Welcome back to Eater Seattle's Something for the Weekend column. Every Friday, you probably think the same question: Where should I eat and drink this weekend? Covering brunch, dinner, and everything in between, here now, three places to try this weekend.
October 16, 2015
Woodinville's Locust Cider is quietly producing some of the best cider in the region. Brothers Jason and Patrick Spears have built an inviting tasting room for sampling their dry, wine-like cider, which is becoming available in bottleshops and taprooms around the region. Don't miss the Sweet Dark Cherry, which placed first in Sip Northwest's Best of the Northwest for Best Fruit-Infused Cider.
This restaurant and bar on Westlake is dead on weekends, which is a shame because there's great food and drink here. Your best bet is happy hour, which runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes discounts on tasty bites like blistered shishito peppers and beef sliders. There's also weekend brunch, and discounted wines on Sunday nights.
Super Six is the latest from the Marination team, so there's your first clue that the food rocks. Weekend brunch just launched last Saturday, but it's still undiscovered so there's no wait. Tuck into a bowl of kalua pork and fries (The Hangover) or a spicy Hawaiian quesadilla, and wash it down with bottomless mimosas. And here's a bonus: Dawnelle, everyone's favorite Marination Mobile taco slinger, is here on weekends while the food truck takes a winter break for repairs.
October 9, 2015
DIN TAI FUNG
Sometimes you've just had the kind of week that makes carb-loading a necessity. Or maybe you're training for a marathon. Whatever, you don't need an excuse to eat at Din Tai Fung. With locations in the U Village and Bellevue, this internationally-renowned chain specializes in delightful little pillows of deliciousness, like xiao long bao (soup dumplings), all manner of wontons, and fluted miracles called shao mai. The staff is friendly (although it's always packed) and willing to show you the ropes if you've never eaten here before.
Yes, we're telling you to go eat at a grocery store. But here's the deal: the soups are always out of this world, as are the prepared foods. Healthy and maybe a bit pricey, sure, but reliable when you really just need someone else to cook for you. Also, tomorrow they're hosting the 6th Annual Cascadia Cheese Festival, which is always a good time.
FARM's REACH CAFE
Though a bit farther afield, Farm's Reach Cafe in Chimacum is worth the drive. They're surrounded by farms, which is how they source most of their food, and it's all delicious: massive breakfast burritos, soups, sandwiches, and an array of beautiful baked goods.
October 2, 2015
The Little Uncle team is busy preparing to open a larger sibling spot, Big Uncle, a few steps away from the walk-up window on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, they're still doing great things with a comically limited space: sala bao, braised pork cheeks in a steamed bun; a bad ass pad thai; and daily specials like the khao mun gai, poached chicken served with fried garlic and chicken fat rice, spicy soy and ginger sauce, winter melon broth, and fresh cucumbers.
Meat and Bread
The hype seems to have died down surrounding this first Seattle location for the insanely popular B.C.-based Meat and Bread, but it's still worth a trip. And now it's easier to find a seat. The oft-praised porchetta is just ok; aim for the meatball sandwich, which is worth the effort to eat.
Oh, sweet Glo's. This perennial favorite comfort food diner on Capitol Hill is worth squeezing into, whether you crawl here the morning after a long night or pop in at 2 a.m. after the bars close. There's always a wait for the massive breakfasts here, so call ahead and get your name on the list. Pro tip: Get the coffee bread to start, even if it means you can't finish your omelet.