Unique Eats & Eateries of Seattle
When you think about restaurants in Seattle, a few notable options immediately come to mind. Many will think of smoked salmon and fresh seafood, others might think of the great Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese influences in the city. And all those folks would be right! But delving deeper into the culinary catacombs of Seattle, one discovers amazing deep dish pizza, giant sloppy (and delicious) burgers, textbook fried chicken, tantalizing biscuits and even the Seattle hot dog made with grilled onions, jalapenos and cream cheese. Whether sampling fresh ingredients at the Pike Place Market or getting a bowl of noodles at a hole-in-the-wall shop, the Seattle food scene will satisfy your cravings each and every day of the week. Seattle, founded in 1851 as a logging and fishing town, has been home to farm-to-table techniques ever since. And that tradition carries on today - whether you're talking Taichi Kitamura's sushi, Edouardo Jordan's soul food or Renee Erickson's wood-fire oven-cooked veggies. And while this book is an expertly written guide to what's possible in the Emerald City, sometimes it is the unknown shops you discover along your path that forever stick with you - whether it's a brand new food truck or a $30 plate of heavenly pasta. But in the meantime, let Unique Eats and Eateries of Seattle be your food guide.
100 Things to Do in Seattle Before You Die (2nd Ed)
For many in the United States, Seattle is that city at the end of the road. "The far upper left corner of the country, right?" they might ask. "Where Starbucks and Nirvana come from, I think." These things are true, but there's so much more to discover in this crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Yes, the legacy of Nirvana still runs through independent music stores and radio stations, but the influence of Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, and many others also energizes the city's vibrant music scene. Food lovers will taste the sea almost everywhere, but Seattle's delicious eats are shaped by the cuisines of the world, from Asia to the American South. Sports fanatics will delight in the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks as well as thrill to the exciting and high-energy Rat City Roller Derby. If you're looking for adventures outside the arena, you won't be disappointed. Set in the middle of a nature-lover's paradise, the area offers mountain climbing, hiking, rivers, beaches, gardens--even seaplanes, if you want the view from above. Let this second edition of 100 Things to Do in Seattle Before You Die be your guide to the Emerald City, whether you're here for a festival, a family weekend, or a lifetime.
Jake Uitti is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Washington Post, Alaska Airlines Magazine and many other publications. He's lived in the Emerald City for 11 years after moving to the area from Princeton, New Jersey. And he's never gone hungry once.