I’ve never been much of a chocolate person.
Growing up, chocolate gave me a sore throat if I ate even more than a few bites. So I always thought chocolate wasn’t really for me. I became a person who chooses savory over sweets most times.
When I was older I learned why chocolate hurt my throat. It’s because I grew up with the Hershey’s and Nestle’s of the world, where the main ingredient is sugar. When I learned about artisan chocolate and the “bean to bar” philosophy, I became aware of how chocolate is made and why you should consume (mostly dark) chocolate from respectable makers.
The Pacific Northwest fortunately has a lot of artisan chocolate makers, probably because we’re an area of the nation that cares a lot about our health and sustainability. As a result, I’ve become a “chocolate person”. And these artisan chocolate makers are the reason for that.
If you’ve read any of my recent travel guides, you know I love wine. But I also love me a good cocktail. There are a ton of craft cocktail places in Seattle with really excellent bar programs. I’ve been to enough that I’ve started to identify the best places to go and, most importantly, the best drinks to order.
I’m always sharing with my friends what drinks to seek out, but it’s time I share it with everyone else. Here is the list of some of my favorite bars and the best cocktails in Seattle you must try.
If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m completely obsessed with steak tartare. I’m a complete savage when I go to restaurants. If they have this popular raw meat dish, I will be ordering it.
I started to realize that not all steak tartares are created equal. So I created a Trello board with a running list of all my favorites (I know, I’m a nerd). Rather than let that list go to waste, I thought I’d share with you where to find the best steak tartare in Seattle.