Skillet truck was fantastic. Evidently, Seattle has *quite* the food truck scene, enough so that I think another trip is warranted next year. Skillet also has counter and a diner, both of which I would like to visit on their own. Another stop on the whirlwind was Dahlia Bakery. I went with another member of the trip and we bought the place out. Everything was above average, but both of us were thoroughly impressed with their apple dumpling. Flaky butter crust containing a perfectly baked half of an apple stuffed with fig jam. It's like fall and Thanksgiving and childhood and sweet memories of apple orchards and warm pie all in one.
The Pine Box, the site of a former funeral home and then nightclub. Now, it's a beer bar/pub, it felt like Ginger Man, but in a massive, airy space. The beer selection was fantastic for anyone wishing to try local brews--the bartender had to run through the entire list for me because I only knew three or four. And the best part was it wasn't sceney, just laid back, good times. I highly recommend.
2001 Fourth Avenue
The Pine Box
1600 Melrose Avenue