Proper Sundays are for lazing around and the mornings are when we exercise our right to sleep in, slowly enjoy our coffee, read the news, maybe check our phones well past noon. If at all. And if you happen to be in Seattle when you crawl out of bed, head over to Capitol Hill and stop by St. John’s Bar and Eatery because these people know how to do Sundays and they’ll take care of you. In their artsy, brick-walled, high ceiling, unpretentious space you’ll find the perfect place to kick back, browse the pile of newspapers, sip coffee, and enjoy really good comfort food. Did I mention the please-let-me-get-out-of-your-way hospitality?
If you love tuna melt, order it and they’ll serve you one of the most delicious tuna melts you’ve ever had. You’ll discover Beecher’s Flagship white cheddar, Tim’s chips and pickled red onions on the inside and it will rock your world. It is creamy, cheesy, sweet from the pickled onions and perfectly crunchy from the chips. Potato chips in a sandwich is a very good idea.
And you must listen to all the Sunday wizards there who hail the chicken and biscuit as their favourite dish. Listen to them when they say you must get it with the gravy and an egg. They know what they’re talking about.
It’s drizzled with a spicy honey, topped on the most delicious biscuit and once you break that egg and smother everything in that creamy gravy, the rest is history. You’ll find yourself wondering what it would be like to live in this neighbourhood just so you can come here every Sunday. Those lucky Capitol Hill residents.
Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday.