Seattle on the Sound

My brother and I bolstered our collection of sibling travel experiences with a weekend in Seattle. Having only been through the Pacific Northwest gem on business, and knowing how much I enjoy Portland, I have been eager to spend some QT in Seattle. I was able to pick the brains of a few Seattle-based coworkers on the best restaurants, whiskey spots and anything else I mustn’t miss. They did me right.

We kicked off our dinner at Lark with a aperitif flight at Canon, a self-proclaimed whiskey and bitters emporium. The selection of libations was generous.

Very generous.

Sat. morning, after seeing the folks off on their Alaskan cruise, we cruised to Elysian Brewing Co. for a flight. The beer was tasty; the service what you’d expect from Nirvana/Hole 90s emo socially-acceptable behavior.

With temps in the record high-70s range, we enjoyed the most hospital staff and tastiest greyhounds at the Four Seasons's pool.

Aperitif round #1 was at locally-recommended Purple Cafe & Wine Bar. The name sounded kind of cheesy to me, but the place was NOT. I admired their micro greens spread.

Aperitif #2 was at Artusi, sister restaurant to Cascina Spinasse, where we dined that night. Shattuck at Artusi tended to us with the most thoughtfully and carefully primed drinks, and dinner was on par with expectations (which were along the lines of “best Italian in the country”).

The next am we wandered through Pike Place Market, where I developed serious bouquet envy. I was “this” close to traveling home to SF with a peony bouquet but decided to exercise my new skills from Workshop.

Antiques at Pike Place is deceiving - I entered thinking I could quickly snag something amazing for the folks and then realized the depth of the store. The merch is amazing, but don’t come here unless you have either 3 hours or a strong will!