Monday, January 7, 2008

Back to the 2 0 6

I know you're digging the Mix-A-Lot reference.

I lived in Seattle for a few years. I worked at some great restaurants and lived in close enough proximity to the public market that I shopped there almost daily. It was a lovely time.

Whenever I'm back I make the rounds of my favorite spots. I know there's got to be new good stuff, but these are some goodies.

1. De Laurenti Specialty Foods
For bread, amazing cheese and charcuterie, and imported foods. And olive oils! And wine!

1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-0141

2. 5 Spot
Best breakfast in the city, hands down. Love the mason jars and the breakfast potatoes. In Queen Anne.

1502 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-7768

3. Monorail Espresso
Seattle's FIRST espresso cart. Don't order a double or you'll get four shots. Double is understood at Monorail, fool.

520 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-0449 (They have a phone in there?!? It's just a hole in the wall!!)

4. Macrina Bakery
Great potato bread and killer ginger cookies. In Belltown.

2408 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-4032

5. Pagliacci Pizza
For starters, it's pronounced Pal-ee-a-chee. Oh, man. I thought I couldn't get east coast pizza in the Northwest.

550 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 726-1717

6. Tutta Bella Pizza
OK - I haven't actually eaten here (my kids went with grandpa and we had the leftovers). It's the Northwest's first certified Neopolitan pizza - and I'm a big fan of that charred, thin crust 'za.

4411 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-3800

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