Miss CC (the Cosmopolitan Connoisseur) makes her debut appearance for www.seattlefoodster.com with her thoughts on Crave in Capitol Hill.
Go there once, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from saying in the near future… “I’m craving some Crave.” In my case, I spoke those words less than 24 hours after visiting Crave, in Capitol Hill, for the first time. Specifically, I was craving from Crave more delicious Apple Dutch Babies. My brunch companion couldn’t help but order herself a plate too….
There are many things to crave about Crave. (I can’t help it! Last time though, promise.) The restaurant is tiny and cozy, with only about a dozen diner style tables and chairs. Their tagline is “contemporary comfort food,” which is true, but don’t gloss over the word contemporary. While mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and pork chops are on the menu, none of the dishes are your traditional fare. The grilled cheese, which my dining companion on the first trip to Crave ordered, comes out on thick sourdough with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, and apple slices. The mac and cheese is a blend of three cheeses and shitake mushrooms. The molasses glazed pork chop comes with jalapeno cheddar grits and collard greens.
My favorite detail about Crave is that they serve brunch on weekdays and weekends until mid-afternoon. Which means, at Crave, all of us Capitol Hill hipsters who roll out of bed past noon can still grab some brunch and café Umbria coffee. In my case it is thin pancakes layered with crisp apple slices, drizzled with maple syrup. Now that’s something to crave.