Dot’s Delicatessen – Seattle, WA
My husband has been raving about this place for a while now so I finally joined him for lunch the other afternoon. What a great spot! Not only can you count on getting one of the best sandwiches in town here but you can buy their homemade sausages, patés, locals meats and condiments here. It’s a one stop shop for lunch and dinner:)
My husband’s go to is the Reuben (which is pretty fabulous I have to say) but I decided to venture out and get one of their specials that day – the Grass Fed Patty Melt with melted gruyére, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and dijon on sourdough bread. Wow…was that good or what! Rich, yes but definitely not something I eat on a regular basis so the splurge didn’t feel that crazy. The poutine on the other hand…:) The gravy was some of the best…perfectly smooth, the flavors were spot on and it coated the fries just right. And what’s poutine without Beecher’s cheese curds?
I plan on visiting this place many more times in the future and I look forward to taking home some of their sausages for summer BBQ’s. I’d also like to try Dot’s for dinner one of these nights. Stay tuned!
The Grass Fed Patty Melt…it was everything you would hope it to be:) I especially loved the dijon on it.
Poutine with Beecher’s cheese curds. How can you go wrong with that?!
I had to get a little green in my lunch seeing that the rest of it consisted of meat, bread, cheese and potatoes:)
I feel lucky to have the Pike Place Market so close to my house. Does that mean I go there as often as I should? No. My excuse? I’d probably default to the lack of parking but at the same time there are lots you can pay for so that’s not good enough. The truth is I have no excuses and should go there more often. It’s not just a tourist’s destination. It’s a local market full of farm fresh produce, seafood, affordable fresh flowers…it’s our local farmers that we should be supporting more. Not to mention all the ready-to-eat food. Where do I start?! I’m a sucker for Beecher’s…DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine…The Crumpet Shop…Piroshky-Piroshky…Lowell’s…La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe and Specialty Foods…the list could go on and on. My advice is to go in the late morning and eat your way through for lunch:) Go with a friend and share so you’re not stuffing your face but so you can try enough different things without feeling like your pants are going to pop.
La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe and Specialty Foods – go for some great wine tasting and tastes of truffle goods…yum!
Mr. D’s Greek Deli – great gyro’s here!
Beecher’s Cheese – there’s a viewing window to show you how and where the cheese is made not to mention plenty of delicious foods to buy. The “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese is pretty amazing…the name says it all.
Piroshky – Piroshky – Does it get much better than a beef and onion piroshky? Nope:)
Cook – St. Helena, CA
With so many amazing, credible restaurants in Napa Valley…how do you choose? I’ve only been to Cook twice (once for lunch, the other for dinner) but both times left me wanting to go back. Located on Main Street in St. Helena it’s a small, quaint place with great decor inside. They pride themselves on using local and seasonal ingredients and showcasing simple yet elegant North Italian food.
I highly recommend making reservations for dinner since they get full fast. Lunch on the other hand I would say you have a much chance of just walking in.
The burger on a ciabatta roll with aged cheddar and grilled onions…yum:)