Supertaster In Seattle
Anyone watch this guy?
Based on his review he even had me eating fries at KFC. And they were good.
Anyway, he's hilarious!
He was in Seattle last week and did a bit on the "Seattle Style Hotdog" at Dog In The Park which must be a little stand near Westlake.
I didn't know we had a Seattle Style Hotdog, did you?
Let's invite him back to get some real Seattle food.
But what is Seattle Style Food?
I think I'd take him to the original Ezells across from Garfield. Or Jade Garden for dim sum, or Mike's Noodle in the ID.
How 'bout you?
Hot dogs with cream cheese and alder-planked salmon are the only authentically "Seattle" dishes I can think of (i.e. plausibly local and distinctive, but widely available in the city as opposed to being a single chef's whim.)
Dim sum and fried chicken are not from Seattle, and are done better elsewhere anyhow.
Seattle's food culture is basically defined by easy access to ingredients of extraordinary quality, more than a distinctive regional cuisine.
I've been hearing about/seeing "Seattle dogs" since I moved out here a couple of years ago, but had never heard of such a thing before getting here. Had a pretty tasty version at Twilight Exit recently. It had cream cheese, onions and Mama Lil's peppers. Mmmm....
As for "Seattle Style"? I agree with terrier and just think fresh, local ingredients (esp. ingredients specific to the PNW).