Therapy comes in all forms, but for Seattle Magazine assistant art director Amanda Hill, it's all about b-r-u-n-c-h.
I got an email from her gushing about a lazy Saturday morning with her gal pals at Porkchop & Co. It's their tradition to start with coffee and mimoas and that alone fits the bill for ritualistic therapy. Then comes the carbs and cheese.
Porkchop & Co is a Seattle magazine readers choice for Best Brunch, and it's easy to see why. Amanda dug into an apple melt: a mixture of cheddar, gruyere, pickled apples, and caramelized onions grilled on sourdough with proscuitto for $13. Her friend's eggs benedict was equally scrumptious: country ham, roasted kale, and poached eggs with porchetta hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit ($12)
It was the special in her nerdy foodie photo that caught my eye: house lox on campagne toast with ramp pesto, pickled onions, and a sunny Stokesberry egg. Don't know how much it was and don't care. I shall have it.
After that, Amanda continued her therapy with some window shoppin at Baleen, but I was too busy lingering on that brunch photo to ask what she bought. "Love Ballard on sunny weekends," she wrote.