Things That Make Me Happy: Seattle Sights and Bites

One of the reasons I love my job as a meat distributor so much is the edible perks. I not only get to go to fun culinary events, like the one my company hosts every year, but I also get to make “sales calls” to visit my customers. And those calls usually always revolve around eating. Hey, since they buy meat from me, the least I can do is show my appreciation and eat some of it!

Last weekend, my husband and I planned an eating pilgrimage to Seattle that came to a pinnacle at Cochon 555. And since we were already planning the road trip, we decided to spend the day before the event eating our way through the city. There will be plenty more pictures to come but here’s a quick preview!

The Aunt Annie's Biscuit Sandwich at The Wandering Goose

The Aunt Annie’s Biscuit Sandwich at The Wandering Goose: Fried chicken, bread & butter pickles, mustard and honey, all on a buttermilk biscuit!

The rather whimsical tabletop at The Wandering Goose

The rather whimsical tabletop at The Wandering Goose

Beef tartare with cornichons, onions and an egg yolk at Rain Shadow Squared

Beef tartare with cornichons, onions and an egg yolk at Rain Shadow Squared, a high-end butcher shop that just opened their second location.

I just love this gnome mural -- I see it every time I drive to Ballard.

I just love this gnome mural — I see it every time I drive to Ballard.

Inside the Walrus and the Carpentar in Ballard, an oyster bar so famous the only way we got in was to arrive 45 minutes before they opened!

Inside the Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard, an oyster bar so famous the only way we got in was to arrive 45 minutes before they opened!

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The chandelier inside the Walrus and the Carpenter — a driftwood beauty reminiscent of the antler-chandeliers that are so trendy in the PNW.

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9 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Happy: Seattle Sights and Bites

  1. I want — nay, need — your job; everything looks so wonderful! Mike and I are contemplating a road trip to Seattle for spring break, if we can manage it. I’ve tried getting in the Walrus and the Carpenter once or twice but always missed out because of the wait, hopefully this time’ll be the charm.

    • Ha! Yeah my job pretty much rocks. We eat lots of foie, kobe and bacon, drink occasionally at work and my boss loves nothing more than getting us a limo for special events. I lucked out for reals! For the Walrus, we got there at 3:15 and hung out at the bike/coffee shop until we saw people starting to line up. It was a wait but totally worth it. I would also *highly* recommend Spinasse/Artusi, Altura, Poppy and/or Skillet Street Diner. And Canon and Zig Zag for drinks. I’m already planning our next trip up!

    • Cornichons, pickled red onions and toasted brown bread. So good! And Spinasse is truly one of my faves. I didn’t eat there this time but had brunch with the chef de cuisine. Word is they are looking to open a Spanish-style place soon so next trip you’ll have a new restaurant to try!

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