Cali Girl Does Seattle - Día Dos1:44 PM
So not Sleepless in Seattle...
, that's adult sleeping in. We had lunch reservations at , so we knew we better get going if we wanted to do anything beforehand. J found a place that sells legit coffee and donuts, he's my hero! We threw on comfy's and walked to Top Pot Doughnuts, which was only a few blocks away. I absolutely loved this spot, if we could, we'd franchise it here in Sacramento. The walls are lined with built in book shelves filled to the brim with books. There are two stories and it's a lovely setting. There is a case full of donuts, all the lovely kinds and flavors. But their coffee, just the regular drip, was really, really good. I couldn't decide so I got a maple bar and a chocolate cake glazed, while J went with a cherry apple fritter. The donuts are Marie's good, but they are good enough.
|Coffee makes me happy!|
Pro Tip: Make a reservation (Open Table is so easy) at Sky City and you don't have to pay the entrance fee for the SN or wait in their long line to go up. Caveat (huge) it's pricey, but not when you factor in the $22 fee to go up to the top.
|View from the elevator!|
Then we decided we were getting hungry and we'd go eat. On another recommendation we sought out Joule. Neither of us looked into it, we just went on the recommendation.We basically had to retrace our last 30 minutes of walking and we passed by the Troll again. This time I made J take a pic with me and of me with the Troll #InstagramHusband.
Then we found the restaurant. I think we both were a little cranky and tired from walking all day, but we went with it. When you walk are two very open aired restaurants -- one on your right, looks like Pottery Barn and one on your left, looks more Posh with a side of Urban Outfitters, which was Joule. Apparently its the place to go, so since we didn't have reservations we were stuck at the 'shared table experience'. I know this is not J's thing at all, but he went with it, since it was the easiest thing to do.
So, we like to eat. But I'd say we are way more on the traditional side of eating. So, this menu was a little fancy for our bones. We both were hungry, but not too hungry even though we both ordered entrees. For him, Kalbi Burger -- sans horseradish, giadiniera (just looked this up, relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil), and for her, Prime Bavette Steak -- truffled pine nut, artichoke. Oh my pine nuts! My steak was amazing, although 6oz is NOT enough! But the pureed truffled pine nuts was amazing, I wanted to eat it by the spoonful, it was amazingly smooth and flavorful. Why did I ever not eat truffled anything before? J's burger was a little weird, the Kalbi was a little rare in the middle of the burger for me and the texture was weird, but I still ate it and mildly enjoyed it. We didn't even order drinks or dessert, although we looked at the menu. Listening to our table mates the entire dinner was infuriating, yet hilarious as well.
By the end of dinner, we were exhausted so we Uber'd back to our hotel. There we were hanging out and decided dessert was necessary. After a little research, J picked Pie Bar.
Literally, Pie + a Bar. Best idea ever. The shuttle dropped us off in front of a little window with a flashing open sign, which held pies in said little window too. Once we found the door, we went in to this odd triangle shaped bar and grabbed a snug seat at the bar. The owner and another employee were bustling about behind the bar. We had no idea it was an actual bar, in addition to pie, until we took in the whole sight.
Instead of calling the shuttle, we sauntered into John John's Game Room, which was bar that peeked J's interest when we arrived at Pie Bar earlier. A bar and arcade games, just like Coin-Op back in Sac, but on a much smaller scale. It definitely had a hipster vibe, as were much of the patrons. J played a handful of games, but neither of us grabbed a drink. I called the shuttle to pick us up and J played games until it arrived. I tried my hand at a game of pin ball, but I should just stick to games that are played on a field, not in a machine!
We made our way home and called it a night, as we had an early wake-up call for our trip to Canada the next AM.
Our only full day in Seattle and we killed it!