Posts filed under: Rest of Washington

Snohomish WA

Right on Main Street: Looking Glass Coffee. Nice little spot with good espresso and inhouse made donuts! The espresso is on the dark and moody side with serious pulls so...

Mt Vernon WA

Food truck popup: Random Acts of Food. Everyone was going crazy for the deep fried Brussel sprouts with sea salt and lime so I had to give them a try....

Bow WA

Blueberries any way you want: Bow Hill Blueberries. Stop by for a tasting….including pickled….or just go to pick your fill. This place has blueberries done in ways you may haven’t...

Bow WA

Another spot for cheese: Samish Bay Cheese. Very nice spot to do a cheese tasting on your way to pick blueberries in the Skagit Valley. It’s all organic and made...

Duvall WA

No bike this time: Duvall Tavern. We were visiting this small town just east of the metro area and stopped in to checkout this “world famous since 1934” establishment in...

Edison WA

Wine anyone? Slough Food. Nice little spot to pick up some wine, cheese and charcuterie for later…or enjoy it in their courtyard. They also offer soups, salads and sandwiches. This...

Edison WA

Continuing our tour of northwest Washington: Breadfarm. Nice little artisan bakery in the heart of a nice, interesting little village in the Skagit Valley. While we didn’t have their bread,...

Ferndale WA

Who knew: Boxx Berry Farm Market. Happened upon this place driving the backroads of northwestern Washington and stopped in just to see what they had to offer. This is a...

Lynden WA

Dessert: Lynden Dutch Bakery. Had lunch at JoFish and saved room for a Dutch treat…or 2! Our choice wasn’t so Dutch but more local….the caramel apple pie, made from local...

Lynden WA

Seafood in cow country: JoFish Seafood & Grill. Beautiful small town near the Canadian border originally populated by people of Dutch ancestry. The downtown area is full of Dutch architecture,...

Deming WA

Go to place near Mt Baker: The North Fork Brewery. Neapolitan style pizza with a few other choices such as salads and lasagna. And then there is the beer. Nice...

Snohomish WA

On the bike again: Snohomish Bakery. Weather was awful so we stopped to dry out and refuel. Nice spot with reasonable espresso and a good selection of pastries. Visit website...

Port Townsend WA

Waiting for the ferry: Port Townsend Vineyards Wine Plaza. Nice spot with drop dead views of the Sound…and the wines aren’t bad either. Fruit is locally sourced so expect cold weather...

Port Angeles WA

Carb loading: Bella Italia. Classic Italian restaurant located downtown near the waterfront. Had a ride up Hurricane Ridge the next morning and this seemed like a good option. Started with...

Port Townsend WA

Pizza on the Peninsula: Hillbottom Pie. On my way to ride to the top of Hurricane Ridge and I needed some carbo loading. Nice little spot in the historic district...

Bellingham WA

Brewpub in B’ham: Aslan Brewing Co. For my Alabama followers, no this isn’t in Birmingham…..Bellingham instead….which my PNW followers will immediately recognize. I’ve been here a couple of times and...

Snohomish WA

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...

Bellingham WA

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...

Bow WA

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...

Port Townsend WA

Afternoon snack: Pane d’Amore. Heading back to Seattle from the Peninsula and no need to get on the ferry hungry. This place is a bit off the beaten tourist track...

Gig Harbor WA

Brunch: NetShed No. 9. We were visiting Gig Harbor…for the first time despite living here for almost 20 years! This place sounded interesting…..and the space and views can’t be beat....

Gig Harbor WA

After brunch drinks: Heritage Distilling Co. They have several tasting room locations and this is their waterfront location in the downtown area. We visited during the Maritime Gig Festival so...

Cedardale WA

Needed some Jo: Coffee Shack Co. Located just off exit 221 near Mount Vernon, it was a good place to stop…for gas…and some coffee on our way to Vancouver BC...

Duvall WA

Cycling pitstop: C.C. Espresso and Ice Creamery. Needed a quick protein and carb load so what could be better than ice cream! Nice little shop in “downtown” Duvall. They have...

Walla Walla WA

Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs. This place is very popular. On weekends expect to wait in line so arrive early…or wait. Classic breakfast fare delivered country style….huge portions! The short stack...

Yakima WA

Google search: Public House Yakima. We needed a quick lunch on our way back to Seattle and this place looked interesting…and hopefully quick. Our problem began with Google Maps. Not...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:11 pmOur daughter’s choice: Whitehouse-Crawford. We ate here about 10 years ago and she still remembers the experience. So, we had to have...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:12 pmSeriously good French cuisine: Brasserie Four. This place really has it all….nice bar, French bistrot food and a great selection of wines....

