Where to Eat – September 2016
Near the corner of Pike and Broadway in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a gluten-free sanctuary awaits passersby who duck into the European tavern-esque exterior. Once inside the dining room, sleek and swanky yet down-home vibes reign supreme — the ideal setting for filling up on comfort foods and warming up with a golden pint. When the time comes to select from the taps upon taps that line the back of the bar, guests may find themselves hard-pressed to choose just one. Where this prospect would usually indicate the end of the party for the beer-intolerant, gluten-free crowds are right at home at Capitol Cider. As a naturally gluten-free fermented beverage that forgoes beer’s wheat and barley, cider is the name of the game for those looking to get their drink on while avoiding these common culprits. Owner Julie Tall, herself a longtime gluten-free gourmand, knows this better than many.