On the advice of the ever-helpful Chuck Goolsbee of Digital Forest (a great ISP and co-location facility, by the way), I headed up I-5 to the West Seattle Bridge and over to Harbor Avenue to check out Salty’s on Alki Beach. Chuck also recommended Ray’s Boathouse, but I’ve gone there the last two times I was in town. Not to say I don’t like Ray’s–quite the contrary. Just wanted to try something new.
Salty’s bills themselves as the “Best View of Seattle in Seattle®” and I have to say, it was pretty awesome. The weather was almost hot and way too sunny for rainy Seattle, so sunglasses were the name of the game on the outdoor patio today (they even would bring you some if you wanted).
I always feel stupid not ordering seafood in a coastal town, but Walleye is the only fish I really love and I get pretty damn good Walleye in Minnesota. This menu item caught my eye, however:
“Land and Sea”
4-ounce Filet, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Crispy Fried Onions, 4-ounce Salmon or Halibut, Champagne Beurre Blanc, Lemon Caper Relish, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, House Vegetables
Expensive, but I worked right through lunch installing servers, so it was totally worth it in my mind. If I hadn’t been so hot sitting in the sun, I would have tried one of their signature desserts too–the white chocolate mousse cake sounded especially good.
Good excuse to go back again, though, right?Originally published by DK on July 15, 2007 at 11:36 pm