Double Take: Seattle vs. Boston
Face-Off: Seattle vs. Boston
LEFT, Seattle is the Pacific Northwest's center for cuisine (and coffee).
RIGHT, Boston is New England's de facto food and culture capital.
LEFT: Hotel Ändra has its own year-round cooking school owned by James Beard award winner Tom Douglas. (Classes are scheduled almost daily.) Other pluses: gourmet pizza delivery, and aquavit at the bar; hotelandra.com.
RIGHT: Locals fill the seats along with guests at Hotel Commonwealth's three top restaurants, including an oyster bar lined with thousands of shells from Island Creek Oyster Farm; hotelcommonwealth.com.
LEFT: Savor Seattle's Food & Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market gets you up close and personal with iconic purveyors, including those famous fish throwers and the original Starbucks; savorseattletours.com.