Why, hello, travel post! It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these, I almost don’t know where to start! And it’s not like I don’t have anything to post about. I still have almost my whole Yellowstone vacation last summer, as well as a few other random posts all waiting. But things got busy in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It feels good to get back to the “normal”!
How many of you have restaurant bucket lists? Don’t tell me I’m the only one. I always end up with so many places I want to eat when I travel. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times of visiting a city until I even make a dent on these lists.
And, well – Tom Douglas has been on my foodie bucket list.
Tom Douglas is an American chef who has a whole handful of restaurants throughout Seattle. And I want to visit every single one of them. A few months ago when I was in Seattle with Cascadian Farm, I purposely booked my flight a few hours early so that I’d have a few hours in the city to explore and eat. Seattle is one of my favorite cities, after all.
And it’s a good thing I’m ok with exploring and eating on my own. Because I had a date with Lola, and lack of companionship was not going to stop me.
I had been hearing about Lola’s breakfast for quite some time, so after checking into my hotel, I walked the mile to the restaurant. It was busier than I expected for a weekday morning, and I had to wait about 30 minutes for a table, but that wait was well worth it. I was lucky and got a small table outside on the patio. It was a bit chilly, but I had a jacket, so it was actually quite nice. Especially since I was by myself – it gave me the chance to people watch as people walked to work or shop. People walking by were probably wondering what the deal was with the girl ordering all the food and taking pictures of it. 🙂
I had already studied the menu before I went, so I knew I wanted to order the Eggs Benedict and the fresh doughnuts. The Eggs Benedict came with their very popular smashed garlic fried potatoes.
Those potatoes. I can totally see why there is such hype surrounding them. I am a potato person anyway, but those potatoes may have been the best part of the meal. I am still dreaming about them today. The Eggs Benedict was also very good, although the English muffin was a bit difficult to cut through, making for a messy meal.
And of course, I had to get their fresh Doughnuts. (I’m not kidding you – this was the perfect meal for me – potatoes, a runny yolk and doughnuts. It doesn’t get much better than this.) I had to use every ounce of will power to not eat every single one of those doughnuts. They bring them out hot in a bag with cinnamon sugar, then shake them up and dump them on the plate. They are served with seasonal jam and vanilla mascarpone. Simply heaven. I am a bit of a doughnut critic, but I’d definitely go back for the doughnuts. (and the potatoes!!)
It was simply a delightful meal – one that I enjoyed every bite of. I can’t wait to go back to Seattle to experience more from Tom Douglas!
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