Twitter watchers might have noticed New York Times writer and former restaurant critic Frank Bruni eating and drinking (and jogging) his way through Seattle this weekend. He announced his presence Friday afternoon, tweeting "Oysters, oysters everywhere. And Dungeness crab, too. And a run with snowcap views. Damn it's easy to love Seattle."
Bruni spent Friday night on a cocktail crawl of sorts with Seattle Times food and drink writer Tan Vinh (who conveniently published his list of favorite cocktails in town the day before. The two visited bartender extraordinaire Murray Stenson at Zig Zag Cafe (Bruni proclaimed Stenson "a hoot") and hit up Capitol Hill speakeasy-style bar Knee High Stocking Co. later in the evening. The next morning, the man who famously chronicled his lifetime battle with weight in his memoir Born Round proclaimed to the Twitters, "The fried egg and pork belly sandwich at Madison Park Conservatory (Seattle) is a dream."
After that Saturday afternoon transmission we had radio silence from Bruni. We're guessing he flew out here to do some reporting for the Times' "The Tipsy Diaries" column. We know he wasn't here to eat at Canlis, though he did mention he has been to Walrus & the Carpenter. Let us know if you saw or heard tell of Bruni visiting any other Seattle spots this weekend.
· @FrankBruni [Twitter]
· Favorite drinks from the evolving Seattle-area cocktail scene [Seattle Times]