Design, Food, Interiors, Seattle

Seattle Scene.eat v6

Hello again. We are back for our now 6th installment of Seattle Scene. eat. Myself {Stephanie} and guest blogger {Savanna} try a new Seattle hot spot for our reoccurring feature – the Seattle Scene. At the firm that we both work at, we are part of a team that researches/markets Hospitality {restaurants, hotels, spas}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are in the Seattle market {see last blog post – Seattle Scene. eat v5}. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus. We decided to mix it up a bit and do brunch. Last Saturday we ventured to Georgetown, Seattle’s industrial district and experienced Brass Tacks. 

Brass Tacks

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Brass Tacks opened it’s doors in early 2013. The name was inspired by the brass tacks that are visible throughout the space.  Located in the heart of Georgetown, the oldest neighborhood in Seattle, Brass Tacks is surrounded by railways and sprawling warehouses amongst its industrial charm. What once was a former big and tall shop called Fusion Apparel is now a gastropub on the corner of 13th and Airport Way. The bar/restaurant shares a space with Ground Control but has an entirely different menu and diners have the option of ordering from both menus. Head Chef Chris Opsata focuses on seasonal and sustainable locally inspired cuisine paired with classic cocktails.

The Lowdown: The design of the space embodies the classic and authentic look and feel of Seattle with its raw and rustic feel. Edison light bulbs twinkle the space and accents of wood and chalkboard add to the classic Seattle charm. The restaurant has classic details of bar games that you often see in Seattle – shuffle board, foosball, a piano, and other drinking games.  Reclaimed wood, chalkboards, industrial are themes we have been seeing in Seattle. What is next? We can’t wait to see what the new “chalkboard” etc may be. We went to Brass Tacks on Saturday hoping for Brunch, but discovered that Brunch is only served on Sunday. Even though brunch was not offered, we still ordered “brunch-like” food – Chicken and Waffles and Lattes that were amazing. Here is a glimpse of Brass Tacks…

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PS. pursehooks…check.

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Food, Photography, Seattle

Seattle Scene. eat. v5

This is Seattle Scene. eat. v5. Hello again.  The duo is back, myself {Stephanie} and my friend {Savanna}. Our research of the Seattle scene continues {see original blog post – Seattle Sceene. eat v1}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are in the Seattle market. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus.

Bar Sajor

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

Bar SajorPronounce {Sigh-YOUR}. The restaurant located on the corner of Occidental and Jackson opened it’s doors Spring 2013. Matt Dillon, chef/owner named his restaurant “Sajor”, which was his mother’s maiden name. Dillon, one of the top Seattle Chefs also owns Sitka & Spruce, Bar Ferd’nand, and The Corson Building. He has been named Food & Wine’s 10 best Chefs in 2007 and James Beard best Chef in 2012.  Last Friday we retreated to Seattle’s Pioneer Square and dined at Sajor where we felt we were dining in another city…

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

There is something about white interior that we absolutely adore. White interior in combination with rustic wood; it makes you feel like you are not in Seattle and taken away to Europe. We loved the variety of seating and seeing the dining space of the second floor.  A big attraction is the open kitchen where you can see the meals cooked by wood flame. There is a balance of the rustic with the natural wood and the decor of glass containers filled with fruit and vegetables and a glitzy quality with the subtle touches of glamour. Local Seattle company, Codor Design designed the wall installations.

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Matt Dillon knows the formula how people like to dine: casual, communal, seasonal and with a romantic touch.  The dining space sits 40-50 guests that is both romantic and informal. The large windows brighten the space during the day, while at night the space is illuminated with soft lighting for intimate dining. It’s beautiful.

What did we eat?….

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

Seattle Scene. Bar Sajor

We started with a cheese plate {not pictured} followed by a beet salad with prosciutto, and  by Black Cod with Asian pear for our main course. We love to share plates, that’s how we roll. Delicious.

Lastly, we forgot to check for purse hooks. We hope Matt Dillon didn’t disappoint. Until next time…xoxo SADV

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Design, Food, Interiors, Seattle

Seattle Scene. eat. v4

Hello again. We are back for our 4th installment of Seattle Scene. eat. v4. Myself {Stephanie} and guest blogger {Savanna} try a new Seattle hot spot for our reoccuring feature – the Seattle Scene. At the firm that we both work at, we are part of a team that researches/markets Hospitality {restaurants, hotels, spas}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are in the Seattle market {see last blog post – Seattle Scene. eat v3}. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus. Last Saturday we ventured to Ballard and experienced Barnacle.

Barnacle

Seattle Scene. eat. v4

Renee Erikson, a local Seattle chef opened her 4th restaurant Barnacle last month.  Erickson is the chef and co-owner of The Whale Wins, The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Boat Street Cafe. On top of that she also owns a food truck the Narwal.  The much anticipated Barnacle opened it’s doors in September and is located next to the Walrus and the Carpenter. Barnacle is an adjacent bar with that is no larger than 800 square feet. Within this small space you will find, a bar with a dozen stools, one booth, a standing bar, and no kitchen.  Cozy.  {Savanna} and I managed to get seats in the middle of the bar and we were able to take it in and see everything.

We wanted to mix it up a bit this round and share our experience of Barnacle via video.  Considering the small space, we found it challenging to take out the nice camera and snap photos. We spontaneously decided to prop the iPhone up on top of a water glass and film our visual point of view…

We definitely enjoyed our experience at Barnacle.  Erickson’s restaurants have the common denominator of light interiors with an open kitchen/bar.  You even feel that you are taken away to a new city; we felt that we were in a new place like San Francisco. The interior design of the space has a casual vibe and an authentic experience. We loved the details of the space and the employees even matched the space. Of course we also looked for purse hooks and of course we found them. It’s very important to girls.

SADV and Savanna

Until next time…xoxo

{Film by SADV + images via Eater}

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