DList Magazine Summer "Nightlife" Issue 2015 - Page 14

INSIDER’S LOOK BEACHFRONT BITES Written by Lauren Adam Photos Sarah Flotard & Samantha Englander/Huxley Wallace Collective Westward and Little Gull Grocery is a nautical haven on South Lake Union that stays busy – especially during the summer. The beachfront property includes a communal fire pit for those cool nights on the coast and oversized wooden beach chairs line the shore each with an unequivocally sweeping view of Seattle in all her summertime glory. Inside the open air dining room, patrons can sip rose on boat-seat style bar stools while the bearded men at Little Gull Grocery shuck halfpriced fresh local oysters for the midday menu. Details like dock rungs and repurposed sails won’t go unnoticed as intricate contributions 14 to this maritime escape. Indulge with a menu laden in sea-inspired and Mediterranean focused fare like the Grilled Halloumi Panzanella, created by named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2015, Executive Chef Zoi Antonitsas. After dinner, take a nightcap outside and bask is the warm evening breeze off the water. When you tie up at Westward, be prepared to explore exceptional flavors, quality ingredients, and the depth of how gorgeous life in Seattle can really be. 2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103 • (206) 552-8215 www.westwardseattle.com