Hello Nerdie Foodies! We are back from a whirlwind weekend in Seattle and not only did I gain approximately 50 pounds while in Houston, I’m pretty sure I added to that after Seattle as well. Here are the spots we checked out while we were in town for MoPOP’s Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit! And we are also introducing the newest member (and mascot) to the Nerdie Foodie family, so keep reading!
Culture Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
First stop was to refuel after going through the Marvel Exhibit at MoPOP. We decided to stay at the museum instead of venturing out as we wanted to spend as much time here as we possibly could. Rach and I each had the soup of the day (potato leek), fresh orange juice, and we shared the cheeseburger and waffle fries. Delicious! The burger came with house-made potato chips, they were thick cut and extra crispy. I can’t decide which one was better though as both the waffle fries and the house-made chips were equally yummy. The burger was juicy and it got a little messy to eat – which means it’s a burger done right. The potato leek soup just hit the spot! Check out their website here for more info!
For dinner we checked out this spot which is inside the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel and it has its own street entrance. After a full day at the museum, we decided to each get our own order. I had a virgin mojito to quench my thirst, followed by the classic Caesar salad and mac ‘n cheese with bacon and mushrooms. Rach had the pork belly and beet salad, and the friend we were with had the mac ‘n cheese with short ribs and a blackberry margarita. The mac n’ cheese dish might have been small, but it certainly filled us up! I could barely finish mine since it was super cheesy and creamy but the mushrooms and bacon were worth the extra charge! Check out the rest of their menu here!
This place is a must visit every time Rach and I come to Seattle. This time however, we finally got to sit at the bar inside the place – most of the time we do take out from their take-out window because the lineups are ridiculous. But the pies, the pies are so worth the wait! The pie of the day was the banana cream, but I always seem to order the same pie – apple crumble, it’s that crunchy topping that gets me every time. Rach had the Desserted Island pie that is filled with yummy berries! For drinks, our group had the Apple Pie Mule (so tasty!), the Butter Baby (minus the whipped cream) and the Peppermint Heat! Nothing like pie, ice cream, and booze to make it a good night. Check out their website here!
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
When outlet shopping, sometimes you just need a soft pretzel to keep you going. Enter Auntie Anne’s pretzels. This pretzel chain has a fairly large variety of options to choose from aside from your regular soft pretzel. I got the roasted garlic and parmesan cheese pretzel. It was pretty good and I’m pretty sure I got the garlic powder and parm all over me when I was eating it. Rach got the sour cream and onion pretzel and deems it delicious! If you’re ever wanting a quick snack, check out their locations here!
A small diner in Everett, WA. We decided to stop by Funko HQ on the way home, but before that we’d also get some brunch at a local diner. The reviews on Google looked promising but they close at 12pm (noon) on Sundays. We had less than an hour to get there, thankfully the roads were pretty clear and we were able to get there in time! When you walk in, you can feel the warmth and familiarity the waitress had with each of the regular customers. Such a great atmosphere! I had the Colby special that came with two eggs any way you want them, a slice of toast (it comes pre-buttered and a good portion of jam!) and hashbrowns. Rach got the Cruisin sandwich which comes with two eggs, sausage, cheese and a side of hashbrowns! Talk about starting our day off right! The prices are cheap and the portions are big enough that it will definitely keep you fully satiated. But watch out, they’re only open for breakfast and lunch. Sundays they’re only open till noon!
These were the spots we were able to check out during this visit to Seattle, hope you check them out if you decide to stop by! We decided to make an unplanned visit to Funko HQ while we were in Everett since the last time we were there was for Funko HQ’s Grand Opening weekend (check out the post here). It was time for me to make my very own Freddy Pop! And so, to conclude this week’s Nerdie Foodie post, I’d like to introduce to you…
If there are other spots you think we should visit the next time we’re in Seattle, let us know in the comments. And if you are in the Seattle area between now and January 2019, check out the Marvel exhibit (here) as it is totally worth it in my humble opinion.
‘Til next time,