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- THE GOOD: upcycled decor and historic neighborhood.
- THE BAD: no duck.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Georgetown, Seattle.
But Seattle exceeds beyond high rises and bright lights, so please appreciate her entirety by visiting the older and less glamorous neighborhoods, like Beacon Hill, Columbia City, SoDo and the International District.
A retro community that reflects an industrial past, with brick buildings, antique shops, rail yard remnants, and two out of three locals spotting tattoos and piercings.
Grunge prevails here. Glad I didn’t wear heels.
Shuffle board, foosball and live DJ on Sunday’s.
What doesn’t Brass Tacks offer?
Right! That awesome murrell on North wall, illustrating Georgetown’s history of trains, aviation, highway 99 and more. Its brilliant colors and bold design easily amass admirers. Just ask friends at King5 news.
Upcycled items decorate the restaurant.
Upcycling? What’s that?
HipCycle.com explains it as “the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful or often beautiful.”
Industrial-sized brass tacks ornate the tables, Bohemian curtains draped against the windows, refurbished chicken coop doors framed display menus, and recycled cans mounted on the walls to grow herbs and vegetables.
Everywhere we turned, intriguing objects popped into sight, resembling many of MOMA’s masterpieces.
Brunch didn’t offer duck.
Even though menu online stated otherwise. Yes we felt disappointed; and yes, website has been updated since our visit.
No espresso either. Junkies must resort to drip. The bar, however, morphed into a small party within 30 minutes of opening.
Menu choices were limited but enticing still.
Especially our orders of Washington Grass Fed Burger (14), Corn Beef Hash (14) and biscuits with gravy (12), all of them arriving swiftly.
Eggs sunny side up laid over corn beef hash.
Perfectly done eggs: no runny yolk, no dry edges.
Hash was filled with flavor. Slow roasting enabled fresh ingredients to fully absorbed into contents. Bits of potatoes enhanced texture and offset meat’s natural saltiness. It tasted pleasant by itself, but superb with eggs.
While we question burgers’ entitlement as a part of the brunch menu…
We’ve only positive experiences with grass fed beef, and looked forward to another.
Inside fresh Macrina potato buns packed a juicy patty, topped with caramelized onion, crunchy pickles and glossy white cheddar. Fitting it all into one bite took effort but proved a valuable feat; because, the burger was sensational, and its placement on brunch menu well-deserved.
What better accomplice to burger than fries?
Biscuit was good.
It was dense, lightly salted, and paired well with honey butter.
Unfortunately, we’ll skip the gravy next time. It was runny and also lightly salted, which worked against the biscuit.
The restaurant’s website displays an awards list.
THANK YOU for the food, service, entertainment, atmosphere, and most of all, efforts to embrace the neighborhood’s history!
So what Georgetown doesn’t dazzle! Its grungy past reigns the present, and makes us proud of our beautiful city.
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Brass Tacks Georgetown
6031 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108