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Skillet Street Food

Last weekend we escaped from our poor beaten up house and had a mid afternoon meal at the Skillet Street Food diner. They make bacon jam and started the business in an Airstream. I found a new favorite beer, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA. This also marks the first time I had been served beer in a jar.

This is a Fried Chicken Sandwich with “fennel seed crust, pickled and charred jalapeño aioli, kale, potato bread”. It’s even better than it sounds. And there is kale so it is good for you. No, it is. Be quiet.

That day we lucked into the booth in the corner and among our views of hipsters walking adorable dogs was this view of a hipster talking on the phone while perched on a fire hydrant. As Scott said, it was like we were in Portland.

· comments [15] · 09-21-2011 · categories:seattle ·

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  • 1 kat // Sep 21, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I ate at their airstream when I was visiting Seattle last year & man they did one heck of a good banh mi!

  • 2 megan // Sep 21, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Yes! They know how to do comfort food really well.

  • 3 Jane // Sep 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

    OMG! I live 2 blocks away from there and am planning to go with some friends on Thursday night. If you’re craving chicken and waffles, you’re more than welcome to join us :)

  • 4 megan // Sep 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Jane – You are so sweet, thank you! But I’m afraid I’m busy that night. Enjoy!

  • 5 Reading (and chickens) // Sep 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

    That’s the most Portlandy picture of Seattle I’ve ever seen. All it needed was for the guy to not have shoes.

  • 6 Teresa Coates // Sep 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Oh man, it all looks delightful and makes me soooo wish I didn’t have this stupid celiac issue.

    I’m heading to Seattle on Friday, so maybe I’ll have to check it out and see what other lovelies they have that I *can* eat.

    {Amen to the shoe comment… gd, I love the PNW.}

  • 7 Connie @ Daydream In Color // Sep 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    OOH! I’m so glad you reminded me of this place. I’ve been wanting to go there since I had seen their airstream & I’m headed to Seattle tomorrow for work. I will definitely have to try that fried chicken sammy or at least pick up a bunch of bacon jams for friends! :)

  • 8 Frisky // Sep 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    My first thought was shock that you’d never been served beer in a jar before. But, you know…I’m from Portland.

  • 9 Julie @BananasForBourbon // Sep 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Port Brewing does some great beers. Love their Old Viscosity. Have you tried their other brand (main brand?), Lost Abbey? Ballast Point (another SD brewery) Sculpin IPA is one of my faves. You should come do a beer tour of San Diego sometime. All the breweries do little $1-2 tasters, so you can try everything without getting crazy wasted. Always a plus, not getting crazy wasted. :)

  • 10 jamieofalltrades // Sep 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Oh Capitol Hill!

  • 11 sarah // Sep 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    oooh..i love this place. we live very close to here and it is hard not to go every single time i want to go out to eat!

  • 12 Sheri // Sep 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Killing me. I crave the french toast at LEAST three times a week. Skillet is way too close to my apartment for my waistline.

  • 13 Absquatulate // Sep 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Oh no! Hipster == forgetting to pull down your jeans after riding your bike? DAMN.

  • 14 CitricSugar // Sep 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Oh, MY, that sandwich looks good. I don’t even like fennel or aioli but I’d tuck in because it looks so perfectly crispy….

    Mmmm, kale….

  • 15 Laura // Sep 22, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I’m headed to Seattle over Thanksgiving. Just added this to our list!

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