those are the questions.
It was our final day in Sequim, WA, a town that has become a popular retirement spot for old people like Chuck and me. Why? From what we understand, Sequim lies in what is called the Olympic Rain Shadow. When you condense the meteorological jargon down to simple language, it means that “(t)he Olympic Mountains act as a wall that protects the northeastern Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands from the bulk of the rain that moves into the Pacific Northwest.” (komonews.com) And this means less rain and more sunny days. And we have been fortunate to have seen our share of such sunny days.
So what should we do on this sunny day? Should we go somewhere scenic? Unfortunately, Olympic National Park was still closed due to the government shutdown. So dining out seems to be the best option. But where?
On our trips in and out of Port Townsend, we passed a this quirky joint—Fat Smitty’s—and thought that the chain saw art was calling our name.
But that wasn’t the only thing calling to us. What else, you are asking? You’re not? I’m going to tell you anyway—it’s bacon. Not just any bacon. The bacon at the Oak Table Café. So the Oak Table Café it would be…again (see yesterday’s entry).
Instead I ordered the Silver Dollar Pancakes which was a plate of ten cakes about three inches in diameter. Somewhat larger than a silver dollar. The café makes their pancakes from unbleached hard wheat flour, cream, eggs, and their own sourdough starter.
Chuck selected French toast which might sound humdrum, but is anything but when prepared by this café’s kitchen. The bread was thick sliced sourdough and the egg mixture developed a crusty surface.
As we were munching away, John brought over one of the café’s 49'ers Flapjacks for us to sample.
Now I told you earlier that John has a sense of humor. I wasn’t long before he returns to our table and presents the Corn Dog Platter—two lavender and one chocolate.
This is one of those rare 5.0 Addie restaurants where everything we tried was first rate. I would reorder any of them in a heartbeat. But then you don’t get to try anything new.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.