Monday, August 13, 2007
Out to Lunch
Rays Cafe - This is the more casual, less pricey cafe upstairs from the venerable Ray's Boathouse. We've been meaning to check it out ever since we moved to Ballard and finally got the chance last Sunday, when our friends Simona and Eli were in town (check out their blog Tavola Rasa on our blogroll). It was a perfect sunny day and we greatly enjoyed sitting out on the deck, sipping our well-seasoned bloody marys, and watching the boats sail by. Paul was quite pleased with the salmon burger, which comes with a mound of beer-battered fries. I opted for the lighter, but no less tasty, seared ahi salad nicoise. Simona cleaned her plate of King Salmon and Eli's halibut was so good - delicate and fresh on its bed of pistachio, currant and cracked wheat - that it was hard for me to stop at just the one bite he generously offered. This is a great place to go before watching the salmon run at the Ballard Locks, which is just what we did.