Seattle Adventures: Tom Douglas’s Palace Kitchen

Palace Kitchen on Urbanspoon
Taking a quick trip to Seattle is easy for Vancouverites. The drive is not far, and there are a lot of attractions, shopping, and food to eat South of the border. It is a easy way to escape Vancouver for the weekend.

I went down with my boyfriend for a quick 3 day 2 night trip. We headed straight down to the border after getting off work. Knowing that there would be other Vancouverites heading south on a Friday afternoon. We prepared ourselves with snacks and reading material for our wait time in the lineup. The lineup wasn’t too bad. We crossed the border in less than an hour, and made our way down the I5 to Seattle.

We arrived at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at around 9pm, checked ourselves in and took a quick nap before heading out to find supper. At 11pm at night in Seattle Downtown, we were starved and had no idea where to go. With the help of Urbanspoon, we found a restaurant to eat late in the evening that had some pretty good reviews and it was only 2 blocks away from the Grand Hyatt Seattle. Palace Kitchen, is part of a chain of other restaurants owned by Tom Douglas.

Who is Tom Douglas?

Who: He is a restaurateur, American chef, author and radio talk show host.

Iron Chef: He defeat Iron Chef Morimoto and was named iron chef

Restaurants: Lola’s, Serious Pie Downtown, Serious Pie Westlake, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, Dahlia’s Bakery, Seatown, Brave Horse Tavern, Cuoco, Serious Biscuit…and Palace Kitchen.

Interesting Fact: Most of the restaurants are located in a 5 block radius of each other

The neon lighting made me think of a old school restaurant. One of those restaurants that have been around between 1920s and 1960s. This is due to the popularity of these signs during that time.

Opening the front door to a bustling restaurant.

I cannot remember the beer we ordered, but it was refreshing

Pig tail! This was surprisingly very delicious. Deep fried crispy and served with a cucumber salad

Brussel Sprouts. If you don’t like brussel sprouts, this will make you like them for sure! These were absolutely delicious. Braised brussel sprouts with malt vinegar, apples and fried onions.
Braised Oxtail Pasta was divine!
Palace Kitchen Burger served with french fries
 
Have you tried any of Tom Douglas’s restaurants? Which is your favorite?

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