Traveling to Seattle? This is the thread for you.

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  1. soulfly

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    Well the far and away best place in town (Crafted) is closed Tuesday/Wednesday. I'm assuming you want to stay fairly close to where you're currently at, so either Thai House. Cowiche Canyon, or Yakima Steak

    Could head to Gasperetti's but it's in the shittiest part of Yakima, which is saying a lot.
     
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  2. BamaNug

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    Cowiche Canyon’s menu isn’t doing much for me, but it’s super close and highly rated.

    How’s Purrr?
     
  3. soulfly

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    Cowiche's menu is always a bit of a joke, in my opinion. Haaaa been to Purr once. I think it's supposed to be a gay bar :idk: but their food isn't anything to write home about.

    Take a peak at Yakima Steak Company maybe?
     
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  4. BamaNug

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    I’m an imperfect vegetarian, but Yakima Steak’s menu >> Cowiche.
     
  5. BamaNug

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    Is olive garden authentic?
     
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  6. soulfly

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    God-speed at finding anything vegetarian besides salad in this town :laugh:

    Also, I’m legitimately pissed that Crafted is closed. It’s a damn fine establishment, of which there is exactly one here. You’re rolling solo, so you wouldn’t be able to get my recommended experience , but for its absurdly low price point ($70 per person with a 2+ person requirement for the chef’s table, which is an 8 course meal) I’d put it up against pretty much anything in the state.
     
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  7. soulfly

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    Fuckin A right it is.

    I edited my original post, so you may have missed my added gasperetti’s rec. It’s in the worst part of town, but Italian.
     
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  8. BamaNug

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    Think im gonna roll with cowiche after 1-2 more beers at single hill.

    Checked out Wandering Hop before i checked into my hotel, liked it better than single (but both are still very good).

    Wanted to check out Bale Breaker, because i see their cans all the time, and fucking love their Top Cutter IPA, but it’s outside of the city/not walking distance
     
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  9. soulfly

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    Yeah Bale Breaker is way off the beaten path. They have tons of delicious stuff out there that either doesn’t get canned or doesn’t really make it out of their tasting room. Not sure what their thought process is with that, but hopefully they get it figured out soon.
     
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  10. BamaNug

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    There are so many Seattle breweries that brew amazingly good beer, but don’t distribute — I’m sure it’s a $$ issue I’m not privy to ... but man it’s a noticeable difference
     
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  12. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Of course I saw this thread only after I finished booking everything...my wife and I will be traveling to Seattle for four days at the end of February. It will be our first visit to the pnw.


    We are staying at Hotel Andra.

    We are planning to do aquarium and/or some museums one day. We will visit some wine tasting rooms in Sodo development one day.

    I currently have dinner reservations at Opus Co, Adana, and Dahlia Lounge.

    We would also like to do an Omakase sushi dinner one night. Is Kashiba worth the wait? How early would I need to get in line on day a Wednesday to secure two spots at the sushi bar? Or are other places which take reservations nearly as good? I've seen numerous recommendations for Sushi Kappo Tamura itt and I could book something there in advance.

    Did I fuck this up massively? Any tweaks or further recommendations?
     
  13. Name P. Redacted

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    The Pop Museum is pretty cool and not far from the aquarium
     
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  14. BamaNug

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    You're staying right next to the market, i left some tips for dollarbillhokie on the previous page for areas around there.

    I've never been to the aquarium, but it has an awful reputation. Seattle Art Museum is really cool.

    Kashiba is really good, yes worth the wait. Could also do Shiro's (same owner, same chef). You can call Shiro's and see if they have any reservations available. Out of the three reservations you listed, I've only been to Dahlia Lounge. It's good.

    Not sure of your preferences, but 2nd Ave in Belltown, right next to where you are staying, has a ton of great dive bars. Some other places in that area:

    -No Anchor - super cunty beer bar with some small plates
    -Navy Strength - cool craft cocktail bar right next door to No Anchor
    -Tilikum Place Cafe - amazing breakfast/brunch
    -The Nest is a dope rooftop bar, but won't be able to enjoy any views because of the weather
     
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  15. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Awesome stuff. Thank you.
     
  16. TC

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    It's a small museum, but I went to one about the gold rush in Seattle and it was pretty good. You learn about how people came to Seattle to get outfitted before making the trek up to the Yukon. Cool seeing stuff like the recommended list of supplies for each man, etc
     
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  17. TC

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    I somehow missed the pop culture museum, but this looks awesome. Exhibits on Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, guitars, video games, etc

    https://www.mopop.org/
     
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  18. Corky Bucek

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    About to takeoff from LAX. Staying a few blocks from Cloudburst, so could use a restaurant rec in the area. Will probably hit Holy Mountain tonight as well.
     
