It is a pleasure to introduce you to Frank Edgington, an active and vocal participant in the Seattle food scene and incredibly talented cook! (Not to mention his Instagram Feed, mrfrankstagram, that showcases his dishes is beautiful.)
Frank is the Community Engagement Leader for MyFab5 in Seattle, as well as helps run the Seattle Foodies Facebook group; a community of almost 7,000!
Thank you Frank for sharing your latest thoughts on the Seattle food scene, as well as your favorite spots.
Frank's Creations (from the left):
"Charcuterie Board. Chorizo Cantimpalo, Jamon Serrano, Salchichon, Calabrese Salame, Prosciutto, Capocollo,
Marinated Mozzarella, Grain Mustard, Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Tapenade.
"Bacon, Ham, Tomato on an everything Bagel Benedict. Sometimes I make weird shiz and it often has an egg."
"How about a bowl of Spicy Garlic Green Beans for those clean-eating, fit-famming people out there."
"A tbt to this Naan Bread, Marinara, Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Bell Pepper, Basil. Super easy, super tasty."
The Best of the Seattle Food Scene
"Best: Seattle has a pretty diverse landscape. Having influences from the Pacific and beyond, there can be a great international influence on the food. It's also growing quickly and rapidly which means there are some unique food spots popping up all the time."
Improvements the Seattle Food Scene Needs
"Improvements: Diversity. I know that sounds contradictory to my statement but I don't think Seattle needs another Mexican restaurant. I'm not sure what research has been done to show 19 under "Mexican" on Yelp in Capitol Hill. I just saw a new one on Eastlake just down the street from Little Water Cantina. Also, compared to other cities, I feel that Seattle is consistently mediocre on the food. I think Seattle deserves better. Maybe it's our rapid tech growth where that demographic generally lacks food knowledge and experience which enables the mediocracy. I'm consistently impressed with the random spots I find in NYC, LA, Chicago, and SF. They are larger, but again, I think we deserve better."
Favorite Seattle Restaurants + Dishes
"Staple & Fancy: Chef's Menu: One of the best values in the city and I'm generally a fan of Ethan Stowell restaurants much more so than that Tom guy (back to mediocrity)."
"Los Agaves is Pike Place Market's hidden gem that I will frequent for breakfast on the weekend (or during the week). It's cheap, prices include tax, it's delicious, and you can tell it's well received by Pike Place staff as you can watch the people pop in and out grabbing their breakfast (Huevos Rancheros w/ Chorizo is my favorite)."
"Hue Ky Mi Gia in the International District has the best Garlic Butter Fried Chicken on the planet. Roasted Duck or Chicken Noodle Soup is one of the best things for your soul."
To wrap things up, we'll leave you with more mouth-watering images of Frank's cooking (with his specialty, the egg)...