The Walrus + the Carpenter

• 09 February 2011

We recently experienced one of the most enjoyable dining experiences of our marriage at a local restaurant called The Walrus & the Carpenter. Random name, great restaurant. The location is slightly off-the-beaten path and not an eatery you'd discover just wandering around--rather, it's more of a destination. The ambiance at the Walrus is a mix of Pacific Northwest and French industrial, which we found most appealing. The music was rockin' and I found myself "shazaming" every other song (next time I'll ask what Pandora station is on rotation).

Then there was the food...none of it was anything I'd ever made, or would likely ever make in my home kitchen...yet it was all amazing. You never knew sardines or kale could taste so good. Oh, and did I mention I tasted my first raw oyster? In fact, all 4 of us at the table took the plunge together and all agreed they were quite good (we tried the kumamoto). I'll definitely order them again. As if all of those redeeming qualities weren't enough, The Walrus is not an expensive restaurant. And when you're shelling out for a sitter, it's so nice not to break the bank eating out. Can't wait to go back...

all images by Stephanie Brubaker


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