So late late November (yes, this posting is ridiculously late), I decided to go on a solo West Coast tour through the wondrous cities of Seattle, Portland, San Franciso, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Armed with a lot of paid vacation time, the soundtrack of Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City”, a resourceful amount of Yelp! reviews, and a nice shiny debit card, I ended up having a pretty good time. I’ll spare from the typical travel stories — those are best told in person (ok, except for maybe the Golden Gate Bridge double-rainbow that I already blogged amount) — and instead show the journey through food. The West Coast had a ridiculous amount of culinary specialties and tastes that I simply did (slash do) not have access to in the suburbs of Washington D.C.
Here are the dishes and their stories.
First up was Paseo in Seattle. One of the more famous sandwich shops in Seattle. It was a bit far away from my hostel in the Fremont district, so I bussed all the way up there. Internet rumors are the place gets so busy that they often end up selling out of rolls and have to shut down early.
I had the Sauteed Prawn sandwich. Came with some wonderful aioli and crisp bread. Absolutely delicious. The sauteed onions are just as good as they look–they were whipping out entire cast iron skillets of them at a time. So mouth watering.