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:19 pmWine tasting: Browne. Another option for tasting…..there are many, many to try. Very nice alfresco area which made the tasting (bottle) all...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:21 pmWine tasting: Cadaretta. Cycling in Walla Walla is fantastic and this makes it even more so! It’s been a few years since...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:22 pmOrdered too much food: Public House 124. In Walla Walla to do some riding and needed fuel for the next day….but not...

Ellensburg WA

Recommended by a friend: Yellow Church Cafe. Brief stop, for lunch, on the way to Walla Walla. We had the seared tuna salad and the smoked chicken club which were both good...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:31 pmMore ice cream: Salt & Straw. Very popular place on Capitol Hill. They have a eclectic selection of flavors and pride themselves...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:37 pmAfter brunch stop: Mount Bakery. We visited the downtown location….the original is in the Fairhaven section of town. The plan was to...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:37 pmHalfway there: Hundred North. Decided to have brunch with our daughter who lives in Vancouver BC, so we met her in Bellingham….which...

North Bend WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:14 pmGreat Mexican food: Rio Bravo. We were looking for something a bit different than our usual stop…..Twede’s Cafe. The place is very...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:18 pmAfter skiing late lunch: Roslyn Cafe. This is the cafe of Northern Exposure fame….as is almost everything in the town of Roslyn!...

Winslow WA

Wine, food and art gallery: Amelia Wynn tasting room This is a nice go to place when you have a bit of time waiting to take the next ferry back...

Poulsbo WA

Chocolate anyone? Boehms Chocolates of Poulsbo Never miss a chance for more chocolate and this place is right on Main Street so you can’t miss it. The original location, and...

Poulsbo WA

Always time for a latte: Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse. Visit this place if for no other reason than to experience the drop dead views of Liberty Bay from the adjoining alfresco area....

Poulsbo WA

Ever what you need: Sluys Poulsbo Bakery Interesting story behind this place. It’s been around since the early 1900s and has changed hands and names, a few times over the...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:38 pmNorthern Exposure Fame: The Brick. Decided to stop in after a hike in the area. The history of this area of Washington...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:49 pmFunky little sandwich shop: HoneyHole. Busy spot on Cap Hill with a great space and sandwiches. The sandwich selection is extensive and...

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:50 pmGet your ice cream fix: Snow Goose Produce. Simply said….I’ve never seen a portion size of ice cream like this. They have...

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:55 pmBakery, espresso and charcuterie: C Squared. Interestingly, this and the companion Third Street Cafe are part of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op....

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:53 pmNew option: Third Street Cafe. Interestingly, this and the companion C Squared are part of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op. As expected,...

Snohomish WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:12 pmQuick bite on our way north: Buzz Inn. One of 12 locations in Washington, this one is at the Harvey Airport in...

Chelan WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:02 pmBakery option: Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery. Nice option for a coffee and pastries besides the ubiquitous Starbucks…..which is essentially next door to...

Chelan WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:04 pmBBQ in Chelan, Really? BBQ in the Vineyard. Highlight of this trip to Chelan. It just reopened the week we were there……note...

La Conner WA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:49 pmLooking for a bite after the tulip fields: The Oyster and Thistle. Located a bit off the beaten path on the Sound,...

Issaquah WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pmLooking for late lunch: Stan’s BBQ. Hard to find good BBQ in Seattle but thought we’d give this place a try. Located...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:46 pmA bit of après ski: Roslyn Mexican Grill. Just down I-90 from the snow park and it seemed like a good option...

Blaine WA

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:45 pmIf you need a stop for sustenance: Bob’s Burgers and Brews. Part of a chain found throughout Washington this one is about...

Sultan WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:33 pmWell known spot for baked goods: Sultan Bakery. A small place that is best known for its breakfasts and bakery. This visit...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:35 pmGet your fruit here: Smallwood’s Harvest. Very near Silvara’s tasting room it’s worth a stop just to look at all the specialty...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:37 pmAnother wine tasting opportunity: Silvara. The wines are good…..and in some case quite good….but the venue is very hard to beat. The...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 02:58 pmTrip over the pass on a beautiful day: Andrea’s Keller. Recent brief visit for a “Bavarian” experience before……wine tasting. This is one...

Anacortes WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:37 pmA short drive from the ferry terminal: Adrift. Forgotten we had been here a number of years ago…it hasn’t changed much although...

Deer Harbor WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:40 pmA new place in an old space: Island Pie. Just down the street from where we were staying and it came highly...

Mt Constitution WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:41 pmOk it’s not a restaurant but if you hike, cycle or drive up this is a place to look for: Sugar on...

Eastsound WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:45 pmA lunch stop while exploring the island: Madrona Bar & Grill. Not our first choice but on a busy day it fit...

Eastsound WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:47 pmOn to Orcas Island: Brown Bear Bakery. Can’t miss…right on Main Street….because of that, it’s very popular and can be busy in...

Everett WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 10:03 pmQuick stop for lunch on our way north to Bellingham for a family event: Pho Mai. In a strip mall and a...

