We stayed at the Chambered Nautilus, a b&b in the university district:
On our drive to Seattle, we had lunch in Bellingham at Casa Que Pasa - home of the largest burritos you will ever lay eyes on. Amazingly, we managed to almost finish one between the two of us. Our first stop, upon arriving in Seattle, was Cafe Besalu in the Ballard neighbourhood. It was an auspicious start (cappuccino, apple turnover, and lemon-pistachio biscotti. How could it not be an auspicious start?). For dinner we went to Delancey, where we shared a salad, their white pizza with the addition of crimini mushrooms (and sausage on Tara's half), and their deconstructed cannoli. It was fantastic - especially the pizza, which was divine.
On our second day, we got ridiculously lost in getting to the Boat Street Cafe, but never was there such a reward waiting for two navigationally-challenged souls.
After this much eating out (which was also followed by a little jaunt to the Pike Place Market), we had take-out for dinner from Why Not Pho, and if I lived near this place, I would be getting their noodles with tofu and veg on a regular basis.
We had only one day of eating and shopping left (and a snowy drive to Vancouver to look forward to). I insisted on visiting Grand Central Bakery, after having been to one of their Portland locations a year before (the one by Sock Dreams, naturally), and had been salivating over it ever since. We had a tea break and read our books there before one final meal: lunch at Plum (organic and vegan) and then ice cream from Bluebird (the flavour I chose was made with stout).
Our final stop was at Trader Joe's in Bellingham. I had never been to a TJ, and Tara had only been once before. You just can't get $3 organic monteray jack cheese in Vancouver, people!
In the end, we came back with full bellies, empty wallets, and a desire to go back again. Hey there Art Gallery - we'll see you next time round!