A night on the town in Pioneer Square

Our family recently explored Pioneer Square. These days Pioneer Square is a little more lively and family friendly. Just like other Seattle neighborhoods, more and more restaurants, bakeries, and places to hang out keep opening. There's tons of choices for where to dine, drink, or to treat yourself. Years ago, I lived in Pioneer Square. Bars, clubs and a couple of Starbucks made up most of the area. Now, you can do several food crawls and still have spots to visit for the next time. 

Since the holidays have taken over Seattle, there was a vibrant tree to check out. And right next to it, a new play space for the kiddos to get some extra energy out. We wanted to visit Lady Yum for some delectable macarons, and luckily, the shop was right around the corner. Her newest store is a lot bigger than the others, with a second story loft that looks out over the classy shop. Rows and rows of colorful macarons greeted us. I went for a couple of their seasonal macarons. I couldn't resist the Sugar Cookie macaron and the fun Butterbeer one. My sons had a chocolate macaron and the Unicorn macaron. (Not pictured, since I didn't make them wait for me to take photos.) I planned on sharing mine with my husband. Sometimes I'm nice like that. At this location they also sell their elegant Entremets. These French desserts are multi-layered mousse-based cakes. At Lady Yum, they go all out with creating them and making them beautiful to the eye. And I bet they taste divine. 

Then we headed upstairs to the large loft space to eat our goodies. We had the area to ourselves and it was both elegant and relaxing. I like how glammed up the whole store is. The interior and the feel matches the delicate and pretty macarons. My macarons were very tasty. Lady Yum has the best ones we've tasted. My husband isn't too into sweets, but even he swoons when he tastes these.

Then we decided to go out for an early dinner. We selected Casco Antiguo, which was only a couple blocks away. This brick-walled space serving Mexican food and Margaritas sounded awesome. It wasn't very kid-friendly but our boys are getting older and as long as they have their toys and something to munch on, it's usually smooth. The restaurant was dark with the soft glow of candles from each table. Pioneer Square has some older buildings filled with character that make us feel like we could be dining anywhere in the world. I started with their Scratch Margarita, a basic margarita with tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and orange liqueur. You can never go wrong with those since they're just an original margarita. My husband chose a shot of Tequila Blanco and a Tecante Beer for $10, a great deal. 

We ordered some chips with salsa and guacamole and they arrived in cute jars. My husband chose the Vegetarian Enchilada and I picked the Taquitos. They had shredded duck and were served with a mango salsa. We just had to try the Churros after seeing them online. They arrived with a nice Dolce de Leche sauce for dipping. They were oh so good. There were six Churros, perfect for sharing. After getting our fill, we headed back into the night. The holiday lights twinkled at us as we walked across the street toward our car and called it a night. 

Casco Antiguo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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