Food & Drink
There are several classic Seattle restaurants with commanding views of 4th of July fireworks. But that’s not the only way to dine and dazzle on Independence Day. Consider the following venues for your holiday celebration.
A decade ago you’d be hard pressed to find even a handful of restaurants serving great Italian fare in Seattle but that has all changed. Now you can find great Italian bites from one end of the city to the other ranging from meatball sandwiches and pizza pies to elegant multi-course tasting menus with wine pairings.
Some say that the best barbecue is found in the deep south. While that may be true, the greater Seattle area is home to a surprisingly large number of authentic barbecue spots. Most have competed in BBQ events across the country and use old family recipes for a tried and true taste.
We searched the region to bring you some of the lesser known, but still popular, places to grab a handcrafted beverage made with love and care by local artisans in the city.
Going out for brunch is a happy medium for many families. Meals are served not too early, the atmosphere is usually a little more casual and the menu is sure to please just about everyone.
This sweet and savory delicacy has been going strong since it popped up in trendy restaurants in Harlem in the 1930s and at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Lucky for you, you don’t have to travel to NY or LA to enjoy this famed comfort food because we’ve got four great picks for you in Seattle.
Spring is upon us but in the Pacific Northwest there is still a chill in the air that makes us crave comfort food. Nothing is more representative of comfort food than gooey cheese nestled inside crisp warm toast. Grilled cheese is here to stay. In Seattle the basic grilled cheese of yore has been usurped by elaborate grilled cheese menus that offer up a myriad of variations and combinations of breads, spreads and unexpected extras like caramelized onions. Now some of the best grilled cheese in the city are coming off mobile trucks which means you have an even greater chance of catching up with one of these cheesy winners.
Bake up some delicious treats to show your Mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day. That’s the spirit that united Pauley Perrette, her two best friends, Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky, when they decide to create a special place in honor of Pauley’s mother, Donna Bell, a lovely Southern gal with a big heart and a true love of Southern cooking.
Like the many other cloudy, drizzly day pursuits, like wine, microbrews, coffee, theater, and books, weekend brunch fits right in with the casual Seattle lifestyle.
Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley and editor-at-large Sarah Spagnolo kick off the Foursquare On The Pin podcast chatting about surf shops with killer coffee, Austin’s best-known ramen chef and more!