10.01.2010

Something about Seattle. Part 1.

There are some things about Seattle that you must know before you go there.

1. The Ace Hotel in Seattle is not like the other locations. It's more of a 5-star hostel, than a budget hotel, if that makes any sense to you. We had one of the only rooms with a private bathroom. And there's only 1 employee working at any given time. Kind of like that I Love Lucy episode when they're driving across America and they stop in at a small town where the restaurant owner is also the mayor and the sheriff and the town doctor.
2. Salumi's hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 4pm. So plan your trip accordingly, because you must stop into this Italian sandwich shop owned by Papa Batali, Mario's dad. Our flight touched down on Friday afternoon so you know we trucked it over, luggage in tow, just before it closed. Unfortunately the more popular sandwiches were sold out, but you will never hear me complaining about any Italian deli meats. Our sandwiches were still incredible.
3. Totokaelo is as cute as it's online shop. Really well edited boutique, reminds me of Creatures of Comfort. I had my eye on a Mociun ring, and a pair of Opening Ceremony suede pumps.
4. Matt is in the Market. AHHHHHHH the seafood is off the chain in Seattle. Plump, healthy scallops, meaty prawns, it is straight seafood on steroids, which is how good seafood is supposed to be. The first night we had reservations at Matt's in the Market. Below is the prawn ceviche, and below below is my scallop dish that was to die for.

Another thing about Seattle: really keep in mind that everything closes early (6 or 7p) even on Fridays and Saturdays. I sprinted to half of these places trying to get there before it closed. Food wise this is rather important because the food is so fresh that they will run out and you'll be left with slim-pickins.

There's a part 2 where this came from, I SWEAR...

11 comments:

jamie-lee said...

I love your photos - and your tips about Seattle for when visiting. I'll have to keep these in mind should I ever visit x

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S.O.F.A.T. Blog said...

those scallops look bomb! and very cute first picture!


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jujmo said...

sallami!!!


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jomo said...

this series of blogs is gonna be amazing. great stuff!

Fashion Intel said...

I love that I Love Lucy episode! What a lovely trip Sam, I'm glad you had a blast and documented all this delicious food for us. This is now my official Seattle guide.

Carolyn said...

i'm from seattle and love all those spots! yay looks like you're having a good time so far :)

InnyVinny said...

Tell me you're starting guidebooks.

Next time I'm in Seattle, I'm definitely getting one of those sammiches.

Kate said...

Great pictures! The food looks so yummy.

jackie said...

been dying to check out totokaelo! jealous. and you are so cute its stupid.

themaykazine.com said...

OMGAH TOTOKAELO

k_lewis1 said...

I can't remember the last time I saw Salami lookiing that delicious.