Pacific Inn Pub

3501 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2967

Bourdain ate: fish and chips
Lunch dates: Astra Elane and Dustin Patterson, members of local band The Gods Themselves, who penned “Tech Boys.” 


403 N. 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2040

Bourdain ate: cilantro noodles, yu choy, and thinly sliced flatiron steak; kimchi pancakes with braised pork belly and bean sprouts; marinated-short-rib rice bowl with house sambal, daikon kimchi, and egg; short-rib dumplings topped with pickled shallot and scallion.
Lunch dates: John Cook and Todd Bishop, co-founders of tech news website GeekWire; Rachel Yang, chef behind Revel.

Mamnoon Restaurant

1508 Melrose Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 906-9606

Bourdain had: fresh bread, baharat-seasoned beef and lamb kebabs; fried cauliflower with tahini; summer fatteh with local squash and charred tomatoes, pine nuts, and stuffed grape leaves; hummus; beer.
Dinner dates: Raft Hollingsworth III and Joy Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Cannabis Company, farm directors and members of the family that owns the company.

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar, Pioneer Square

410 Occidental Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 501-4060

Bourdain ate: oysters; flash-fried whole local smelt served with pepperoncini sambal aioli; local dungeness crab, chilled and cooked with pickled ginger sauce.
Lunch dates: Fred Moody, writer of books including Unspeakable Joy and Seattle and the Demons of Ambition, and bartender at Shanghai Room; Jack Whisner, transit planner for King County metro; Knute Berger, Seattle magazine columnist and Pugetopolis.

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North Star Diner & Shanghai Room

8580 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 457-5794

Bourdain had: crab, bacon, and melted cheese sandwich; drinks.
Dinner and drinks date: retired Seattle homicide detective Mike Ciesynski, Fred Moody.


2325 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-0699

Bourdain had: drinks and tapas.
Dinner date: Mark Lanegan, singer-songwriter, formerly with Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and many other acts, and artist behind Parts Unknown theme song; Jeff Fielder, touring guitarist.

Modernist Cuisine Cooking Lab

Bourdain ate: baba au rhum in a jar, a bagel.
Lunch date: Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft and lead author of Modernist Cuisine; Francisco Migoya, head chef of the Modernist Cuisine culinary team.

Neighborhood Stroll through Capitol Hill

Walking companion: John Criscitello, street artist waging war against rent hikes and gentrification

Emerald Haze (marijuana dispensary)

4033 NE Sunset Blvd., Ste. 5
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 793-4293

Weed expert: Alena Lee, sales associate at Emerald Haze.