a couple weeks ago BK & I had a fun friday night date exploring on a Belltown Food Tour which my parents had given us for Christmas. It was a nice night out to walk around and the group was fun – six locals (which surprised me), plus our guide, Jill. First stop was Local 360, the only spot I had already been too (but is one of my faves). We kicked things off with oysters (a screaming deal during happy hour, only a $1 each) and carrot ginger. BK & I each got a cocktail as well – mine was called Woodlands Honey Bee, which was sweet & refreshing on a sunny afternoon.
Next stop was Rob Roy, a popular prohibition style bar where we enjoyed Gunpowder punch – with actual gunpowder in it!
Third stop was a special treat – early entrance into Shiro’s for a couple pieces of sushi before they open to the public. Shiro apprenticed under Jiro for those that have seen the recent movie. And if you have seen it, remember the guy that had to make all the eggs? He is now apprenticing under Shiro – He was working behind the counter as we arrived.
4th stop was Branzino, a nice surprise to find. I had heard good things and look forward to going back. BK had pasta bolognese, while I had ling cod – both were yummy.
Final stop was Spur gastropub, another spot I had been wanting to try. This was technically teh dessert stop and they served a great peach sorbet with some crunchy bits and foam. We got another cocktail here, and then also tried the smoked salmon crostini at teh recommendation of our guide – an amazing small bite piece. Still a bit hungry, BK also got sliders while I enjoyed goat cheese gnudi – both were delicious.
Fun night playing tourist in our own town!