A couple days ago the Washingtonian known as the Wild Woman of Woolley, Betty Jo Bouvier, informed me I was flying in to Seattle on July 19, so that I could go to dinner at Chinook's.
On one of my other blogs I blogged about this and said that I didn't know where Chinook's was located.
Then MLK, she being a Fort Worth, Texas native, currently exiled in the Seattle zone, sent me a link to Chinook's website.
As soon as I saw Chinook's website I realized I have been to Chinook's previously, as recently as 2004.
Chinook's at Salmon Bay is located in Seattle's Fishermen's Terminal. Salmon Bay and the Fishermen's Terminal is due west of the 15th Avenue Ballard Bridge. The Ship Canal is to the east, the Ballard Locks to the west.
Seattle's Fishermen's Terminal has been the North Pacific Fishing Fleet Base since 1913. Over 700 fishing boats call Fishermen's Terminal their homeport.
Speaking of a homeport. Anthony's Homeport is a chain of Pacific Northwest waterfront seafood restaurants. I've been to several Anthony's Homeports, most recently the one in Tacoma, at Point Defiance, by the Vashon Island Ferry Dock.
Chinook's at Salmon Bay is part of the Anthony's Homeport chain.
Now that I remember having been at Chinook's I remember what I ate there. It was very good. I have never had an Anthony's Homeport eating experience be anything but good.
At Chinook's I recollect having a Shrimp Cocktail appetizer, Almond Chicken Salad, Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Mahi Mahi Tacos and, for dessert, Wild Mountain Blackberry Cobbler.
The Blackberry Cobbler was particularly memorable, what with my love of blackberries. It was made with actual wild mountain blackberries, picked up in the Cascade Mountains. Wild mountain blackberries greatly amp up the blackberry flavor and sweetness, compared to the blackberries that grow wild in the Puget Sound lowlands.
So, I guess in a little over 48 hours I may be having myself some Wild Mountain Blackberry Cobbler in Seattle. But, I won't get my hope set too high for that. The last time I was in the Pacific Northwest, July 20 - August 20, 2008, the lowland blackberries only became ripe towards the end of my visit. The blackberries high in the Cascades ripen even later.