The Tummy Hit List – Seattle, WA

At this time of the day tomorrow, I will be happily seated at Meat & Bread in Vancouver, BC with a glass of wine and a sandwich, sitting alone near the window and impressing strangers with my apparent lack of a gag reflex by swallowing said sandwich whole. Solo travel is so romantic, no?

But today, I am still in San Francisco, packing and mentally preparing myself for my week-long feast. First stop is Vancouver, BC but after that? Seattle, WA woohoo!

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Seattle, you sexy beast, you.

Like Vancouver and San Francisco, Seattle is a major coastal city with a lot of water everywhere. Like, a lot. To the west of the city is Puget Sound, a run off the Pacific Ocean, and to the east, Lake Washington. It’s all good though, because that means Seattle produces some of the freshest seafood on the West Coast!

Fresh seafood is one of the greatest joys of my life, outside of social justice and napping. There’s just nothing quite like eating something that had to die that day for you to consume, you know? It’s beautiful. It’s American. Perhaps I’ve said too much. Anyway, here is the list.

(As stated in my previous Vancouver Tummy Hit List post, this is not a hard and fast list at all – I will go wherever my tummy takes me!)

Seattle, WA

Progressive Happy Hour at Elliot’s Oyster House @ Pier 56

Fresh-shucked oysters on the half -shell every Monday-Friday are $1/each from 3 – 4 PM, $1.50/each from 4 – 5 PM and $2/each from 5 – 6 PM! Guess what I’ll be doing this Friday at 3 PM? Just guess.

Oysters are a reminder from god that s/he loves us and wants us to be happy.

Oysters are a reminder from god that s/he loves us and wants us to be happy.

Dinner at the Walrus and the Carpenter @ 4743 Ballard Ave NW

One of the most famous restaurants Seattle, serving up scrumptious seafood,  delicious drank and lovely decor. The only thing missing? My fat ass, sitting at that counter, eating everything I can reach.

The highly-acclaimed oyster bar at the Walrus and the Carpenter.

The highly-acclaimed oyster bar at the Walrus and the Carpenter.

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats @ 309 Third Ave South

You should know how I feel about cured meats and bread by now.

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This picture makes me tingly in all the right places.

Maneki Japanese Restaurant @ 304 6th Avenue South

One of the oldest Japanese restaurants on the West Coast, Maneki is motherfucking OG at almost 110 years old!

The anticipation is kind of killing me.

The anticipation is kind of killing me.

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant @ 6226 Seaview Ave NW

I’m an atheist and don’t believe in heaven, but I think biting into this sandwich would make me reconsider.

I like sandwiches, okay???

I like sandwiches, okay???

And much, much more!

Sweet baby jesus, doesn’t all that food look so good? Sometimes I can’t tell if I’m aroused or hungry anymore. Oh well, either way I’m almost there! Almost. There.

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See ya’ll next time – in Vancouver!

With Love,

Katherine

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The Tummy Hit List – Vancouver, BC

One morning a month ago, I woke up and thought to myself, “Fuck it, imma eat the Pacific Northwest.” (Quickly followed by “fuck it, imma put two teabags in my teacup today YOLO.”)

A gorgeous coastal city with a vibrant immigrant community and a food scene that reflects it , Vancouver, BC was my no-brainer choice for the first stop on the road to Ultimate Tummy Satisfaction. As the day of my departure draws near (August 7), I present to you – in my typical anal fashion – my Tummy Hit List!

Lookin' delicious, Vancouver!

Lookin’ good, Vancouver!

Now, dear reader, this is much more than just a list – it is a fucking WAR CRY  straight from my stomach. And despite what this list says, nothing is set in stone. If I finish eating at one place and crave for more, you can be sure I will take a bite out of the next person I see CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP OH YEAH.

Perhaps I’ve said too much. Anyway, here is the list.

Vancouver, BC

Day 1

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Sex in a sandwich.

Lunch: Meat and Bread @ 370 Cambie Street

I am a simple woman – I like carbohydrates and meat. I like them even better when they’re together.

Dinner: The Salt Tasting Room @ 45 Blood Alley  Square

Charcuterie and seasonal wines make my heart sing. (Also, you can totally tell I was drawn to this place with it’s super safe-sounding location for a solo female traveler!)

Ooo purdy!

Ooo purdy!

Day 2

Breakfast: The Twisted Fork @ 1147 Granville Street

The only thing I love more than social justice and working with youth is breakfast food. Solidarity can wait – banana-stuffed French Toast can’t.

A trendy breakfast joint in downtown Vancouver!

A trendy breakfast joint in downtown Vancouver!

Lunch: Toshi Sushi @ 181 E 16th Ave

Recommended by a co-worker of a very close friend of mine. Looking forward to checking it out and frightening strangers with how much food I can eat!

Sushi does my body good.

Sushi does the body good.

Dinner: Guu Izakaya Original @ 838 Thurlow Street

The first izakaya to open in Vancouver in 1993 with an excellent reputation for its combination of traditional izakaya fare and high quality drank!

Picture this: My ass cheeks firmly planted in one of those seats in the next week.

Picture this: My ass cheeks firmly planted in one of those seats in the next week.

If you didn’t begin salivating mid-way through this post, then you aren’t really alive.

Stay tuned for the Seattle edition of the Tummy Hit List! Until next time.

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With Love,

Katherine