Overwhelmed, need ideas on where to start
- free sample addict aka Tracy L Jul 26, 2014 06:36 PM
On a whim I bought a cheap flight to Seattle for 6 days/5 nights. I am have reserved a place in Fremont to stay just in case my options are limited closer to my trip. After reading the reviews on this board and other internet sources I am a bit overwhelmed. I have a rough idea of an itinerary for sight seeing, but need some guidance as to where to start looking for places to eat. For the most part I stick to bargain spots to eat with one big treat/spendy spot. I will be visiting from 9/12 - 9/16. Any advice on periodicals, guidebooks, blogs, web sites that will give me a snapshot or an overview of restaurant offerings in the Seattle area? Thanks!
re: babette feasts
I usually play a lot by ear when traveling. I want to see Pikes Place Market, the Chilhuly Garden, the observatory at Columbia center, the wooden boat center, ferry ride and outdoor walks in places like Washington Park. I am also meeting up with a friend's brother for some sightseeing. I need to shop for rain boots too. I plan to do Pikes, Chilhuly and the Columbia center on a weekday when there are fewer tourists. I prefer to pack snacks and a lunch with me and save my $$ for dinners and other travel expenses.
Blue C Sushi isn't bad in a pinch
Walrus & Carpenter
Canlis, cocktails and bar food in lounge (fancy)
Uneeda Burger ... sometimes
A walk with bites at Golden Beetle, Pestle Rock, Ocho, D'Ambrosio Gelato
Not walkable, but Delancey in Ballard is my favorite pizza. Next door, Essex for cocktails.
A walk through Capitol Hill starting with bites at Taylor Shellfish, Terra Plata, Mamnoon.
Eater Seattle is helpful.
re: babette feasts
In terms of apps, I like Eater blog's app.
It gives you their "Essential 38 Seattle Restaurants" on a map, as well as other "Hot" places.
I think Eater can be a little too hype heavy about new places at times, but their set of places to eat isn't a bad place to start.