7.25.2013

pacific northwest: must eats.

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone...but one of my favorite things about traveling is the FOOD! The Pacific Northwest did not disappoint and we had a lot of great meals (and treats) last week! here's my favorites:
SEATTLE EATS:
-Bacon jam burger with arugula and blue cheese - Skillet Diner - (they have a food truck + counter too!) the famous food truck was featured on the Cooking Channel's "Eat Street" and the food was just as good as it looked on t.v. 
-French toast with tons of fresh berries from the breakfast bar - Portage Bay Cafe - i got the kids size and the serving was still huge.
-Blueberry crumb cupcake with brown sugar cream cheese icing + malt ice cream - Cupcake Royale - this is my new favorite combo!
-The gooch: hot sliced tri-tip beef, red onions, sharp cheddar cheese, horseradish mayo and a side of au jus on a demi baguette at Honey Hole - h's brother recommended this place, the sandwiches were huge and full of flavor. 
-Hot, fresh mini-donuts - Daily Dozen Donuts at Pike Place Market. confession: we split a dozen! but they were minis! I really like the chocolate sprinkle + cinnamon sugar toppings.
-Peanut butter chocolate oat cookie - Macrina bakery 


PORTLAND EATS:
-Capt'n crunch donut - Voodoo Donuts my all-time favorite...beware of the sugar coma)
-h and I shared the spaghetti with braised pork, plum tomato, thyme and parmesan AND the herbed risotto with basil pesto, flava beans, roasted garlic - Clarklewis - the modern-american restaurant is located in a hip industrial area and I loved the open kitchen and lively atmosphere. 
-Ice cream - Salt & Straw - this was another place featured on The Food Network - they have tons of unique flavors like strawberry with cilantro lime cheesecake but I ordered the birthday cake and blackberries (SO refreshing) and i tried the salted caramel (crazy good).

Are you hungry yet?! 
xo,
Jillian
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6 comments

  1. I'm dying to plan a trip to the Pacific Northwest-- and this post makes me want to even more! And it makes me really hungry.

    --Anne
    http://www.aasquaredblog.com

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  2. STARVING! That spaghetti looks amazing! Wow oh wow!

    I've heard so much about VooDoo. I'm glad they're worth the hype!

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  3. I agree, thats deff one of my favorite parts about traveling. I feel like you dont really get to fully experience the place until you eat the food!


    Ox
    Simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm DROOLING–and with Ms Branflake that the spaghetti looks incredible!!

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  5. jillian-
    looks like you had a blast in my hometown! I actually just posted my favorite eats in Portland when you only have 48 hours but it looks like you made it to some of the best :)!

    www.imupintheair.com

    Madeline

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  6. spaghetti with braised pork, plum tomato, thyme and parmesan


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    that's how I feel about that.

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