Anthony's Bell Street Diner, Seattle
Yes, it's more seafood...I'm in Seattle, after all. This time, I was at the Bell Street Diner, which is part of the Anthony's chain (2201 Alaskan Way, 206-448-6688). I was surprised to find that the clams here were not steamed in the typical white wine and garlic mixture, but rather in a buerre blanc sauce.
That worried me, as it was going against my minimalist tendencies, but I ended up really liking it, as it didn't really distract from the naturally savory taste of the clams. Unfortunately I didn't really care much for the fish that followed; I probably should have gotten the interesting sounding salmon pot pie instead. At least they provided a decent loaf of sourdough here.