Archive March 2016

March 29, 2016

saving the world one sandwich at a time

Founded in 2009 and now with locations all over Seattle, Homegrown isn’t your average sandwich shop. Aside from creating an array of delicious, edible creations they have one very important goal in mind: (as a company) to have as little environmental impact as possible. They go above and beyond to create amazing food out of

Oh How Very Meri

  Right along the Snoqualmie River (about 30 miles outside of Seattle) there sit’s a 2 acre organic farm where Marigold and Mint grows flowers and edibles for their beautiful shop in the Melrose Market. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson a trained Landscape Architect, Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, retail shop

This sure Beets having to eat salad

I have to be honest, I don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Growing up in a place where a majority of your produce came from cans and milk came dried and in a box it’s easy to see how this can happen. I’ve been working hard over the years to improve this but alas, it

8 Oz Burger Co
March 15, 2016

Cheeseburger cravings on The Hill

For lunch today, I couldn’t help myself. Maybe it was the arrival of that elusive thing we Seattle-ites like to call the Sun. Maybe because it’s almost my Friday, but for some reason, I really wanted a cheeseburger. So I got one. And I couldn’t think of a better place to get one than 8

Central Cinema Marquee
March 12, 2016

Go back to the future at Central

This weekend, I made a long overdue trip to my absolute favorite movie theater in Seattle to see one of my favorite movies when I was a kid: the 7 p.m. showing of “Back to the Future” at Central Cinema located on 21st and Union in the Central District. There are many things I love

March 9, 2016

Where everybody knows my name

I’ve always wanted to be a “regular” somewhere. From the moment you walk in the door, everyone knows your name. They have your drink waiting for you before you even sit down and they don’t even have to ask what you’d like to order because they already know. I’ve wondered for a while now why I haven’t

March 8, 2016

The original chop shop

Rudy’s Barbershop first opened its doors in 1993 with its first store located in the very spot it sits in today: 614 E. Pine St. With Rudy’s, they wanted to create a “cross-generational community center” with a sense of place for people in the community as well as help to spawn a creative energy through music and art while

March 2, 2016

Oola la – distillery tasting

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to get a private tour at one of my favorite Seattle micro distilleries, Oola Distillery. Located at 1314 E. Union St. (on the corner of 14th and Union), this distillery produces small batches of gin, vodka, infused vodka’s and my favorite, bourbon whiskey (trust me, it’s delicious). Owner and distiller Kirby Kallas-Lewis

March 1, 2016

For the love of ramen

I have to admit, I LOVE Japanese food. So it’s a surprise to me that it’s taken me this long to check this place out, (it opened about a year ago) but I am so glad I finally did. Kukai Ramen & Izakaya is located at 320 Pine Street in the Three20 Apartment Building. They have