Malasada French Toast..dripping with bacon infused salted toffee syrup. Holy. Moly. Brunch at Super Six in Columbia City was just the ticket for a rainy Seattle day sugar high. Thom opted for the Hawaiian Loco Moco–a big ol’ bowl filled with rice, brown gravy, beef patty and topped with two fried eggs. Or, as it should be called, the Widow Maker. Today was an anomaly in our usually healthy diet and boy was it tasty! The owner was giving out hot Malasada donuts on our way out. We didn’t want to be rude so we accepted them with a smile. Now that’s world class customer service-free donuts!
After seeking out the Green Eileen store that sells returns/seconds of the really well-made Eileen Fisher line at a huge discount (score!), we meandered down Rainier Avenue and checked out this cool neighborhood just south of Seattle. This is where the hipsters live in more affordable digs. On the main drag is the Columbia City Theater that we’ve been to and enjoyed the intimate concert atmosphere. We’re so excited to see our new fav, Foy Vance, there in September. This Irish lad will, I predict, explode as a superstar with his new album and tour. Ed Sheeran just signed him as his first artist on his new label so he will have good direction. Who doesn’t love that adorable ginger Ed?
But, back to our wonderful day exploring south Seattle in the Sexy Beast, top up unfortunately due to rain/cold. Still, we enjoyed the ride very much in our cozy BMW cockpit. After the yummy brunch, we slid on over to the edge of Boeing Field where Charles Smith of Walla Walla winery fame has his new tasting room. After sugar-laden carbs, bring on the vino! Jet City was packed with wine affectionados tasting and communing. I chose the $10 tasting flight of 8 wines that are more modestly priced ($70 and under per bottle) vs. the $20 tasting flight of more expensive wines. I have a hard time recognizing the value of a $70+ bottle of wine over a $20 bottle-all wine is good to me (even two buck chuck from Trader Joes) so my palate must not be too discerning.
Now, I’ve been happily drinking their Boom Boom syrah for years so it felt good to branch out and sample some other Charles Smith originals. Thom, my designated driver, made fun of the interesting ad copy extolling the virtues of each wine on the tasting sheet including somewhat dubious details of the soil that created these wines including the usual fruits but also: pipe tobacco, fresh bread, lemon curd, crushed granite, and dried hanging meat Yeah. Right. Who cares though because by the end of the 8 tastes, I was ready to buy a few bottles for home consumption and head on home to take a nap. Ahhh….Saturdays are wonderful!