Our friend Blake had told us about Capitol Cider, a bar/restaurant with a GIANT cider list-both on tap and in bottles from all around the world! Since cider is my "beer equivalent" drink, I was really looking forward to going! The amount of cider is almost overwhelming, but excitedly so. Being that Blake is a huge cider fan himself, he was a great help at helping me choose a couple to try. Between the four of us drinking, we probably tried about 10 different ciders, all unique. And I finally tried a full glass of cherry cider, something I had had only a sip of previously. I think Blake said they let you take home the bottle for a discounted price, which was very tempting to do. Overall, this was a great place for people who like cider, rather than typical beers!
Bainbridge Island is a nice little place just a ferry's ride from Seattle. We took a ferry over in the afternoon and enjoyed views of Seattle from the water and views of the Olympic Mountain Range. While on the island we stopped by two of the island's winery tasting rooms and a little wine shop that had a large selection of local Bainbridge and Washington wines.
One of my favorite things about the island is that it is all local businesses, there are no big chain restaurants/companies allowed. There are one or two on the island that are grandfathered in but other than that, everything you see is local! There are lots of artists and other little shops to stop in.
Seattle's ferries are great because they inexpensive and give you great views of the Puget Sound, Seattle and the Olympic Mountain range, not to mention they take you somewhere! We took a ferry to Bainbridge Island for the afternoon and came back at sunset, take a look below at some of the great views of the city from the ferry!
I LOVE pasta! Especially when it's freshly made. The chef at Il Corvo offers about 3 pastas daily at lunch time, each type of noodle homemade and prepared with fresh ingredients gathered from the market that morning. The little restaurant is only open until they run out of the pastas and our friend Blake said it's known for having lines of customers going out the door. In other words, this place is a delicious little gem!! It brought back memories of this small restaurant in Florence that my friends nicknamed 'Little Women', which had a menu that changed daily. Everything was always freshly made and it was damn good! Il Corvo was the first place back in the states that felt as fresh and delicious as that lovely little place in Italy.
We went out to Tap House with our friends to have a drink because of the insane variety that they had on tap alone. It was awesome, they had several flights for a great price and even create your own flights. Katherine really enjoyed it because she isn't a beer drinker but loves cider and they had enough on tap to make a flight of just cider!
It was kinda crazy when we were there though, the fire alarm went off and everyone had to leave their drinks and go outside. Once the fire marshal allowed us back in, we realized that we were the only table that stayed, everyone else ran out on their bills!
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!