Seattle Weekend – Day 2
Day two in Seattle found us going between Stevens and Capitol Hill area to The Wandering Goose for brunch.
It’s a southern restaurant known for their biscuits (how PNW!) so of course I got the chicken & biscuits along with some grits.
I was more than ready to eat all this.
Phill got the chicken biscuit sandwich and wasn’t as confident in eating everything.
I also had a cinnamon roll, which looks fairly basic, but is definitely not something you want to skip.
After our meal we walked down the street to the Rite-Aid so Phill could get a toque and scarf since it was a little chilly out there for him. He was not happy with this picture. Now that he felt warmer we walked back down the street and then over to Capital Hill and explored that neighborhood.
We then took the ORCA back to the hotel, finding their station to look similar to the ones in Hollywood.
Back in downtown we went to the Central Library which is an architectural wonder.
Inside looks just as cool.
They didn’t have any books for Phill though.
From there we went down to the waterfront to take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel.
There were pretty good views of the city, and even the Space Needle.
They said we’d only go around three times, but we went around four, and then the fifth time we stopped to let people off.Afterwards we went up to Pike Place Market.
We actually went inside this time. The place is like a Grand Central Market on steroids with lots of vendors, restaurants and shops. It was far bigger than I thought it’d be.The original Starbucks, which had far too many people in line for us to consider waiting.
Instead we went down the street to a Starbucks Reserve.
We got two fancy drinks that are only available there. They were really good, I don’t know about $14 good, but good.
Phill enjoyed his.
After chilling in the Starbucks for a bit we headed down to the International District passing by Pioneer Square.
Once we arrived to the International District we knew just where to go:
The Seattle Pinball Museum!
The place has dozens of pinball machines, and after you pay a fee they’re all free play!
A new Star Wars one was cool, but difficult. We stayed there for almost two hours playing all the games, which ranged from the 60s to present day.
We capped it off with a bowling game.
When we left it was dark out and so we took an Uber up to Ballard to The Walrus and the Carpenter for an early dinner.
The place was hopping, but we managed to score two bar seats with no wait.
We had celebratory drinks.
We had two rounds of oysters, because that’s kinda what they’re known for.
The charred cabbage salad was nice, I liked the pears in it and the jalapeños gave it some nice heat.
And we also had some mussels and oysters, which was really good and also a must order.
Phill still wasn’t that hungry from our big brunch, so that was all we had to eat. We then decided to walk up and see what the Ballard neighborhood was all about.
It was definitely a cool spot in Seattle with a lot of shops, restaurants and bars.
After walking up and down the neighborhood we decided to stop in and get some drinks at The Gerald, which was good timing because it started to lightly rain. We savored our whiskey drinks.
After hanging out there for an hour or so Phill was getting hungry again so we went to Ballard Pizza Company.
The place was really busy, but the wait didn’t up being that long.
We had a split pizza, I had the Whole Hog, while Phill had tomatos, mushrooms and anchovies. It wasn’t the best pizza ever, but it was solid and filled us up. And then after our second dinner we took an Uber back to the hotel to call it a night.