Ashford WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:51 pmGo to place near the Nisqually entrance to Mt Rainier: Copper Creek. Late lunch after hiking up to Panorama Point. We’ve tried...

Spokane WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:34 pmRoad trip: Wild Sage Bistro Highly regarded and best described as new American, the choices were typical…fish, pork and chicken. We had...

Moses Lake WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:34 pmOn the road: Michaels on the Lake Located lakeside with outdoor dining and a view…..spoiled a bit by the railroad that runs...

Friday Harbor WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:40 pmA quick coffee before the trip back to Seattle: Riptide Cafe. Very nice cafe right on the harbor. I had to have...

Friday Harbor WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:36 pmEarly afternoon snack after whale watching: Downriggers Gorgeous space and views so worth a visit just for that reason. That said, the...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:08 pmDinner for thirty: Seastar Another group dinner at this well known and highly regarded seafood restaurant in the metro area. Fixed menu...

Chelan WA

Last updated on May 20th, 2018 at 08:43 pmHit a few wineries for tastings while cycling (off the bike) in Chelan: Nefarious Cellars, Benson Estate Winery,Mellisoni Vineyards, Hard Row to Hoe and...

Chelan WA

Last updated on May 20th, 2018 at 08:10 pmOur home base for food before and after our rides: Apple Cup Cafe. This place is legendary and we had breakfast and...

Chelan WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:10 pmAnother post ride feed: Local Myth Pizza A go to place for pizza while in Chelan. It’s very small so expect a...

Chelan WA

Last updated on May 19th, 2018 at 01:03 pmPost ride feed: Marcela’s Cocina Mexicana I’ve been here once before and we were post ride so it was a good choice...

Maltby WA

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:54 pmGot the job to pick up our cats today so this was lunch: Maltby Cafe. I’ve passed this place numerous times when...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 10:39 pmGreat place on a cold day: Firehouse Café Nice little coffee and pastry shop in the Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham. Located in...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 10:42 pmQuick trip to check out: Back East BBQ. We have a wedding coming up in August so we did a bit of...

Snoqualmie WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:48 pmLate afternoon lunch after a morning of cross country skiing: Salish Lodge Attic Great location and it’s on the way back from...

North Bend WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:53 pmSecond location of this coffee bar: Pioneer Coffee Roasters Didn’t know about this one but it is almost a reproduction of the...

Ferndale WA

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 05:00 pmMultiple locations from BC to Bellevue but try this one within a few miles of crossing the border: Woods Coffee. When you...

Winthrop WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:55 pmMexican food abounds in Eastern Washington and this another example with a bit of a Mayan touch: Carlos 1800 Mexican Grill &...

Winthrop WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:56 pmNew place just outside of town: Methow Valley Ciderhouse Stopped by to try this place because it looked interesting. Basically a sausage...

Winthrop WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:56 pmGreat way to start the ski day: Rocking Horse Bakery Funky space…boat on the ceiling and bikes on the wall….that is always...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:56 pmVery touristy German themed town but check out: Schocolat Lots of places to spend your money here but this is a local...

Cle Elum WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:56 pmNice place for a quick coffee break just off I5: Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co Right in downtown and just past Snoqualmie Pass...

North Bend WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:59 pmWhen you’re in the area check out this bakery: Georgia’s (formerly George’s) It’s been in the same location for 90 years so...

North Bend WA

Last updated on January 24th, 2019 at 02:26 pmThis is it…the diner of Twin Peaks fame: Twede’s Cafe It’s been some time since I’ve eaten here but this is one...

Coupeville WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2019 at 10:02 pmRight on Penn Cove: Front Street Grill. It’s a very busy place….a good sign that the food has to be good They...

Bow WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:09 pmAlways wanted to eat here as I have biked past it: Oyster Bar Spectacular view from the upper restaurant. Of course the...

Chelan WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:19 pmClassic intimate Italian in small town WA: Andante Up and coming wine AVA. You gotta try the X Rated blood orange vodka...

Twisp WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:35 pmYou gotta have a bakery for your am coffee: Cinnamon Twisp Bakery Typical space offering good coffee, lattes and bakery items. A...

Twisp WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:36 pmGreat place for Italian food in Eastern Washington: Tappi Part of a trip a couple of years with a return this year;...

Winthrop WA

Last updated on April 4th, 2019 at 10:26 pmGreat place to stop on a cold winter day after cross country skiing: Kelly’s. Essentially a one man show and the owner...

Winthrop WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:36 pmGreat dinner: Arrowleaf Bistro Started with wild mushroom turnover followed by a winter salad. Entrees were sturgeon and bacon wrapped rabbit. Excellent!...

La Conner WA

Last updated on October 19th, 2018 at 09:49 amQuick visit after picking out pumpkins for Halloween: Seeds. This is one of the better restaurants in the area with a mix...