• Salty’s Brunch and Harbor Cruise

    June 26, 2009

    For Father’s Day, we (Mal, his father, sister, step-mother, grandmother, and I) celebrated with a late brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach.

    I’ve never been to a restaurant like Salty’s before. It’s truly in a class all by itself. The view is one of the best in Seattle and the seafood and friendly, attentive service is one of the best I have encountered ever. 

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    Salty’s is known for its impressive Sunday brunch buffet. I’m not usually a fan of buffets– they gross me out for some reason– but Salty’s was different. The buffet dishes were replaced frequently so they food wasn’t sitting out getting all nasty and the selections themselves were rather “upscale,” including super fresh seafood, an omelette station, healthy salads, pasta dishes, and an amazing spread of desserts! Holy yum! No wonder Salty’s Sunday brunch was voted the Nation’s Best Brunch by MSN Citysearch.com. It’s so fancy!

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    My plate…

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    The carrot cake was delightful! It was packed with raisins and nuts and the cream cheese frosting was to die for! And how cute is it? :-D

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    I enjoyed my carrot cake cupcake with a mug of hot coffee. Salty’s guests enjoy dining outside on the seaside patio, but boy was it chilly! The coffee helped warm me up a little.

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    Round #2 of dessert was a thick blondie layered with chocolate. It was SO GOOD! I totally didn’t need more food, but I am happy that I didn’t pass up this treat! 

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    And jut when I thought I couldn’t eat a bite more, our waitress brought out 3 pieces of white chocolate birthday cake for those of us who recently celebrated. (Mal’s sister, his dad, and I all have birthdays in the same week in June. Needless to say, Mal gets killed with birthday presents around this time!)

    I only had a couple of bites of the birthday cake. I was stuffed, but it also wasn’t very good– it had some major freezer burn taste to it. Ick. 

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    Salty’s view from the deck is of the Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. It was gorgeous! 

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    After brunch at Satly’s, we headed down to Puget Sound for an hour-long sightseeing tour around the harbor. 

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    Seattle has a beautiful skyline!

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    Real World Seattle was filmed at Pier 70 back in 1998! 

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    Mal and I tried hard to snap a nice photo of us while we were on the boat tour, but it was so windy, we never got a good one. 

    (This series of photos cracks me up!) 

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    Land ho! 

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    Still many more vacation adventures to come! 

     

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    Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) June 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Looks like an amazing buffet! That carrot cupcake is making my mouth water! :-)

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    Maria June 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I have never been to Seattle. I want to go now. Glad you enjoyed your carrot cake:)

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    Danielle C. June 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Yum! Salty’s brunch is VERY good and you cannot beat the view.

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    leslie June 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    wow, that looks like the brunch dreams are made of. :)

    i’ve always thought real world seattle was the last great season!

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    Julie June 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Real World house! I am such a dork, I loved the Seattle season!

    Call me gross, but I love a good buffet. Sky Norwood has an amazing Sunday brunch…amazing.

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats June 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Aww – what a fun and beautiful day!!! Good heavens those desserts look incredible…!!!

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    jenna June 25, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Seatlle is a really neat city (i think that real world season was one of my favorites, right after Hawaii! ;)!) I love your fun photos!!

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    Jocelyn June 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I enjoy upscale buffets! Those red velvet cupcakes look DELISH
    Another awesome upscale buffet would be the Rusty Pelican in Florida (i travelled there from Canada at christmas) The christmas buffet was to die for..and the view while eating outside = breathtaking..

    http://miami.therustypelican.com/aboutus.html

    check er out!

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    MarathonVal June 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Great pix today!! You must have a speedier blog template than I do – it would take me HOURS to download all of those! Glad you are having a great time! :)

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    Erica June 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    WOW! Looks so yummy. I usually am not a buffet fan at all, but this is one I would be happy to go to. Love the view and of course the carrot cupcake (too cute). You and Mal are adorable. Glad you’re having so much fun!

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    Meghan@traveleatlove June 25, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Seattle looks gorgeous!

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    Dori June 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Real World Seattle was my FAVORITE season! I used to have the behind the scenes book but I lost it and that made me sad. You’re lucky you got such blue skies! Seattle is gorgeous in the summertime. The blondie looks like the most delicious of all the treats, although the carrot cupcake is adorable.

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    GourmetOnADiet June 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    OMG the desserts!!! You have such discipline. I’d be sharing one of everything with everyone at the table! ; )

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    Kathleen June 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Was a winner picked? I can’t find any post regarding it…Thanks.

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    Evan Thomas June 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Wow, I would not leave if there was a dessert table like that

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    Nicole (dishin') June 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That brunch looks awesome – especially the carrot cupcake! Cute pictures, too!

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    Christina June 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    That looks like the ultimate buffet. You would find me by the giant fondue fountain!

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    Danielle June 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    That looks awesome, that carrot cake cupcake is adorable!

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance) June 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    beautioful pics! That brunch spot looks awesome!

    as usual, you and Mal are ADORABLE :) love it.

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    brandi June 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    i love the little carrot on the cupcake! those pictures of you and Mal are too funny :)

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    Stacey June 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    You look like you are having so much fun! yay! I am loving that chocolate tower!!! Haha windy pics are always funny :)

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    MoodyFoody June 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    @GourmetOnADiet: i would eat a bit of everything too..i dont think i can resist when they all look so good and within my reach

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    Beth June 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Ah that little cupcake looks amazing! I love the carrot on top – how cute!!

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    Rachel (rachelsworkbites) June 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    All your pictures are oh so colorful! I would have had a bite of every dessert they had!

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    Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) June 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Need to go to Seattle!

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    Kath June 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!

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    Recipes for creativity June 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve never been to Seattle, it looks like so much fun!

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    Marianne June 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    That blondie looks amazing. Beyond amazing actually. Love the giant chocolate layer :)

    I need to take a trip back to Seattle one of these days. I haven’t been since a school trip back in highschool!

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    Sarah June 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Ah, chocolate fountain AND cupcakes?! Sign me up!

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    faith June 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    you are making me so homesick!!! i’m glad you loving the emerald city! find stumptown or someone that serves it!! they are hq’d on capitol hill, get a half pound for me!!! i actually broke into the real world house when they were still filming…mischievous :p have fun, don’t forget to visit the flying fish guys at pike!

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Love the “windy pics”…too cute!! :D

    The cupcake looks tasty too…so glad you guys are having fun! :D

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    these pix were all so colorful and beautiful!

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    Chels June 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Seattle looks wonderful (as does all of the food!) … and the photo series made me smile! Looks like a great time :)

    [Chels]

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I love the pictures of you two at the end. So cute!

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