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After seeing a few of Seattle’s attractions, we headed back downtown where I enjoyed some craft beer and small plates. My first stop was Old Stove Brewing Company.
Located within the MarketFront of Pike Place Market, the brewery and taproom features 24 taps of craft beer made on-site, as well as local cider, wine, a full bar, and a seasonally rotating food menu.
As usual, I ordered a flight where you can choose 5 different brews.
Afterwards I walked over to JarrBar. The small, intimate bar features cured seafood and meats paired with classic cocktails, cold beer, and wines from Iberia. It’s all inspired by Bryan Jarr’s travels throughout Portugal and Northern Spain.
I sat at the bar and ordered a glass of white wine and a tin of sardines.
These canned products are very high quality and very tasty, like those you would find throughout Portugal. All tins are served with lemon, Jacobsen sea salt, and Espelette pepper.
After a nice happy hour, I went back to the apartment for a while where I never got tired of the lovely view.
Later that night, I went back out for dinner. I originally wanted to eat at Kamonegi, but shortly after arriving a water main broke down the street and they had to close their kitchen. Bummer. So I ended up at Adana instead where Chef Shota Nakajima showcases Japanese comfort food using products from the Pacific Northwest.
Tasting menus are offered in the dining room, but I decided to try a couple a la carte bites at the bar along with a Japanese-inspired cocktail. I had the Pork Katsu Sando made with fried pork tenderloin, slaw, and Japanese Bread. I also ordered the Mabushi Bowl with crispy chicken, soy, rice, and thinly sliced egg.
It was a jam-packed day and I was ready to relax at the apartment for the remainder of the night.
The previous morning I found a restaurant serving authentic Filipino-style breakfast. Ludi’s has since permanently closed unfortunately. Many are hoping that they will reopen in a different location.
But I had to share the awesome breakfast I ate there. They served all types of silog and they had a Combo-silog– which included lumpia (Filipino spring roll), longanisa (sweet pork sausage), and a fried pork chop served with eggs and garlic fried rice. Um, yes!
The following day was our last day in Seattle. Before catching the train to Portland, I returned to Pike Place Market to have breakfast at Seatown Market Diner.
I remember watching Anthony Bourdain stop there on an episode of The Layover to have their fried egg sandwich with crab and avocado. Of course I had to try it.
I ordered a ginger beer and some yummy local oysters as a starter. They were so sweet.
The fried egg sandwich is made with a Dahlia Bakery English muffin, avocado, jack cheese, a fried egg, and Dungeness crab with a side of crispy hash browns topped with brown butter salt. It was all delicious.
We had such a nice time in Seattle. After breakfast, I returned to the apartment to pack and clean since we had a train to catch in a bit. Portland, Oregon was up next.
Old Stove Brewing Co.
1901 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
1432 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
1449 E Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Seatown Market Diner
2010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121