Whenever I am looking for something super foodie fun to do in Seattle, I don’t need to look far – there are tons of foodie blogs, magazines, and websites that make it easy to find whatever my heart desires (or things I didn’t even know my heart desired!).
Food blogs are a great first place to look if you want something new and different. I love reading Nancy’s blog All You Can Eat from the Seattle Times, for news about restaurant openings/closings, picking fresh and ripe produce, and juicy industry buzz! Rebekah’s blog, Devouring sEATtle from the PI, is great for learning about new chefs, fun kitchen gadgets, and great new restaurants. Aside from these two ladies there are dozens of blogs covering Seattle’s food beats. If I want a diner’s perspective on a restaurant, Yelp and Urbanspoon are great resources. And, if you want to put your two cents in, you can “log on” and write a review of your own!
Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan put out annual Seattle food guides in the spring (be sure to save that copy!) and have restaurant reviews throughout the year. I love thumbing through these magazines and coming across little gems, like wine tasting, new gourmet food shops, and food events. There is always so much to do and taste in Seattle!
And if you are looking for a real adventure, or have foodie guests in town, take them on a food tour put together by Angela at Savor Seattle. The walking tours are a great way to try local restaurants and get a little exercise! My assistant Mary, a Seattle native joined up with Angela last summer, and though she had visited the market more times than she can remember she was surprised at how much she learned with the Savor Seattle crew.
Sometimes the greatest adventures of all happen in your very own kitchen. Visit one of the many local farmer’s markets (see my last blog entry!), buy what looks best, and be creative! If you are ever at a loss for a recipe, there are hundreds of websites that offer free, easy recipes, including right here!
Seattle has so much to offer, so do some research, get out there, and eat!