Damn The Weather, but not the food

Picture from Damn the Weather's Facebook Page

Picture from Damn the Weather’s Facebook Page

Bon Appetite Magazine conveniently released their nominations for the Best New Restaurants of 2015 two days before I left for Seattle, Washington.  Y’all know I was going to hit up at least one of them, and man, did I pick a good one!

Damn the Weather is located in the Pioneer Square Neighborhood of Seattle, a quick 15 minute walk from Pike’s Place Market.  The unassuming exterior is nothing too showy, and if you weren’t looking for it you might miss it.  In fact, we almost did!  We were told it would be about a 45 minute wait, but thankfully two seats at the bar opened up after just 20 minutes.  I prefer to sit at the bar anyways, so this worked out fine for us.

I legitimately have NOTHING negative to say about this experience.  Obviously the place was hopping on this Thursday evening, filled with locals who had already discovered what the rest of the country would soon find out; Damn the Weather was not to be missed.  From the hand crafted cocktails to the assortment of “Bar Food” and the friendly bar staff, nothing came up short of exceptional throughout our evening.

Don't miss it!

Don’t miss it!

Round 1: BANDITA: blanco tequila, rhubarb jus, campari, lime SABROSO REFRESCO: pisco, dry vermouth, tomato water, passion fruit, lemon

Round 1: BANDITA: blanco tequila, rhubarb jus, campari, lime
SABROSO REFRESCO: pisco, dry vermouth, tomato water, passion fruit, lemon

One ingredient found throughout the drink menu was purple shiso. I had legitimately never heard of such a beast.   The bartender described it as a cross between cinnamon and mint, and no joke, that really is a pretty accurate assessment. The Japanese plant added a very unique aspect to the menu, including the Pantone 2385 I had, seen below.

Round 2: PANTONE 2385: rye whiskey, dry vermouth, lemon, blackberry syrup, purple shiso. Cantaloupe Splash: amontillado sherry, cantaloupe water, mint

Round 2: PANTONE 2385: rye whiskey, dry vermouth, lemon, blackberry syrup, purple shiso.
Cantaloupe Splash: amontillado sherry, cantaloupe water, mint

The best way to enjoy the  Bar Food menu is to order an assortment of options and share them.  And that’s exactly what we did.

Cured Meats: Coppa, Prosciutto, Salami, Chorizo, Speck

Cured Meats: Coppa, Prosciutto, Salami, Chorizo, Speck

Raw Zucchini Salad: zucchini slices, walnuts, mint, anchovy crema, balsamic reduction

Raw Zucchini Salad: zucchini slices, walnuts, mint, anchovy crema, balsamic reduction

This was AMAZING.  The picture isn’t as high of a quality as I would have liked, but we were kind of in a hurry to dig in!

Tomato Tartine: heirloom tomatoes, basil, bacon, herb aioli, toast

Tomato Tartine: heirloom tomatoes, basil, bacon, herb aioli, toast

 

Caesar Salad Sandwich: romaine, parmesan, anchovy, brioche, egg

Caesar Salad Sandwich: romaine, parmesan, anchovy, brioche, egg

Yes, that’s an egg fried into the slice of brioche…. don’t drool on your keyboard.

And speaking of drool, I had to tell Kate she couldn’t lick the plate when we were done.

Sticky Toffee Pudding: caramel, chocolate sauce, espresso gelato

Sticky Toffee Pudding: caramel, chocolate sauce, espresso gelato

Moral of the blog post, GO TO DAMN THE WEATHER. You won’t be disappointed.

How the check shows up, creative AND funny.

How the check shows up, creative AND funny.

And for a little extra comic relief, yes, that’s a Snapchat.

Damn the Weather Snapchat

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