I just got off the treadmill and I'm starving...Time to think about some Southwest cities and eating. Since we last spoke, I have traveled tens of thousands of miles and polled numerous Crew Members to provide you with some "must try" food spots throughout the Southwest route system.
So, if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon (PDX), two wonderful eateries come to mind (OK, one eatery and one drinkery). First stop is at Pizza Schmizza, a Pacific Northwest pie shop that is awesome. Give the Genoa a try, loaded with Genoa salami, mushrooms, pepperoni and Italian sausage. Absolutely delicious!! If you happen to be traveling with a Flight Attendant who wants to eat "lite," the Greek Salad is also first rate. Need a coffee to keep you awake after that meal?? Slide over to Coffee People (another Pacific Northwest company) for a Velvet Hammer!! This wonderful hot coffee beverage is spiced with Mexican chocolate, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg; my mouth is watering just writing about it.
Since we are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we'll make Seattle, Washington (SEA) our next stop. At the airport, give Ivars a try. The fish and chips are crisp and flavorful, a great choice. I always snag a bowl of Ivar's famous chowder to enjoy enroute to my next destination. Speaking of chowder, if you go just off the airport property to the Doubletree Hotel, their Northwest clam and salmon chowder is incredible. The salmon adds a wonderful twist to an age old recipe. Don't forget to grab a world famous, warm Doubletree chocolate chip cookie on the way out!! If you buy a tin of them, you can share with the Flight Attendants when you get to the airplane. Hope this keeps you sated until we talk again...Please keep sending me your suggestions of great eateries in and around airports in the Southwest system.