“FoodTrip” is a culinary focussed trip where I visit food areas of interest which include restaurants, cafes, bakeries and/or other places such as wineries, distilleries, chocolatiers and more that people can visit as well as a hotel stay experience. This is about offering Taste and Sip readers a chance to travel to explore, learn, taste and experience.

Seattle is one of those cities that I adore and its proximity is quite close to Vancouver, after a 3 hour drive South on Highway 5 I arrived in Seattle to begin my urban adventure.

Kimpton Alexis Hotel

Checked in to the Alexis Hotel which was located on 1st avenue at the outer edge of historic Pioneer Square and blocks away from the famous Pike Place Market.

I had Brunch/Lunch at Barrio Mexican Kitchen in the Capitol Hill neighborhood about a mile or so walk east of downtown.

Barrio Mexican Kitchen
Steak Taco & Pulled Chicken Taco
Chicken & Poblano Waffles
Churros & Xoxatyl Chocolate
Dulce de Leche Crème Brulee

Barrio Mexican Kitchen

1420 12th Avenue, Seattle

Phone 206.588.8105



Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Lot No 3
Goat cheese Toast
Chicken & Waffles
Spiced Jar Cake with vanilla ice cream

After a little rest in the hotel, we got in the car and drove across the I-90 bridge East about a 20 minute drive to Bellevue where I had an early dinner at Lot No 3 – the restaurant has 6 beers on tap, 50-60 bottles of craft brews from around the world. I had the Lot No 3 Punch (apple, sage and lemon) to go along with my food.

Lot No 3 Bellevue 

460 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone 425.440.0025


Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Kimpton Alexis Hotel

Arriving back to the hotel, our room had 2 double beds and a chair. The room featured Italian Frette linens and luxury bath amenities.

Milstead & Co
Milstead & Co
Espresso Macchiato

The next day a friend drove me to the Fremont area where we visited Milstead & Co. for an Espresso Macchiato and then walked around the neighborhood.

The Revel
Nutella (home made) on toast with olive oil and salt
Caramel Roll in caramel frosting

We found our way over to The Revel for a delicious a-la-carte brunch.

Milstead & Co

770 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: (206) 979-0010


The Revel

403 N 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: (206) 547-2040


I then headed back to the hotel to checkout before driving back to Vancouver.

Kimpton Alexis Hotel

1007 First Avenue At Madison Street Seattle, Wa

Hotel: (206) 624-4844

Reservations: (866) 356-8894