What We Ate: Ballard Avenue, Seattle, Washington
Yes, you read that right, I’m doing a whole post ALL about FOOD! I’m not sure when it happened or where it came from, but I REALLY like finding good eats. I eat portioned healthy meals 99% of the time, but if you ask any one of our friends, they would tell you I LOVE to eat! I have been known to throw back whole (heftily portioned) breakfast burrito and pancakes and I almost always have room for an arepa (or two)! So when you put Kervin and I together, we can do some serious damage. 🙂
As you can read in this post, we started our anniversary trip this past September in Seattle for an evening of, yep, you guessed it, eating our way through Ballard Avenue. We had both previously visited Seattle and Portland on a previous trip to the PNW, but had yet to discover the awesomeness of this laid back area of the city.
We had planned to start at The Walrus and The Carpenter, but arrived a little early so decided to explore the shops before they opened at 4:00 pm. The street is lined with cute boutiques and bars, and we casually peeked in until we made our way back.
Appetizers and drinks: The Walrus and The Carpenter
What to order: Oysters-ask your server for recommendations if you are unsure! Kervin decided the texture just wasn’t for him, but I couldn’t get enough! Cheese board: great selections that change regularly
Insider scoop: Arrive early! Avoid a long wait by arriving at least 10-15 minutes before they open at 4:00 pm. The restaurant is tucked in the back down the hallway with a bar area and small dining tables.
What to order: Calabrese Pepperoni pizza- with just a hint of honey which turns up all the flavor! We also ordered the roasted brussels sprouts and dutch fries. I just couldn’t resist dessert and ended up trying both the chocolate mousse and the ice cream sandwhich, both were phenomenal!
Insider scoop: They have the a really great charcuterie selection! We ended up getting a table in sight of the cutting station where the staff cut amazing slices of meats and added picks of cheese with varying sides of pickles and breads. It’s a pretty busy place, so I would recommend making reservations a week or two in advance.
Dessert: Molly Moon’s Ice cream
We actually ended up saving this treat until our return trip right before heading to the airport. We hopped in our rental car and made our way to the U Village location for this delectable treat! They have “always” and rotating seasonal flavors, making it oh so difficult to make a decision! I ended up with a berry (seasonal) flavor and the scout mint, and Kervin went for his usual coffee flavor trying the Stumptown coffee! It was definitely worth the drive!