What is Pacific Northwest Cuisine?
Lots of fresh salmon. The large northwest cities have a big asian population so that is a big influence, some scandinavian. Both cities have great farmers markets and are very multicultural . Both big on fresh, local foods. Washington state is the nations biggest producer of apples but oddly to me they don't have a big influence on Seattle's restaurants in a cultural sense. Both cities have many fine, upscale restaurants as well as places of every other description. Lots of microbreweries and artisanal bread bakeries. And of course, lots and lots of great coffee.