It snowed this morning and everyone in Leavenworth is so happy! Right now, sun rays are radiating into the shop- I feel like a sleepy cat by a window. It is amazing.
The past week or so has not been so beautiful. We've been stuck in a foggy- haze with breaks of freezing rain. For our weekend, Noah and I needed to escape. We headed to Seattle where, much to our delight, we found sunny skies and perfect sweater-weather.
We also sought out some fine food fare.
Our first stop is usually Bitterroot, followed by Lighthouse coffee in the morning. This trip did not break pattern.
Of course, we had to do "research" and check out some new, hot spots.
At Morsel + Bean we tasted delicious biscuits. As their slogan suggests, these biscuits are made by people who care and it is much appreciated.
Tuesday night, we made our way to Taco | Tiki | Tuesday at Essex. This place was packed and rightfully so. It was quiet delicious. Holly + Chris (Noah's sister and boyfriend) shared a flaming tiki drink (the name escapes me now) that was impressive in presentation and taste. We highly recommend the beef tongue tacos. SO GOOD.
Wednesday morning, we visited an old standby, Cafe Press (we also love it's sister, Le Pichet). For breakfast, we ordered OEuf's plats, jambon, fromage (or two eggs broiled w/ ham + gruyere) and the Sandwich en baguette w/ liver terrine. Let me just tell you that pate is the best for breakfast. The French know what's up when it comes to food.
For lunch, we met our good friend Kevin for Pho. Living inland, it is hard to get your hands on good Asian food. It was quiet refreshing. This time, I also ordered the Cafe Sua (coffee w/ condensed milk). Don't be surprised if soon there is something similar on the menu at Argonaut...
On our way out, we wanted to stop by Slate. The "poetry in a cup," as Sosh describes. A third wave coffee roaster and tasting room, we were drawn to its simple layout and effective talent in highlighting the uniqueness of coffee. You should definitely check them out!
Although we had a lovely time in Seattle, we're glad to be back in the shop and have tons of ideas to bring you soon. Stay tuned...