This is what happens when I don’t totally understand the neighborhoods of Seattle. I visited Ba Bar and Twilight Exit, two places in neighborhoods with which I am wildly unfamiliar and am too lazy to investigate through Google Maps. But I took photos!
Twilight Exit is a dive bar with fantastically eclectic decorations. Their fried chicken sandwich is massive, super juicy, and delicious. I chose tater tots as my side (as any sane human being would when given the option) and was served a small mountain of them.
Like dang. I may have ingested two day’s worth of calories by eating all of this but it was so worth it. I was eating for both the stomach and the soul.
Now for Ba Bar. Their hue dumplings were like Asian pierogies. The mung bean gave it a yummy potato-y consistency on the inside, and the sauce was vinegary and delicious. Would highly recommend.
The bun bo hue was tasty. Perhaps a little too herby but still good. The meat was excellent, and I love the round noodles that this dish comes with.
There’s definitely a reason why their pastries become $2 after 10 for happy hour. They dry af. The kouign-amann was moist on the inside and very buttery but was too cold and hard on the outside to really be enjoyable. The banana bread was straight up like something you’d buy at a grocery store for half off not only because it was a day old but also because it was made out of a boxed mix. In other words, it was really dry and not that flavorful.
Otherwise, Ba Bar was awesome. Their service was pretty slow, though, which is why we went for dinner and accidentally ended up staying until happy hour. We actually were just sitting there for so long that they put out the happy hour signs and we were just like “eh why not?” I see you, Ba Bar.