Sometimes I'm really excited for a blog post and then sometimes I'm not. It's nothing against the experience, because damn Astoria is the coolest. Yet, after writing a couple posts about the same trip I start to think, "Another one, really?" I hate that I do this because I love what I do. Although, I've realized being three cups deep in coffee at Panera can fix just about anything. So let's get crackin.
Free Willy was partly filmed in Astoria, so my sister was determined to get a photo where they actually freed Willy. Ain't she cute? After our detour we decided to have lunch next to the Columbia River at Baked Alaska. (#1 12th Street)
Here's a link to their menu!
This wonderful dining experience started with their lovely patio seating. The weather was perfect and we could see the water under our feet. Our waitress was adorable, bubbly, and pleasant. She mentioned to another table that the chef was from Alaska, which was super interesting because of their name.
I think my dad ordered clam chowder at just about every restaurant we went to. This bowl was super photogenic and he gave the chowder a 7/8 out of 10.
My sister and I shared the 14" Margherita pizza. While as, my parents both ordered gourmet sandwiches. The food was awesome, fresh, and hot.
I absolutely adore creme brulee and they had it on the menu! It was an orange dreamsicle flavor- never been a fan of orangey things. BUT, this was phenomenal. If you're in Astoria, check this place out.
*Have you been to Baked Alaska before? If so, what did you order?
*What other restaurants do you enjoy in Astoria?
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