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My companion and I spent the weekend in Port Townsend (aka "Pete Townsend"), home to an intriguing mix of sailors, skaters, hippies, yuppies, and divorcees.

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I Ate Here: Port Townsend

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My companion and I spent the weekend in Port Townsend (aka "Pete Townsend"), home to an intriguing mix of sailors, skaters, hippies, yuppies, and divorcees. As tends to happen on mini-vacations, I ate a lot, and figured I'd mention a couple of the dishes in Pete Townsend that are worth a munch should you choose to board the ferry there. First, there were the fried cheese medallions at Water Street Brewing downtown, formerly known as the place (not to be confused with TJ's Bar, pictured above) Dicky Gere walked out of in his "ice cream suit" in An Officer and a Gentleman before tae-kwon-doing the living snot out of a few townie instigators who were jealous of his prowess with the ladies. These medallions are exactly the same as homemade mozarella sticks, only rounder. And better.

Uptown, where the vibe is more Madison Park, we dined at the Wild Coho, a tiny, exquisite bistro with Seattle ties that buys all its ingredients from local farmers. The pepper crusted hangar steak and lamb sirloin with mint relish rival the best dishes Seattle has to offer. If Pete Townsend is to become a dining destination, the Wild Coho is to be its anchor.

 
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