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Old Town Ballard Gelato

A couple of hours to fill on a quiet evening right after Memorial Day.  It’s a serious holiday with a lot of remembrance and giving thanks for those who have gone before, sacrificed, left us so much.  Now in the aftermath of that day of contemplation and an almost dreamy looking back quality, what could […]

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Old Town Ballard Stroll

Early evening, still light, quiet tree-lined streets in Old Town Ballard hold a still promise of the dinner hour.  Lights from the restaurants, pubs, and wine cafes glow over wooden tables set artfully on old wooden floors, windows gleam with un-looked for bits and pieces of the past, and reflect trees, leaves, branches, telephone poles, […]

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Eva Restaurant in Tangletown

Green Lake has a special place called Tangletown that’s full of great places to eat, drink, and enjoy with your friends. Eva Restaurant may not be as famous as some Seattle spots but have dinner here and you’ll see a lot of dedicated neighborhood residents that return again and again for a very special experience […]

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St Clouds Restaurant in Madrona

There is a restaurant in Madrona that has something pretty unique and special.  First of all, the food is really up there with the best.  The co-owner/chef, John Platt, has cooked at some great places, Coastal Kitchen and Five Spot.  When he opened St Clouds with his friend Pablo Butler, he did so with it […]

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McGilvra’s Madison Park

McGilvra’s might be your quintessential Madison Park hang out, if such a word can be applied to the understated elegance that is the order of the day in this luxe neighborhood by Lake Washington. Winters, like now, it’s cosy and has a great bar and coming in to watch the game is a natural. The food, everyone says (foodie or not!) is good. The atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale and you can be assured of a good dining experience and a strong desire to come back.

Irish Nachos? (yep, extra cheese.) A Hot Monkey Mojito? What next?

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Kingfish Cafe in Capitol Hill, Southern Food Bliss

Want somewhere timeless for lunch?  Wander over to the Kingfish Cafe on the 600 block of 19th Avenue E in Capitol Hill and get ready to have a very very happy mouth.  Especially if you love, or think you are going to love delectable Southern cooking like Crawfish and Corn Chowder, Melt-in-your-Mouth Cornbread with hot […]

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Fuel, Capitol Hill Coffee Sanctuary

You’re in Capitol Hill, you’re early and you have an hour to kill.  But why be destructive when instead of killing it you can make it one of the high points of your day? Head for Fuel, on tree-lined 19th Avenue in east Capitol Hill near St. Joseph’s old landmark church. A Seattle original and […]

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Sweet Capitol Hill Saffari

Molly Moon’s Handmade Ice Cream – Artisan ice cream with flavors like “Apple Pie Ice Cream” and “Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet,” said by aficionados to be “Seattle’s finest ice cream.”  Be warned, some claim many of the flavors taste pretty much alike!  You’ll have to try it and see for yourself (and let me know what […]

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Edmonds Excitement in January

Welcome to my favorite part of the Pacific Northwest: Edmonds, Washington.  I admit to being partial, and maybe it’s because I am a longtime Edmonds resident and real estate broker, but I prefer to think that I live and work here because it holds a special meaning for me.  After all, I have lived elsewhere […]

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