Posts filed under: West Coast

Passing through: Bird and The Bottle We were on the way to a wedding and needed something before our road trip north. Nice space with a deck overlooking a busy street. Despite that, it was a pleasant spot for a quick lunch outdoors. The menu is one of small plates so most things are designed......
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You gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel in the U District and I had a chance for a brief visit recently and it did not disappoint! The views in all directions are…..amazing….from the Space Needle….to the Olympics,......
Another bike stop: Proper Joe. About the midpoint of our ride north and it seemed like a good place to try….there are a number in this small town just north of Seattle. The space is comfortable and the espresso, quite good. So, if you’re in the area….even if you’re not on a bike….stop in and......
Soft opening: Dough Zone. There are about a 1/2 dozen locations of this local chain in the Seattle metro area and I recently visited the newest addition…downtown….for their soft opening. It was very busy for lunch and the wait for a bar seat was about 40 minutes. I heard others had waited over an hour......
Dandan Noodles: 7 Stars Pepper. My first experience with these noodles was in China a few years back and I’d been looking to find them in the US ever since. This place is classic….2nd floor space with multiple tables in the Little Saigon area of the International District. It’s about 7 blocks up Jackson from......
Classic brew pub: Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro. Visit on a Monday night if you can….it’s Irish and Folk night….live music in the park next door. Nothing like a beer and live Irish music as you down your food choice. It’s a bar so expect the usual food with multiple beers on tap and a......