Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dining Out in Ballard: The Walrus and the Carpenter

The Walrus and the Carpenter is a bustling oyster bar on Ballard Avenue.  Due to its immense popularity, patrons have to queue up before its opening time of 4 pm.  Although this sounds incredibly painstaking, the plates of delectably fresh seafood make the process worthwhile.

The Entrikins prepare for a feast...

... we attempt to get in the proper mindset as well.

As billed, the oysters are plentiful, diverse, and freshly shucked.

We opted for an array of oysters procured locally in the Northwest.

Small plates to share! White Anchovy Tartine with horseradish and iridescent globes of salmon roe.  Publicly maligned for years, the anchovy is making a culinary comeback.

Fried oysters with cilantro aioli.

Grilled asparagus with arugula pesto and a fried egg. Rich and delicious.

Smoked Trout with creme fraiche.

Our meal was fantastic and The Walrus and the Carpenter is highly recommended for anyone in the Seattle area.


Post-meal gelato on Ballard Avenue.

The cycling event being held on Ballard Avenue gave an air of festivity to the entire evening.  Oh Seattle, you are fit, green, and friendly. What a town!

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