Archive January 2016

January 30, 2016

Catch a ride

One of my favorite things about living in Washington is our ferry system. The Washington State Ferries maintain the largest fleet of ferries in the United States with 24 vessels carrying over 23 million passengers a year. It’s the 4th largest ferry system in the world running 10 routes serving 20 terminals located around the

January 25, 2016

A real perk-me-up

So, there are many reasons why I LOVE the Caffe Ladro on 15th Ave in Upper Capitol Hill. First of all, it’s my local coffee shop (only a few blocks away) and locals and their canine companions are always sitting outside to welcome me! When I enter the shop, I always get eye contact from

January 23, 2016

A walk in the park

Yesterday was a beautiful day in the city. And a perfect day to visit my favorite park in Seattle – Volunteer Park located in upper Capitol Hill. A little history on the park: It was originally intended as a cemetery in 1885 (Washelli Cemetery) but 2 years later, all the grave sites were removed and it

January 21, 2016

Try this Thai

Conveniently located on the corner of East Pike St & Harvard sit’s Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant & Bar (pronounced ah-you-tai-yah and named after the Ancient Capitol of Thailand). A family run authentic Thai restaurant that’s been in the neighborhood since 1985 – that’s impressive! I stopped in there for lunch yesterday without a lot of time to spare and

January 15, 2016

i’m hooked

So my second post finds me all the way down on the north end of Broadway at one of my favorite places to go to when I want to escape the city: Bait Shop. Bait Shop is very much “in the city” but everytime I come here, I feel like I’m in Maine, standing on a

January 10, 2016

One Of the Best Meals Of My Life

Whelp, here it is. My first post. Instead of starting this momentous occasion in Capitol Hill, we start in Belltown at a restaurant I have heard a lot about but not yet tried: Spur. Spur is an American Gastropub that “seamlessly brings fine dining cuisine into an approachable bar atmosphere”. Spur has garnered widespread recognition