The Space Needle in Seattle WA - photo by David Mark under Pixabay License
The Space Needle in Seattle WA - photo by David Mark under Pixabay License

SEATTLE: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Seattle on his show The Layover Season 2 Episode 10, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover Seattle, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Fried Egg Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Egg, cheese, crabmeat and avocado in an English muffin.

WHERE IS IT?

Seatown Market Diner
2010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA, United States

THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

At Seatown, Tony had Dungeness crab and Bloody Mary along with his Fried Egg Sandwich. He suggested Nook as a breakfast option, which he described as a “temple of biscuit worship”, but it shut its doors in 2013.

DISH – Mortadella

WHAT IS IT?

Italian sausage of finely ground or hashed heat-cured pork.

WHERE IS IT?

Melrose Market
1527 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA, United States

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THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

Melrose Market is a collection of shops devoted to hand-crafted, carefully selected, locally-made food. Here, Tony also sampled some cheese varieties at The Calf & Kid (closed in May 2016). As an option, he suggested Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the United States.  .

DISH – Raw Oysters, Fried Oysters, Coonstripe Prawn Crudo, and Steamed Clams

WHAT IS IT?

Raw Oysters –oysters in a half-shell on ice, served raw; Fried Oysters – with cilantro aioli; Coonstripe Prawn Crudo – with charred scallion, salsa verde, cucumber, topped with crispy-fried prawn shells; Steamed Clams – with bacon, garlic, and cannellini beans.

WHERE IS IT?

The Walrus and The Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA, United States

THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

The Walrus and The Carpenter is an oyster bar and casual restaurant known for its seafood dishes. As an option, Tony suggested Le Pichet in Pike Place Market for French classics like chicken liver terrine, charcuterie of Lyon-style sausages, cured beef tongue, pork rillettes and country-style pâté, and grilled Sardine.

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Ribeye with a sauce of slowly caramelized onion juice, currants and mustards.

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DISH – Artichoke Tortellini, Roasted Muscovy Duck, Gleason Ranch Ribeye, and Iberico Pork Cheeks

WHAT IS IT?

Artichoke Tortellini – tortellini with artichoke stuffing; Roasted Muscovy Duck – dry-aged for 14 days, roasted whole; Gleasan Ranch Ribeye – cooked medium-rare; Iberico Pork Cheeks – with strawberry and fennel.

WHERE IS IT?

Canlis
2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA, United States

THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

Aside from Canlis, Tony also suggested Sitka and Spruce (although he did not visit it on this episode) for “insanely high quality produce-driven dishes”. However, Sitka and Spruce closed in December 2019. If both are too much for you, Tony suggested Quinn’s Pub and its Wild Boar Sloppy Joe.

DRINKS – Chartreuse

WHAT IS IT?

Green French liqueur.

WHERE IS IT?                       

Rob Roy
2332 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, United States

THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

Tony stopped by Rob Roy for a digestif. He also suggested Five Point, a dive bar that opens at 6:00am, and Unicorn. For some after drinks food, he suggested Comet Tavern and its Seattle-style Hotdog.

DISH – Beef Ong Choy, Bò Lá Lốt, Cút Quay, and Canh Tôm Nấu Chua

WHAT IS IT?

Beef Ong Choy – hand-shredded water spinach with sautéed beef; Bò Lá Lốt – wok-seared beef sautéed with wild betel leaves; Cút Quay – deep-fried seasoned quail; Canh Tôm Nấu Chua – sour seafood soup with tamarind, pineapple, taro stems, shrimp, prawns and crab meat.

WHERE IS IT?

Rainier Restaurant and BBQ
6400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA, United States

THE LAYOVER SEATTLE NOTES

Tony described Rainer Restaurant and BBQ as a “shrine of Vietnamese home cooking”. For traditional Thai street food, he suggested Little Uncle, but it closed its doors for good in September 2019. For after-dinner drinks, Tony stopped by Shorty’s for a pint of Manny’s Pale Ale. He also suggested Sun Liquor Distillery, a bar that makes its own gin and vodka. However, it has been shuttered for good on June 25, 2017. For brown liquor, Tony suggested Canon.