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Monday, August 12, 2013

Out & About: Skillet Diner

My sister and I stopped for lunch at the Capital Hill Skillet (there is one in Ballard and a "counter" located in the armory at the Seattle Center) while running some errands this past weekend.

I got various, almost juxtaposing vibes, at first. For one, there was a shiny, new aspect to it that reminded me of a restaurant located on a glossy, contrived corner in Bellevue (I think it was the outside deck area that gave me this feeling). A place where former frat bros would be sipping Bloody Marys on a rough Sunday morning. 

Once I walked in, I felt the Northwest hipster calling (the flannel shirts on all the servers and the mason jars). I suppose if I boiled it down, Skillet is a trendy restaurant that puts a fancy spin to down home cooking.

Despite their pretty extensive menu, they are known for their fried chicken and waffles. They even had a grilled cheese that you could add fried chicken to. Unfortunately we didn't order either of those. Maybe next time.

We shared a beet salad and a veggie burger (made with farro). Both were absolutely delicious. The oranges in the salad added an insanely refreshing touch and the fries were perfect, with their skins and all.

I noticed they were quite fond of fennel on their current menu, something I'm not a huge fan of. It went unnoticed in the salad, which was absolutely delicious, but I felt it was an unnecessary addition to their seasonal fruit fresca (above).

All in all, it's as good as everyone on Yelp is raving it to be. So go ahead, try it and please order some fried chicken, for me.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious!