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Ursa Minor on Lopez Island

It was a perfect day to go to Lopez Island and this jewel was a great way to end it.

After a long day of wandering on the Island, we were happy to stop at Ursa Minor for dinner.

We could have sat inside in a beautiful and unpretentious room (I love the wishbone chairs!) but we preferred to enjoy the sunset outside and watch the water and bikers riding along.

 

 

The whole experience was great and easygoing.

Ingredients at Ursa Minor are mostly locally-sourced and we started our meal with a refreshing local cider. Our party of three ordered almost everything on the menu!

Shishito peppers, peach and Ricotta – Heirloom tomato, new onion, plum – Summer squash, smoked roe, yogurt – Raw Albacore, shiitake, Nasturtiums – Chicken, sauerkraut, wild onion…

Each dish was delicious and made with flavorful ingredients.

This great experience ended our day trip to Lopez on an exceptional note.

URSA MINOR 210 Lopez Road – Lopez Island – Washington – 98261

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Casco Antiguo,
Best Mexican Restaurant
in Seattle?

I am still wondering why we did not go to Casco Antiguo sooner.

I don’t know if the Mexican food here is authentic but it is really good.

First, we shared the Queso Flameado (kind of melted cheese with chorizo), then we had some Pork Carnitas Tacos (Braised pork shoulder with a fantastic salsa verde) and Beef brisket Tacos. Unfortunately, they were out of the Pescado tacos (Mahi Mahi with a mango salsa) that we wanted to have. I want to taste those next time.

We could not resist ordering the churros. Yes I know this a lot of calories but seriously, don’t miss them, they were to die for.

I like the feel of the restaurant. It is an old building in Pioneer Square and as soon as you enter, you don’t feel like you are in Seattle anymore. There is also a small patio at the back of the restaurant.

Casco Antiguo  115 Occidental Ave South, Seattle WA 98104