I am visiting one of my best friends from college here on my book tour. She’s lives up north of Seattle in a charming and picturesque town called Anacortes. She runs her own restaurant, and has been running it for several years, but I’ve been home with my little kids–and I’ve never seen it until now.
The place is beautiful and the food is even better. She makes a crabcake that will bring tears to your eyes, and she serves breakfast until 4 pm every day. Cottage cheese pancakes! Mashed potato croquettes! She is a foodie in the best sense of the word–she’s all about pleasure and comfort and yummy things brought together in new and yet soothing ways. Her menu has quotes from Julia Child and Lewis Carroll. And the place is full of maps and art and books.
It’s kind of paradise.