Another Seattle Food Coma
This isn’t a top whatever post. Sometimes you can be up for anything, which is pretty much what this post is about. No rhyme or reason, just GO. Eat, drink, be merry, and just try some great places out. So that’s exactly what happened...
It started at BarSajor. Food? No. It’s Friday, people. COCKTAILS. However, Bar Sajor comes from the same family as Sitka & Spruce and barferd’nand so if that’s any indication of how the food is, you can rest assured it knocks it out of the park. I had a No.1 which consisted of Gin, Campari, Dolin sweet vermouth then i followed it up with a No.4 which consisted of rye, punt e mes, Atxa white vermouth & bitters.
Altstadt. I felt like I was in Braveheart. Although, that could have been because of those 2 drinks at Bar Sajor. The decor and atmosphere at this place warrant a visit all by itself, and if you’re headed there, try the bratwurst (obviously) and take in a beer (I had a cider. Ciders are the new beer people. LOVE IT).The people next to us ordered a BEER IN A GLASS BOOT. Although, they proceeded to pour the beer into individual glasses. I mean, if you’re gonna go all out and get the giant beer boot, you should at least be taking turns drinking out of it and pass it around…amirite?
Saturday comes around and I’m in love with Stateside. Chef Eric Johnson is a beast in the kitchen and cranks out some of the most amazing Vietnamese dishes (or dishes period) that I’ve ever had. Oh, and Stateside was named Seattle Met’s 2015 Best Restaurant of the Year.I actually declared Saturday Stateside Day by visiting for lunch and then again for dinner, because it was THAT DAMN GOOD. Lunch consisted of Mi Quang Ga - central style soy chicken in flat turmeric rice noodles with an egg, mint, crispy shallot, served with banana blossom and rice crackers, and that broth was viciously delicious. For dinner I went with the Master Stock Crispy Chicken - chicken poached in aromatic stock then fried crispy. The Crispy Duck Fresh Rolls were insane delicious as well.
As day turns into night, a visit to Good Bar is warranted. Good Bar is at the corner of 2nd Ave S & Main in Pioneer Square and I had a Hot Old Fashioned that was amazing. Also, Every other Monday or so they have half off a particular type of spirit (Scotch, Bourbon, etc…) which is really a steal if you ever want to try out one of your favorite top shelf spirits but don’t want to shell out $16 regularly...
The night ends on a high note at Kau Kau Restaurant on South King in the International District, where they apparently chop up entire ducks and serve them to you on top of a gigantic bowl of noodles and broth. This bowl was HUGE. Seriously.
And there you have it. Some great places to check out around Pioneer Square and beyond on your next jaunt through the Emerald City. In addition to these places, there are TONS more great places out there waiting for you to dine in and around, so until next time... Cheers.