Okay, so there’s no hard data on this but it’s quite possible that the most-used Seattle hashtag is #UpperLeft. It’s placed on images of oceanside cliffs and mountain hikes, and on plates of fennel-seared albacore with sweet corn pudding and tangles of flower-like purslane and sea beans. Hell, we use it to tag pictures of fat artisan cheeseburgers, blackberry bacon jam, salmon crudo, and jewel-like oysters. Getting hungry?
We love the civic nickname/social media shorthand because it complements the creative license and outsider status our relative remoteness affords, and we’re insanely obsessed with the bounty of rich and varied ingredients that comes from this lush, saltwater-lined Northwest pocket of the world.
Seattle's reputation may be that of shades of gray and loads of rain, but the summer sun encourages miles and miles of delicious green things to grow like, well, weeds — and yeah, don’t forget that stuff is legal, too. With all these natural resources at its disposal, our kitchens are as influential and innovative as our music and technology sectors so whether you’re in for the weekend or for life, here’s the download on the most Seattle-y of our Upper Left culinary spots.