May 15th, 2008
Check out three of Seattle’s coolest small spots for great casual dining.
Skillet: Think gourmet farmer’s market when you think of what Skillet has to offer. A “kobe” style burger with pungent camberloza cheese and smoky bacon jam tempts, while a spring farro salad dotted with Washington asparagus, arugula, and shaven pecorino appeal to a lighter side.
Locations: Check website. Hours: Breakfast 9AM-10:30AM, Lunch 11ishAM-2PM.
Burgers, Fires, and Shakes, oh my! This Ballard gem serves up comfort food re-vamped and better than ever. Burgers are composed out of beef, buffalo, chicken or lamb and topped with a variety of sauces, from basil aioli to super garlic sauce (with about 13 others to choose from). The chalkboard menu also sports super sides, mac & blue cheese and sweet potato fries, and out of this world shakes and malts.
Location: 7302 15th AVE NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 9AM-6PM.
Pike Street Fish Fry:
Fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, and a bubbling vat of frying oil is what you get at the new Pike Street Fish Fry. Start off with fried asparagus spears and dip them into horseradish aioli. Nibble on crisp fried oysters plunked in a salsa verde. Sandwiches embody freshly grilled fish, snuggled in tight with pickled cabbage. The space is small, and you will most likely be standing to imbibe and snack; dining in the spirit of street food doesn’t get better than this.
Location: 925 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122. Hours: 5PM-Late