Friday, September 11, 2015
I previously chronicled this was the best breakfast I’ve ever had. And because I knew it would take two days to drive from Seattle to Bear Valley, a detour Chow one more time was in order.
Pictured above: The Sampson - Poached Eggs, Crab Cakes, Sauce Choron
Yeah, that’s right, another crab cake.
Time to leave Seattle and start heading towards the High Sierras. First stop is Bend OR with a detour for wine tasting in the WV. I may have purchased a case and a half.
Oysters, meaty creamy Sea Cows on the left, briney funky Blue Pools on the right.
Crab cakes. I can never get enough.
I almost didn’t make it there, but I’m so glad I did. The Brooklyn is great, but for just oysters, and variety of oysters, this is the place.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I make this deal to you, the citizens of Seattle. Any time you have both Neko Case and the Texas Rangers in town, I will dutifully visit and eat your seafood, including dim sum.
Until next time, Pike Market.
Most of the day was spent wandering around Seattle Center watching various acts I have never heard of. One act that some how struck a chord with me was Moon Hooch. They are a saxophone duo with a drummer that plays dance music.
Nifty place for a festival.
First you make a decadent grilled cheese made from brie and cheddar on brioche grilled with the perfect amount butter. Then, because this is how I roll, I knock it up a notch by adding bacon jam. But that’s not even close to good enough. I then added a fried chicken thigh. It was ridiculous.
A lot of walking around today. After lunch at Skillet Diner in Ballard, I was dumped off at the waterfront to fend for myself.* Eventually I made my way to Pike Brewery in the market where I found the A&M playing. So I settled down there for a while and high fived myself when the final gun sounded. Afterwards, to celebrated I headed up to the Pie Bar for pie and cocktails. Unfortunately it was too dark for pix. But still, a pretty good little day.
* It was either get dumped off at the waterfront or endure the Alabama/Wisconsin game.