Sept. 17, 2012

An Afternoon of Dining and Shopping in Lakewood's Koreatown on South Tacoma Way

Korean Tofu Soup, Bibimbap, and side dishes

Dining and Shopping at Lakewood's Koreatown

My wife and I enjoyed a recent afternoon at what has become known as Lakewood's Koreatown (officially: the International Business District).  Koreatown is a collection of 200+ business along South Tacoma Way between approximately 84th and 96th Streets.  Two grocery stores, Pal-Do ...

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Sept. 9, 2012

Wilde Rover, Kirkland's Irish Pub

One of my all time local favorites is The Wilde Rover Irish Pub Restaurant.  This popular Kirkland pub borrows part of its name from the well known Irishman, Oscar Wilde.  By their own admission devoted to "good food, drink, conversation, entertainment and friends" the atmosphere of this local ...

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May 23, 2012

Walking Down N 45th Ave in Wallingford

Guild Cinema on 45th 

How many times have you thought, "I want to live where I can walk to the shops and cafes, have a pub and a bookstore and a grocery store and a dry cleaner nearby, where I don't get my car out of the garage every day, and almost ...

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May 23, 2012

Lower Post Alley of Pike Place Market

Gum Wall of Pike Place Market 

It was a few years after I came to Seattle that I first became aware of the gum wall!  Probably because I was busy moving, getting the kids' school and my work life organized, and trying to beat out my GPS for the fastest routes around town, getting ...

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May 14, 2012

Delicious Korean Food at Chan Seattle in the Pike Place Market

Delicious Korean Food at Chan Seattle at Pike Place Market.

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What comes to your mind when you have cravings for delicious Korean food with sophisticated ambiance in Seattle? Where DO you go? It has long been an insider joke status in Seattle when people ask for recommendations for delicious ...

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May 5, 2012

Bottleworks in Wallingford, A Premium Beer Experience


Bottleworks is a specialty beer store in the Wallingford Neighborhood of Seattle.  With over 950 varieties of beer, they are definitely special!  They have "properly cellared vintage beers" (which I am guessing means they have not been exposed to varying temps that would compromise the beer) and ...

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April 16, 2012

Japonessa Sushi for Unique Sushi Experience in Downtown Seattle

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You will be smitten the moment you walk  in at Japonessa Sushi in Downtown Seattle.  The ambiance and chic décor that is mixture of Spanish and Asian influence is all that is needed to feel welcome and cozy there.  Of course, chic décor doesn’t always translate to good ...

Posted in Dining, Downtown, Seattle
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April 12, 2012

Cafe Flora's Spring Menu Rocks

Fountain Patio Dining at Cafe Flora in Madison Park 

In Madison Park lies one of Seattle's most treasured restaurants.  That it is vegetarian is more important to some of us than to others, but that it is art filled, sun and shadow filled, has delightful almost unheard music tickling at your ears, friendly and attentive servers ...

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March 10, 2012

Flying Fish Cafe in South Lake Union

The Flying Fish Restaurant in South Lake Union is one of Seattle's favorites for fish and pasta.  It's been that for the last 15 years since it's exciting opening and the welcome Seattle gave it with open arms.  Chef / Owner Christine Keff first evolved the ...

Posted in Community, Dining, Westlake
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Dec. 5, 2011

A Handful of Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Bizarro Italian Cafe in Wallingford 

A client recently asked me which restaurants I like here in Seattle.  I always have a few on top of my list for the moment, right now it's Cafe Flora in Madison Park, Crow in Lower Queen Anne, Volterra in Ballard, Sutra in Wallingford, Maximillions at the ...

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