Fresh seafood, beautiful waterfront and downtown nightlife highlight first visit to Seattle

24 Jan

View of the Seattle skyline from Kerry Park.

Somewhere between a huge, thick pancake and a fluffy biscuit is the savory Dutch Baby. Bacon and broccoli are cooked throughout the warm and moist baked dough, the top is covered in sharp white cheddar, and the croissant-like outer crust puffs out along the edges of the small skillet. This brunch dish at Tilikum Place Cafe is one of the best I have ever had on the West Coast and a great kickoff to my first visit to Seattle.


The savory Dutch Baby at Tilikum Place Cafe in Seattle.

The fresh seafood, the waterfront, the parks and the downtown nightlife are enough to convince me to move to Seattle in the next five years. Seattle has that big city atmosphere without feeling overcrowded with people and traffic. Being the awestruck tourist, I loved the sight of the Space Needle outside my friends’ apartment window and the snow-capped Mt. Rainier from afar at Myrtle Edwards Park.


Fresh seafood on display at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

There’s no shame in doing all the touristy stuff: shopping at the Pike Place Market, visiting the famous Market Theater Gum Wall, walking along the waterfront near Pier 70, and viewing the beautifully lit skyline from Kerry Park. The send-off was sampling from the extensive list of ciders at Capitol Cider and performing Japanese-style karaoke at Rock Box, where patrons get to reserve private rooms to drink and sing silly songs with their friends.

These places make for a great Seattle to-do list, but there’s so much more to explore. Check out the photo gallery of my trip to this great city.

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Posted by on January 24, 2016 in brunch, comfort food, seafood, travel


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4 responses to “Fresh seafood, beautiful waterfront and downtown nightlife highlight first visit to Seattle

  1. pam carter

    January 24, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Dear Munch Hunt…thoroughly enjoyed your article on your Seattle visit. Will definitely put it on my “bucket list” of places to visit. Thank you.

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    • tarryljackson

      January 24, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Thanks! It’s a beautiful place, and I’ll definitely have to return there soon 🙂


  2. missaudrain2010

    January 24, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Love the post, Tarryl! Great pictures and love reliving our adventures. Glad you liked Seattle!!! Xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • tarryljackson

      January 24, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, it was a great trip, and I’ll be back soon 🙂



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