Ballard squares off against Wallingford and Fremont in Seattle Weekly's Snackdown
Seattle Weekly's Voracious Blog is holding its annual Snackdown tournament, where neighborhoods compete with one another in reader-voting polls to determine which place has the best grub.
Today, Ballard is squaring off against both Wallingford and Fremont. Any Ballardite knows that this shouldn't be a competition, with the food haven that is nestled within our neighborhood. We have everything from the best darned margaritas and Mexican food at Senor Moose and La Carta de Oaxaca to the simplistic-yet-wonderful chili bowls at Mike's and don't forget the oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter. The list goes on, and it keeps growing every day it seems.
In defense of Ballard, Seattle Weekly writer Chelsea Lin writes:
"Everyone's got an opinion on where to eat and drink in Ballard, from Frank Bruni at the New York Times to the drunken fisherman leaning against the Henry mural on the side of the Sloop. Though the historically seafaring 'hood was past known for its prominent Norwegian heritage--a night swilling aquavit like a Viking at Copper Gate is still a rite of passage for newbies--it's quickly passing even hipster haven Capitol Hill as the place to see and be seen in Seattle."
Get over there and vote! (And then come back to the Ballard News-Tribune, please.)