The Whale Wins -Erickson's Walrus follow-up made a big splash when it opened in the Fremont Collective in October, 2012. Recently, Bon Appetit named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America 2013. Here, in this charming, cheery place, expect an abundance of delicious seasonal vegetables, wood oven-fired meats and fish, pickled treats and fresh baked desserts — favorites from Erickson's childhood and European travels.
10 things to do in Seattle. Two Oregon visitors inspect Seattle’s Kubota Garden, a 20-acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The garden is a public park with no admission fee. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)