2 Days in Seattle – White Moustache Urban Adventure Company

The dining highlight of our 2 Days in Seattle trip (see the full post here) was our private tour by Bryce Lathrop of White Moustache Urban Adventure Company. Bryce reached out to me on Twitter about a week before our scheduled trip to Seattle and was kind enough to offer me a complementary food tour.

When I think of food tours, the picture that comes to mind is being herded in a group from restaurant to restaurant, where restaurant staff cringe when the group walk through the door, where you would maybe get a few tasters and samplers at each place, and then get rushed off to the next place. You don’t really get to experience the restaurant as a regular customer. The experience from White Moustache far exceeded my wildest expectations. This was a full on private and custom experience. We had 2 full meals , and stopped in at a wine tasting bar and a coffee shop. The total tour took about 4 hours.

Bryce greeted us in our hotel lobby. Right when we stepped into Bryce’s SUV, we were greeted with a pair of The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.‘s famous Pancake & Bacon cupcakes. Obviously Bryce did his homework on me. He had me at hello. I knew this was going to be a great tour. Not wanting to spoil my lunch, I decided to save it for after.

White Moustache Tour

EATING TOUR ON WHEELS:

Stop 1Tougo Coffee – Central District. Seattle is a city that prides itself on its coffee. But this was no Starbucks. It was off the beaten path and was one of those places that seemed like it was only frequented by locals. I had a macchiato made with Velton’s Coffee Roasting single origin Sumatra. It was full-bodied and delicious.

Tougo CoffeeTougo Coffee Macchiato

Stop 2Bottlehouse – Madrona. I had a potato baguette served with housemade butter and Ballard honey. This was paired with a flight of red wines from Walla Walla.

BottlehouseWalla Walla Wines

Stop 3. Revel – Fremont. It was finally time for lunch. This restaurant is fantastic. The open concept layout is pretty cool too. It makes you feel really connected with the kitchen.

RevelSmoked pork belly galette, sauerkraut, arugula

Savory Pastry – Smoked pork belly galette, sauerkraut, arugula

Abura Noodles

Abura Noodles, smoked chili, bok choy, grilled shitake

Short rib and eggs

Short rib and eggs, arugula, chili chimichurri, rice

caramel coffee rollSeif Chirchi

Caramel coffee roll, made with Theo Chocolates cocoa nibs.  Before we left, we met one of the chefs and owners, Seif Chirchi.

Stop 4. Take 5 Urban Market – Ballard. After that filling lunch, I wasn’t sure if I had left room for more. I had the option to call it quits, but I decided to push on. I had their famous meatloaf burger on a Grand Central Bakery bun paired with a Tangerine and Tamarind mexican soda. I love meatloaf and I love burgers. This was the perfect marriage.

Take 5 Urban Market
Some Random Stops On Our Tour:
Fremont TrollKurt Cobain
Fremont Troll – Fremont; Kurt Cobain’s House – Capitol Hill,
Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee gravesiteBlack Sun sculpture
Bruce and Brandon Lee’s gravesite in Lake View Cemetery – Capitol Hill; Black Sun sculpture at Volunteer Park – Capitol Hill
By the time the tour was over, we were completely stuffed. We went back to the hotel to take a power nap. Epic food coma. I would’ve spent the whole day with Bryce, but alas we had plans for that evening already and Bryce probably had to get back to his wife. He gave us some pointers on where to go for drinks later that night. All in all, we had a blast and I would recommend White Moustache to anyone who wants to experience Seattle’s dining scene from a local’s perspective. Bryce was like the foodie friend in Seattle that I never had. I wish I had a Bryce in every city that I visited.

Check them out on TripAdvisor, Facebook, and Twitter.

For more information, visit White Moustache Urban Adventure Company‘s website.
Bryce from White Moustache

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9 Comments to “2 Days in Seattle – White Moustache Urban Adventure Company”

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  2. Taking the time to write this and to generously dedicate an entire feature to White Moustache is so amazing! Thanks for being so generous. It was awesome spending the day with you two and I am so glad to see you captured the day so well.

    • admin says:

      You’re welcome! It was the least we could do for an awesome dude like you 🙂

      Definitely looking forward to visiting Seattle again soon. We’ll hit you up the next time we’re in town.

      Cheers!

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  7. Aide Manary says:

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