I've had some really beautiful meal experiences recently, but I purposely left the camera and blogger-brain at home. I had a gorgeous time at The Corson Building with a group of friends, a celebratory dinner at Coterie Room in honor of a couple's recent nuptials, and yes, a bit of birthday fun. These are some of the best places to eat in the Seattle area, and nary a post. Why? Because maybe after a while, you realize how nice it is to enjoy a meal for yourself, and the company of those around you who frankly (and quite thankfully) couldn't give a $%* about blogging or social media.
|Random Sunday finds - the best discoveries are the surprises - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
That's not to say I don't take pictures of EVERYTHING ELSE. Everyday life is boring. We have boring jobs. We have boring chores/errands that we have to do on a weekly basis, because that's what grownups do in this madcap grownup life. So yes, in the absence of special occasion dining, I compulsively celebrate everyday moments of Not Boring, like a nice Sunday brunch with crepes at Willows Lodge and wine tasting at Chateau Ste Michelle afterwards, so that I could harass their peacocks.
Crazy sushi = Not Boring. It brings me an everyday kind of joy to see crazy afro sushi rolls at lunchtime. I never plan on busting out the iPhone, but come on, some of these rolls are pretty dope. And don't mind the ramen, sometimes you just need a big bowl of soup.
|Sushi from TRACE, SushiMe and sushi/ramen from Kobe Wellbeing - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
And I do love me some boozeahol, but only when it's pretty, overly-garnished, awarded with a blue ribbon, or has googly-eyes. How can you not snap a quick photo before everything gets hazy?
|Drinks from TRACE, Volterra, Willows Lodge and The Station Pizzeria - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
That's not to say I don't like a big ol' heap of Foodstuff on a Plate. Through the gates of Happy Hour, hellfire and chasing after a favorite food truck, I will always see that my hunger is calmed, and share the visual experience accordingly.
|Heaps o' food from Metropolitan Grill, The Station Pizzeria, Chantanee and Los Chilangos - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Fried goodness from Steelhead Diner, Willows Lodge, Station Pizzeria and Metropolitan Grill - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Catering showcase at Efeste Winery - Photos by Wasabi Prime|