Well, we now have our mission, and we have approximately 25 days to plan our approach since we don’t actually move to Seattle until July 20th. But, how do we decide where to go? If you Google “Seattle Restaurants” you get a map that looks like it has the measles (see below.) There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Seattle proper, so figuring out where to start is a bit daunting. I have a few ideas of places to go based on suggestions from friends, TV, and newspaper stories. I also started to peruse some of the well known lists:
First, there is Zagat’s ‘Most Popular’ list.
Then there is Yelp’s List of Seattle Restaurants.
I could check the restaurant reviews in the Seattle Times.
Open Table has it’s own list of Top Seattle Restaurants.
UrbanSpoon.com has a pretty cool list of top rated restaurants.
There is also Tripadvisor.com, the Seattle Weekly, Fodors, Lonely Planet, and restaurants.com. The list seems to go on forever!
I did however especially like the article ‘The 30 Seattle Restaurants Experiences You Must Have Before You Die” in Seattle Met website as it seems to have some of the more off-beat establishments.
At the end of the day, I decided to use all these lists and more to build my own super-highbrid list of places we want to try. As soon as I get the list compiled, I will share it here.