  19. BamaNug

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    I went to Holy Mountain this past Sunday, they have an IPA right now that is the tits.

    Food in the area:
    • Al Basha - awesome Mediterranean/gyro spot, open until 2 AM
    • Bangrak Market - new thai spot, is awesome
    • Cyclops - local bar with really good food. American-diner-style
    • Shiro's - famous sushi spot, if you're dining on the company dime
    • Umi Sake House - less expensive, lesser sushi spot, but still really good
    • Doner Box - small doner kebab place that opened recently, really good
     
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  20. Fecta23

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    It might be the worst aquarium in the country, dont waste your time. The Zoo is dope though, but its a 15 minute uber from downtown. Everything else looks solid.
     
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  21. Jimmy the Saint

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    Umi is really good. Some Random Bar had a good brunch, assume the rest of their food is pretty good. It's in that same general area.
     
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    I’ve been to both Shiro and Umi which were both really good. Did the omakase menu at Shiro a few years back.
     
  23. BamaNug

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    Some Random Bar is my go-to spot in the neighborhood. One of the best beer lists in the area (and one of the few bars that gets both Cloudburst and Holy Mnt taps).

    I think they have the best chicken wings in the city -- but they're Asian/fish sauce style, so not traditional.
     
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  24. BamaNug

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    Corky Bucek let's get a beer at Some Random Bar tonight.

    That was the scene of the crime where I met BayouMafia a while back, but he never called me back. Straight ghosted.
     
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  25. Corky Bucek

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    About to take off so not sure what time I’ll actually check in, etc but I’m probably down.
     
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  26. BamaNug

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    If you're staying near the Market/Cloudburst, it's walking distance
     
  27. TC

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    Tangent, what are the best few aquariums in the country
     
  28. BamaNug

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    I'm fundamentally against both zoos and aquariums, but the New Orleans and ATL aquariums have to be near the top.
     
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  29. Bruce Bowen

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    First trip to Seattle booked for my 30th in late July. I'm stoked :ths:
     
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  30. C Yank

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    Should be good weather. Nothing like summer in Seattle.
     
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  31. TC

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    Agree 100%. Seeing animals confined isn’t too cool. Would much rather see wildlife. Used to like zoos but with a little more age on me I can’t get the enjoyment
     
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  32. Weedlord420

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    Zoos have a purpose and I am both pro zoo and very pro wildlife preservation.
     
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  33. Fecta23

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    Atlanta and Monterey are amazing. A SURPRISING darkhorse is the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay in Vegas, its really great.
     
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  34. Jean-Ralphio

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    Still waiting for my call back from when i met BayouMafia I know your pain, friend.
     
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  35. BayouMafia

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    I’ll not sit here and be slandered thusly. I invited you to hang out with Zack Zedalis and me in the uncomfortably named neighborhood of White Center and you declined citing work but then secretly confided that you think Zack Zedalis is super lame which is completely untrue.


    Next time we are within a thousand miles of each other again beer is on me
     
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    I’m especially lame during lacrosse season
     
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  37. ANTWONE

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    Man I miss going to Seattle.. was out there a lot in the last year but haven’t been back since October
     
  38. Corky Bucek

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    Google tells me I’m a ten min walk from there. Waiting for an Uber at the airport.
     
  39. BamaNug

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    Cool. Later tonight? Like 8-8:30?
     
  40. Corky Bucek

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    Yeah I can make that happen. I’ll PM you
     
  41. BamaNug

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    And everyone is invited!
     
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    Cloudburst is closed on Tuesdays. :(
     
  43. Corky Bucek

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    At Umi fwiw
     
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  44. 941Gator

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    What was BamaNug wearing?
     
  45. Corky Bucek

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    Haven’t met him just yet. Give it a couple mins
     
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  46. Mix

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    Question for Seattle bros, if you were to open a hipster popsicle shop, what part of town would you recommend?
     
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  47. Fancy

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    Fremont, Ballard, cap hill
     
  48. Louis Holth

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  49. TC

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    Next to a dispensary :awesomeface:

    (Actually I think they keep them all in the outskirts in Seattle)
     
  50. BamaNug

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    Those are obviously the high traffic areas, but I imagine you'd pay an arm and a leg for rent.

    SoDo/Beacon Hill/Georgetown -- areas south of downtown -- are really up and coming and could probably save some $$$.