Friday, February 24, 2012

The Innkeeper - Seattle, WA

The owners of Black Bottle, where my fiancĂ© planned our surprise engagement party, opened The Innkeeper recently. The name is an inspiration from the Chef Chris Linker's favorite book, Don Quixote, which makes the literary nerd in me happy. It serves up small plates of Latin American food, and has a bustling but laidback bar vibe, fun for some grubbing and drinking on a Friday night.

Wooden cigar boxes hold utensils and napkins.

How can you beat $1/oyster happy hour!? It was our favorites, half Kusshi and half Kumamoto with cava mignonette. We split a dozen but I could have easily eaten all this by myself..and then ordered another round..and another.

House-smoked Annatto chicken drumettes with chile tamulado (a habanero sauce they make in house), which isn't so hot initially but definitely builds in intensity in that gooood way.

Argentine empanadas and chimichuri filled with savory beef and raisins.

Grilled queso fresco with vegetarian green chili. I love Mexican cheese, so it was heaven having it simply grilled in its gooey goodness.

Tres Leches cake with whipped cream and strawberries. This was one of the best Tres Leches I've ever had!

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26 comments:

  1. OMG those empanadas look crazy good. Actually everything looks crazy good and the tin mug is too cute haha.

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  2. omg the food looks so good! craving for everything in the pictures now!!!
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  3. What's up with the sudden popularity of pink onions? I got served some recently and thought it looked like brains. Plus, it's not natural, so what are they using to dye it? Food coloring???

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    1. Red onions cured in lime juice, OJ no dyes nothing artificial

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    2. Red onions cured in lime juice, OJ no dyes nothing artificial

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  4. This food looks delicious! I actually posted a recipe for a Moscow Mule, if you want to make it at home :)

    http://bit.ly/A3KPpy

    xx Jen

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  5. That food looks absolutely delicious! I love when bloggers do food posts lol. Great blog btw! I'm following :)

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  6. Wow, the empanadas look and sound fabulous! I can't wait to go!
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  7. I love trying Mules at different restaurants! Looks yummy

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  8. Bet this place is good, because I really like the Black Bottle. That cake looks delicious.

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  9. oh my gosh...sounds and looks absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!

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  10. mmm all that food looks so amazing, your fiance sounds very sweet!

    xo Gillie

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  11. those empinadas look AMAZING

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  12. that place looks absolutely amazing!

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  13. I love the tin mug idea! Thats so cute!
    Now I'm hungry... ;]

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  14. So jealous of all your amazing Seattle food adventures. Whenever I am looking for a new place to try, I should really just come to your blog for ideas first :) haha

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  15. I just had some Kumimoto oysters two days ago, and seeing these photos makes me want more!

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  16. Oops, accidentally posted that last comment as anonymous!

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  17. I follow thee interesting blog .. look great ..
    such delicious food ..)

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  18. So cute! Love the cigar box and tin mug!

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  19. gosh, all the food looks amazing!!!

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  20. ooh I love black bottle, and $1 oysters! I will definitely be trying this soon!

    Lorispeak

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  21. i like the way to structured your blog and the discussion as well

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Love, Carolyn