pork cheek sandwich at Salumi and the Catfish sandwich at Matt's at the Market. The mussels at the upstairs bar at Maximillien's at the Market; biscuits and gravy at Emmer & Rye (weekends only--these are transcendent.) The frog's legs at Quinn's. Finally, ANYTHING on the menu at Harvest Vine.

    Harvest Vine
    2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

    309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

    1. You should be able to find great morel mushrooms at Pike Place Market or any of the good neighborhood markets in May.
      The suggestions Leper gives for restaurants deserve a second. Marination Mobile is the food truck to try. Great Korean and very "in."

      Pike Place Market
      1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

      1. Thanks guys! These are great suggestions. I will look in depth into all of them. Keep the recommendations coming :)


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        1. re: Foodie149

          Second Quinn's, my favorite is the beef tongue ruben when they have it, amazing! It's in a target rich environment, within a 5-min walk of many of Seattle's other great popular restaurants (Cafe Press, Lark, Oddfellows, Smith, Anchovies & Olives...none of which you can really go wrong at).

          Also can't go wrong with the Midnight Cuban at El Paseo in Fremont...probably my all-time favorite sandwich, and I'd have a hard time thinking of a Seattle dish I like more. It's not the same experience as Salumi, but it's pretty great.

          The trucks are fun, but for food quality, I'm not sure any are worth going out of your way for when there are so many great restaurants to cram into your short stay. Plus, for a non-local, hard to find -- they move around, and are sometimes in obscure locations.

          309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104