#sEATtle: Best Bites of 2017

December 21, 2017

What a great year to be a fat kid, you guys! There were so many restaurant openings, so many incredible bites of food, and so so many Instagram food porn photos (sorry about that)! 

We ate steaks with a teddy bear, smashed oysters all over town, and ate burgers for an entire month (sorry, colon)!  I can't wait to see what kind of crazy food adventures we have in 2018, but first, let's look back at the year that was.

Here is the list of my favorite bites** of food this year. I HIGHLY suggest you try each and every one.

**Bites = not meal, not experience, just a fork full of yummy.

Shake Shack: Cheeseburger

Did I fly all the way to New York to try a cheeseburger? Yes. Yes I did.  Did Shake Shack announce that they were going to open up a Seattle location just a few weeks after I reviewed them on this very site? THEY DID!  Seattle is a great burger city, but trust me when I say we have room for one more, especially when it's as good as this! 

Cow By Bear: Lamb shank ravioli in balsamic and peaches.

Look, anytime a famous chef dresses up in a gigantic teddy bear costume and invites you to dinner, you go, ok?  Cow By Bear is a must try food experience, and although the meal finishes with a gigantic hunk of perfectly cooked red meat, this ravioli was my favorite. Just the perfect blend of flavors.

Cook Weaver: Braised Brisket with Hominy

One of my favorite places to eat on Capitol Hill is Cook Weaver. They are super playful with their food and so you are always in for a surprise when you show up.  My favorite thing to get there is this brisket and hominy. It's essentially a play on the Korean dish bibimbap (which is as fun to eat as it is to say)! Plus it comes with a dang egg on top...and you know how I feel about putting eggs on top, you guys. 

The Red Hot: Coney Dog:

Earlier this year I sent out a tweet asking for food recommendations in Tacoma and about 95% of the responses were about The Red Hot. Ugg just looking at this picture makes me want to go back and snap into another Coney Dog and guzzle it down with a beer off their extensive tap list. 

The Butcher's Table

South Lake Union had about 5,000 restaurant openings over the past few years, but not one of them had a better bite of food than a steak from The Butcher's Table. These guys take their meat seriously and know how to cook it to perfection.  Make sure you order a side of beef fat fries as well! 

What did you eat in 2017? 

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