In our travels, we always seek out a great local bookstore wherever we go. When in Seattle, we always find time for a stop at the charming, intelligent Elliot Bay Book Co. It’s one of our absolute favorites, and we think it’s one of the best bookstores in the world.
One of the hottest restaurants in Seattle for a while now has been JuneBaby, in the Ravenna neighborhood. We’d been reading about it for years, and on a recent trip to the city we decided to pay a visit. Because we ourselves are June babies, we felt somewhat obligated to see what all the fuss was about. And there’s been a lot of fuss: earlier this year, chef Edouardo Jordan took home not one, but two James Beard Awards, widely considered the highest honors in the restaurant industry. He was crowned Best Chef: Northwest and JuneBaby earned the award for Best New Restaurant in the country, making Jordan the first African-American ever to win that national category.
What are the best things to do, and where should you go if you have 2 only free hours in Seattle? If you’re on a business trip or departing for a cruise, or are otherwise short on time, these are the best spots for a quick visit if you have only two hours in Seattle. We promise, you’ll be back in time.