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Category: Washington

Kirkland, Washington

How many Costco shoppers are there out there? Well… how many of you have purchased something from the Kirkland Signature…

Ginza Japanese, Bellevue

“You like? You like?” I’m not sure what to call this little woman (mama? matron?), but she came out of…

The Fremont Troll, Seattle

“Who’s that tramping over my bridge?” roared the troll. “It’s I! The big Billy Goat Gruff ,” said the billy…

The Crab Pot, Seattle

Mix fresh crab, clams, mussels, oysters, prawns and scallops with sausage, sweet corn, and potatoes and you get a typical…

Hendrix Memorial, Renton

Jimi Hendrix, guitar god, member of the Forever 27 Club, part owner of Electric Lady Studios, headliner at Woodstock, and…

Bubblegum Wall, Seattle

In an obscure little alley way beside Pike Place Market, you’ll find stone walls decorated by masses of colourful bubblegum….

Chantanee, Bellevue

Given all the recent posts, you’d think that all we do in Seattle is eat… This is not the case….

SoulFood Cafe, Redmond

After a long three days of standing, talking, and learning, and while the rest of the team decided to head…

Stone House, Redmond

Oooooh… a unique house with exceptional food, a rumoured ghost, and a bootlegging history… this is my kind of place….

Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Market in Seattle first opened in 1907. It was created to counteract produce wholesaler price gouging that…

Pike Place Starbucks

It’s probably a sacrilege to write this after posting about affogato, espresso drinks, and fine Italian coffee. But, regardless of…

Affogato al Caffe

It started with a conversation many moons ago… our office is full of frequent consumers of espresso (usually as con…

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