What: Grilled Turkey Club on Sour Dough Cheese Bread
Where: Treehouse Bar & Grill (4332 Leary Way – Fre-lard)
When: Today at Noon
Cost: $7.95 plus tax and tip
Would I eat it again? Heck Yeah.
Official Tasting Notes: I’ve always been hesitant to try a restaurant that changes hands quicker than a Seattle Summer. A restaurant that was once Claudio’s, the Bright Street Café, and a BBQ place that wasn’t around long enough to remember the name is now the Treehouse Bar & Grill. The odd shaped building in the Fremont-Ballard neighborhood has been a dream in the making for owners Mary and Stephen, who, for 12 years, ran the kitchen at nearby Four B’s Tavern. The Treehouse has a long, narrow dining room with a great outdoor deck and a nook of bar.
Having just opened at the end of May, the Treehouse has a great pub style menu from peel-and-eat shrimp to pizzas, "shepards in the cottage" pie, burgers, and specialty sandwiches. The grilled turkey club on sourdough cheese bread was the one thing that caught my eye. A good portion of lean turkey breast, crispy bacon, and tomato was tucked inside a golden fried cheese bread pillow. Served with either hand-cut fries, potato salad, green salad, cold slaw or potato skins. I opted for the potato skins. I haven’t see potato skins on a menu since high school when it was a treat to go to TGI Fridays! The Treehouse’s potatoes were fried until crispy but left just enough potato on the inside to complete the perfect bite.
I’ll have to return for dinner to try either their fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy or fresh catch red snapper on a bed of rice pilaf, both only $10.95.