Seattle – 5/27/17 – JuneBaby, Canon, and Canlis

JuneBaby
I had high hopes but this was unfortunately the most disappointing meal of the trip.  The pickles were a solid start and it’s difficult to go wrong with pimento cheese (until the crackers were much too thin to support it).  The mac & cheese unfortunately was just not good and the shrimp & grits entirely flavorless.

mixed pickles

pimento cheese, pickles & saltine crackers

cast iron macaroni & cheese

gulf shrimps with Geechie boy grits & red sauce

buttermilk biscuits

Canon
I will leave this one with a Toby Keith lyric.
“I love this bar.”

Canlis
As I have said before, it is always good to take a break from chasing the newest and visit a classic.  The building that houses Canlis is fabulous but I am a sucker for mid-century modern.  Truly an awesome setting worth a visit alone.  Service was perfect and every course quite quite good.  We were even fortunate enough to enjoy a tour after dinner even though it was exceptionally late and we were the last guests to leave.

















Seattle – 12/12/14 – Barnacle, the Walrus & the Carpenter and Canon

Barnacle
What an absolutely lovely spot to enjoy a cocktail while waiting for a seat at the Walrus & the Carpenter. I only regret not returning after dinner for another drink with so many amaros to choose from.

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Cobble hill variation – fernet branca, carpano antica, bitter lemon soda

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The Walrus & the Carpenter
I had wanted to visit for what seems like ages but a trip to Seattle just never materialized. So when I found myself needing a few thousand more miles before the end of the year it was the perfect excuse. An absolutely perfect meal and a waldorf salad that I could eat every single day (and my mother will attest that I actually hate waldorf salad).

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Carrots,meta, caraway, mint

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Waldorf salad, cabbage, hazelnuts, pear, dill

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Scallop crudo, radish, smoked almond tarator, olio nuovo

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Steelhead salmon tartare, horseradish creme fraiche, rye

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Maple bread pudding, espresso butter sauce, whipped cream

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Canon
I was exceptionally lucky to almost immediately get a seat at the bar on a Friday night, especially after being quoted a 30 min wait. Canon truly is a whisky and bitters emporium and so many bottles made for a lovely view. I loved the bottled sparkling last word as a slight variation on one of my all time favorite cocktails.

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Sparkling last word

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Angostura-bourbon nuts

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And my favorite quote of the day:

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