I’ll pay homage to the local joints that are among my
favorites. Ballard is a special annex of
the city and I’m thrilled to call it home.
Here are a few of the gems that lie within the borders of this
Café Besalu: I
used to live within walking distance and what a blessing and curse! Now I still work my way over to enjoy their
sweet and savory pastries. The owner is
one of the most charming, pleasant and jovial businessmen I’ve ever seen. He folds the butter dough quietly and
methodically with a smile every time.
His pleasant demeanor makes me happy and so does the permeating smell of
butter and sugar!
Beloved dish: a slice of quiche
Special detail: Happy owner
Delicious drink: I’m not a big coffee/espresso drinker, but
my friends tell me it’s among the best in the city too.
a soft spot for pizza. It’s more like a
weakness. Fortunately for Seattleites
there are A LOT of options to choose from.
Fortunately for me, the best one in the city is stumbling distance from
my home. Delancey makes gorgeous
wood-fired pizzas with quality toppings.
I almost don’t like going by myself because I can only order one pie and
I really don’t like to limit myself. The
owners Brandon and Molly have created an oasis on 70th
have attracted the national press’ attention too. Molly has a loyal following of her own for
the beautifully crafted blog Orangette (http://orangette.blogspot.com
Beloved dish: Tie
between their regular “White Pie” vs. the seasonal Pedron
Special detail: Walking distance from home and bar addition
Delicious drink: I LOVE Lambrusco and pizza!