Luke Huard grew up 25 miles from Seattle, where Georgia State will play Washington at 6 p.m. Saturday.
He offered this Rick Steves-like take on what do in the Emerald City, if are you are going to the game:
If you’re hungry:
Dick’s Drive-In: A burger place that’s outstanding.
Ivar’s: If you don’t want to spend $150. It’s kind of fast-food seafood. They’ve got the best clam chowder.
Varlamos Pizzeria: They have the biggest, best calzone. You can get a side salad with cheese, ranch and black olives, my favorite combination in the world.
Pike Place Fish Market: It’s more than just food. You have the original Starbucks. The fish market, there’s something for everybody.
Daniel’s Broiler: Best teriyaki steak skewers.
From assistant coach Tim Lappano:
Metropolitan Grill: Everything. It’s the best restaurant in Seattle. Great steaks.
El Gaucho: Best Mexican food in Seattle.
Things to do:
Alki Beach: It’s on the Puget Sound. Ton of great restaurants.
Space Needle: It’s good. It’s a little hectic down there.
EMP Museum: Go see the Jimi Hendrix exhibit (that’s my take, not Huard’s).
Stadiums: Going to a baseball game at Safeco field. Going to a Seahawks game is a given. Those two stadiums are right beside each other.
Mt Si: Coach Lappano and I used to go run there. It’s a three-hour climb up, right in foothills of Cascades.