Seattle: A Weekend of Meals

Recently, my family and I spent a weekend in Seattle to visit relatives for the holidays. Here is our adventures in dining out in Seattle.

Soon after landing in Seattle, we met up some of the family at U Village for a quick bite. My husband and I split the Housemade Veggie Burger at JOEY Kitchen. It was probably the best veggie burger I have ever had. The arugula and avocado added to the deliciousness of the meal.

Veggie Burger @ JOEY Kitchen
Veggie Burger @ JOEY Kitchen

The following morning, we decided to visit the restaurant of our hotel (Hyatt Olive 8) for breakfast.  The restaurant, Urbane, features meals made with local, organic ingredients. I ordered a egg scramble with caramelized onions and botanero cheese- served with tasty home fries and toast. My husband and daughter both had the classic benedict, also served with home fries. For both meals, the home fries are served with a house-made chunky tomato sauce. Everything about the meal was perfect! (Side Note: I need to start adding caramelized onions to my own breakfast scrambles!)

After breakfast, my husband’s parents picked us up for a little trip towards the mountains. It was not snowing in Seattle and my daughter wanted to see snow (something we rarely see in Houston). After about an hour or so, we arrived at Salish Lodge. First, we took in the beauty of the waterfalls nearby and then decided to warm up by having a light meal. After reviewing our dining options, we opted to be seated in The Attic– which is a casual environment featuring a stone hearth pizza oven. Our family was lucky enough to get a table next to the window so we could continue enjoying the beautiful waterfall and watch the snow gently dance in the air.

First, we enjoyed the House-Made Potato Chips served with a caramelized onion and herb sour cream dip. It was incredibly mouth-watering.

House-Made Potato Chips and Dip
House-Made Potato Chips and Dip

Next, we ordered two pizzas for the table. The Roasted Wild Mushroom pizza is a white pizza topped with fresh Parmesan, Mozzarella, arugula and then drizzled with a balsamic reduction. The second pizza was a classic Margherita with fresh Mozzarella, basil and a delicious oven-roasted tomato sauce.

That evening, we gathered at my husband’s sister’s house to celebrate an early Christmas and share presents. Holiday time with the family is always a heart-warming experience. 🙂

The following morning, and our last day in town, we ventured out to Portage Bay Cafe in South Lake Union. My daughter took advantage of the breakfast bar by ordering the classic french toast. It is served plain, but a visit to the breakfast bar provides a variety of seasonal fruit, nuts, organic maple syrup and whipped cream. Of course, she topped off her french toast with loads of whipped cream and strawberries. My husband and I shared the Farmer’s Hash- which is fresh organic vegetables, roasted onions, potatoes, herbs and apple chicken sausage topped with over easy eggs. The combination of vegetables and chicken sausage was unique, but perfect!

Farmer's Hash
Farmer’s Hash

Overall, we enjoyed our time in Seattle visiting family and exploring the city’s culinary offerings.

Happy travels and good eats! Cheers! x



5 thoughts on “Seattle: A Weekend of Meals

  1. Oh my goodness I’m so happy your wrote about Seattle. I lived there during 2012-13 doing volunteer work, and there are many things to do. The weather was horrible and depressing, but it’s a great city. And the surrounding area is gorgeous, as I’m sure you found out.


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