Sunday, October 24, 2010

Endless Eats meets Seattle!

It was time for a vacation, which meant it was time for some new restaurants! Our destination cities were Seattle and San Francisco with a side of Sausalito. As you read the next series of posts, just remember Endless Eats is on a little field trip to Washington and Northern California.
The first stop in Seattle was the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Let me start by saying it was torture walking by all the fresh vegetables, seafood and beautiful floral arrangements because I could not buy any to take back with me. But, for anyone visiting Seattle for the first time, I highly recommend walking through the market - rain or shine (most of it is covered.). We did stop for some tasty fish and chips during a happy hour at one of the local pubs. The pub even had a Dunkel beer from Leavenworth, Washington. The best find of the trip!
Next, we decided to burn the calories off by walking about 100 feet to the market's local brewery to get some more beer at The Pike Brewery Company. I cannot believe this was my first time trying their beer. I must say I was pretty impressed. We ordered a sampler so we could try six of their beers.

Here were the beers included:

Pike Naughty Nellie - Golden Ale (One of Dylan's favorites - a light beer with nice flavor and little bitterness)

Pike Pale Ale - Heirloom Amber

Pike IPA - Indian Pale Ale

Pike Kilt Lifter - Scotch Ale

Pike Tandem - Double Ale (This one was my favorite with flavors of coriander and sugar cane. So good!)

Pike XXXXX - Double Ale (If you like hops and stout beers, you will love this one - a little too bitter for me, but many love it)

We had a great time and I was excited to find out there are plenty of places in Portland to buy these beers.

Next time you are in Seattle, check out the brewery for yourself (they also have a happy hour!)
1415 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98105-2017
(206) 622-6044
Open from 11am to Midnight / Daily
Anyone recommend any other breweries in the Seattle area?
Stayed tuned for another post on Seattle is pizza!


  1. This place sounds great! I just wish it was closer to me! I have to driver very far to go and eat there. :(

  2. We were in Seattle for my husbands class reunion and ate at Elliott's Oyster House on Pier 56 because it used to be my husband favorite place. Then we ate at Duke's because my brother and sister in law said it was the best place. They both tied for best in my book, but I will have to tell my SIL about your suggestions since she can check them out anytime!

  3. Why didn't I go there last time I was in Seattle?? Next time for sure!

  4. Agree with you - the market is such a great sight. Did you see the giant fish that "bites" you if you put your fingers near? What about the shoe museum... good memories. The seafood there is insanely big.

  5. Have you been to the SauceBox in Seattle? The food there is amazing it's worth your while. Another place to try in the Northwest is Bill's Tavern in Cannon Beach, OR. The beer there is quite good and so are their fish and chips and fish tacos. And if you happen to travel farther to eastern Washington, 6 Degrees Restaurant in Kennewick, WA. They have some of the coolest martinis and serve mac 'n cheese balls which are delicious.

  6. @Rebekah I have not been to SauceBox in Seattle...there is one in Portland though. The same? I will definitely try 6 degrees next time I am there....I grew up in Kennewick, WA actually so I am in that area often. Never heard of it...but I was not much of a martini drinker as a child. :) Thanks for the recommendations!