“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.
1 day or 3 day itinerary
Field Trip to Seattle
My family and I visited Seattle recently, as we left Vancouver, I drove South on Highway 99 to the border and then South on interstate 5 (regular driving time 3 hours).
Arriving in Seattle we checked in to our hotel at the Kimpton Vintage Park. Our room had 2 double beds, also had a fold out couch, sitting chair and coffee table. In the bathroom a smart move for the environment (instead of the normal practice of providing mini bottles of shampoos and lotions, they have large refillable bottles in the shower as well as on the counter. On the plus side it is eco and the negative side is no more taking those little bottles home.
For dinner we walked 1 block to Sazerac Restaurant located at 1101 Fourth Avenue where our server Ryan greeted us.
1101 Fourth Avenue
Seattle , WA 98101
Adjacent to Hotel Monaco Seattle
At the corner of Spring Street
The next day I left the hotel and walked 7 blocks to Dahlia Bakery, a small bakery that is filled with yummy goodness.
From their rustic Breads, Apple Dumplings to the Pear Tarts, Coconut Crème Pie, to the Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies filled with peanut butter and much more including Whoopie Cakes, Chocolate Cookies and more. The bakery had a line-up that stretched out the door on to the sidewalk.
2001 4th Avenue
Back to the hotel, I did a workout in the fitness center, then checked out the business centre and then lounged in the lobby. After a rest, I then walked 1.3 miles North through the downtown area to Serious Pie in the Westlake neighborhood for lunch.
I have always wanted to visit as everyone I knew had been raving about the pizza.
Serious Pie Westlake
South Lake Union neighborhood, on Westlake Avenue at Harrison Street
401 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109 [map it]
Walked back to the hotel to pack up my things and check out. This was a charming hotel that was themed all about the wines of Washington, every afternoon they have a wine hour for guests to enjoy and mingle.
Kimpton Vintage Park Hotel
1100 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
Reservations: (800) 853-3914
Stay tuned for part 2 of my Field Trip to Seattle.
By: Richard Wolak