This week we head out to the West Coast to Sterling CafÃ© located in Seattle, WA. The restaurant opened on (of all days) September 11, 2001 and was the first one in the nation to be certified organic from the Department of Agriculture. Located in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood (a few blocks from Seattle's University Village shopping mall), the little cafÃ© adjoins Sterling Salon, a beauty salon that is run by chef/owner Don Wilson's wife, Rosie. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for both lunch and dinner and offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu offers a wide variety of meat, vegetarian and seafood dishes and is reasonably priced as well. You can also enjoy organic beer, wine or soda with your delicious meal and for dessert you can indulge in one of their "made from scratch" treats such as Coconut Cream Pie or the Three Layer Chocolate Cake (two layers of chocolate butter cream and one layer of raspberry preserves, covered with pure chocolate ganache). Located at 2614 N.E. 55th St.; 206-522-3011. ::Sterling CafÃ©
Photo caption: Sterling Cafe owner/chef Don Wilson opened the cafe on Sept. 11, hence the large American flag. Courtesy of seattlepi.com.