Patio dining, outdoor music and new tasting rooms are just a few of the fun things happening in and around Seattle right now. Here’s a few of the things we did of late!
- Cascina Spinasse – after a slightly clunky dining experience my first time at this restaurant, it’s really grown on me. The pasta really stands out vs. other players in town, and the service, from the moment you open the front door, is really solid. Now, to score one of those outside tables…
- Tanglewood Supreme – this place continues to be an absolute favorite. The menu always impresses, and the ingredients are on par with any high-end seafood spot in the area. Also, if you haven’t heard, they’ve opened happy hour up to 4-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
- Fremont Fair – aside from the fact that my cellphone service sucked to no end throughout, spending a beautiful sunny day with a few of your favorite painted, naked cyclist friends, lots of open shops and street markets, and a bunch of live music was a fantastic way to kick off summer in Seattle.
- El Camino – had never made it into this Fremont spot, and we managed to score a great outside table during the Fair. Our food was super, the menu has a lot of classic options, and it wasn’t the touristy, not-Mexican-at-all types of places that tend to exist these days, unless you start hunting for them. We’ll definitely go back.
- WT Vintners – On Saturday, they unveiled their latest wine releases, including a 2012 Grüner Veltliner and 2010 Damavian Syrah. Really enjoyed the Grüner, and it’ll hopefully stay in our summer white rotation this year. Nice and crisp, and I’d expect it to hold up with that dinner you were preparing. [note: we've gotten to be good friends with Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, WT Vintners' winemaker; he was also featured in our 7.5 a bit back.]