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Best of Seattle: Food and Football

After checking out some great Seattle Restaurants, the Seattle Seahawks Mascot took a photo with Kevin.By Kevin Freeman
FoodSeattle.com Staff
Date: Feb. 1st, 2006
 

The roar of the crowd, the aroma of beer and hotdogs:these are things that Seahawks football is all about. I am a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder so I frequently travel from Vancouver, B.C. Canada to Seattle, Washington, USA to watch the football games. On my travels I have discovered some of the best kept restaurant secrets long the way.

Since I have a special dietary need, the importance of finding the proper restaurant is paramount.

The first such place that I frequent is Denny's Restaurant in Bellingham. The service is excellent. Our server was patient and courteous as she had to deal with four hungry football fans. I was hungry for pancakes and bacon and sausages. Overall their ability to handle special dietary needs was fine as the manager was very knowledgeable in regards to the topic.

Another great breakfast place on the way is The International House of Pancakes (IHOP). They offer the same excellent service combined with affordability and a caring for special dietary needs.

On the way to visit a Seattle restaurant, we met some important Seattle football analysts.Once we were back in the car we traveled to the stadium to make sure we were prepared as this was the playoffs so no messing around. While walking by the Savoy hotel my friend noticed some important football analysts so I managed to ask them for a photo. They were very accommodating in regards to my request and I must thank them again for their photo.

The first place we discovered near Qwest field is FX McRory's. On game days it has standing room only in the bar and a long line to enter for a table upstairs. The food is good and the atmosphere is intoxicating.

Another great place within walking distance is Doc's lounge. Good buffet and interesting atmosphere.

It was now time to enter the stadium with the thousands of other people. I decided to rush to the field to see if I could meet any of the players.....I was close! The Seahawk mascot himself took time out of his busy schedule for a photo.

Inside the stadium, Ivar's Fish and Chips is the best. The service was quick and the fish was tasty. After the game was over there are numerous places to go. We decided to stop at Ivar's by Pike Place market. The restaurant version is obviously much better than the stadium version with great service, large portions, and knowledgeable staff with regards to special dietary needs and their menu.

When driving to Vancouver from Seattle, if you are still hungry then be sure to visit these places along the way:G.A. Maxwell's in Marysville, Outback Steakhouse in Burlington, and the Lychee Buffet in Bellingham. Can't wait until next year to do this all over again.

Questions or Comments? Contact the author at kevin@foodseattle.com.

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