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......
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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......
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Lunch on the water: Agua Verde Under new ownership and with a new chef. Plus…….the Marina Cantina is also new and outback, on the water, pass the paddle club and the place to be if you are looking for an alfresco experience near the UW Medical Center Montlake Campus. Indoors not much appeared to have......
Delightful little spot: Farm to Table Bakery. A bit off the beaten path but worth a short drive off I5 or as another route to Bellingham since it’s just south of Chuckanut Drive. I’ve passed this place many times on my bicycle but never stopped in, until recently. It’s a small place with good baked......
Szechuan on Capitol Hill: Chuan on Capitol. I had heard a bit about this place and it’s only a short walk from the light rail station so it seemed like a reasonable spot for lunch. The menu comes to the table via an iPad…or the QR code at each table that you can scan with......
Happy but a bit sad: Bistro Shirlee. Recently acquired by Renee Erickson, Saint Helens has been remade into Bistro Shirlee. While I’m sad to see the loss of Saint Helens, Shirlee is a great remake of the former. The space is the same, including the deck area and fire pit. It remains a great space......