Thursday, June 26, 2014

late night, date night

^^^ "life is better when you're laughing," and eating delicious food, too. ^^^

seattle is filled with numerous unique, eclectic and delicious dining locations.
we are fortunate to live in a city surrounded by food that is fresh
and made local.

i thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite date spots;
as i am always looking to try new foods and restaurant locations, 
please let me know if you have additional recommendations!

my favorite places to eat are not necessarily the most formal.
in fact, i find that eating out at restaurants that are
affordable and offer delicious food is greatly satisfying 
(and you can stick to a budget, too).

here are a few of my seattle favorites:

tavolata
an ethan stowell restaurant, tavolata offers a variety of 
soups, salads and pastas. lofted ceilings, soft lighting 
and bench seating make this date spot, located in the heart of bell town, unique.
my favorite item on the menu is the rigatoni pasta.

tnt taqueria
if you aren't familiar with tnt taqueria, located in wallingford,
you may never notice the space.
this tiny walk-up taco spot offers incredible mexican cuisine.
the line may be long, but it is worth the wait.
be sure to pair your tacos with their avocado cream sauce
(guacamole meets sour cream!).

wild ginger
located int he downtown area, wild ginger is one of 
my favorite asian restaurants.
the menu incorporates traditional dishes from china, 
indonesia, vietnam, and malaysia. 
the thai chicken skewers are my absolute favorite.

red mill burgers
sometimes your date can be as simple as enjoying 
a cheeseburger, with a milkshake on the side, of course.
red mill burgers, located in phinney ridge,
is the perfect date destination.
i typically order the red mill deluxe burger, fries and a coffee milkshake.
eat at red mill, or enjoy your food across the street for a picnic.

molly moon's homemade ice cream
complete any of the above dates, or a separate evening altogether, 
with incredible homemade ice cream.
with locations throughout the greater seattle area,
molly moon's won't disappoint. flavors rotate
seasonally, but a few classics include vanilla bean,
balsamic strawberry and stump town coffee.

have you tried any of these date spots?
which was your favorite?
please let me know if you have other recommendations, too.
xoxo.