Archive April 2016

April 30, 2016

A Night to Remember

So last week I got to visit one of my favorite places in the city. Not only that but it’s my favorite music venue in the world (so far) the Showbox At The Market In Seattle. I went to see an English band that I had loved as a kid in the early 90’s, Lush.

April 26, 2016

Something About Cider

Capitol Cider is the largest independent cider bar in the country. They offer the country’s largest selection of hard ciders on tap and by the bottle not to mention an array of apple based spirits. The cider bar list includes more than 150 selections from Washington, Montana, Oregon, California, British Columbia, England, France and Spain.

April 25, 2016

Dare To Be Different

I love dining out for lunch during the week while everyone else is at work. There is no wait for a great table, no long lines to deal with and the wait staff is just starting their shift so they are full of energy and eager to talk to you (which I love). One of

April 19, 2016

Change and Continuity

Previously named Lincoln Park by the Seattle City Council in 1901, what we now call Cal Anderson Park has had quite a history. The 7.37 acre park was originally known as the Lincoln Reservoir . The reservoir was constructed after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 but it wasn’t put to use until 1901 and

April 18, 2016

A New Revolution

Right on the corner of Pike and Belmont resides the most amazing little Wine Shop/Bar, Revolution Wine and inside you will find two of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life, Carmen and Mark Brown. Back in 2005 Mark wanted to take a different approach to a wine shop an “anti-wine shop,

April 17, 2016

the year of the dragon

There’s a little gem of a restaurant nestled inside the Paramount Hotel in Downtown Seattle. It first opened in June of 1997 as the “Blowfish Cafe” then in February of 2000, The Year of the Dragon, proprietor Takao Kikuchi reincarnated the restaurant as “The Dragonfish Cafe” which it remains to this day. I love the

April 13, 2016

It’s Nice To Be Kneaded

“Let us lead you on a journey far, far away from everyday cares, worries and stresses” is what Michael John Beidler said when he opened Dreamscape Massage LLC on the North end of East Broadway back in 2010. Michael is the owner of Dreamscape and a graduate of Brenneke School of Massage. The therapists here

April 12, 2016

To The Moon and Back

Molly Moon Neitzel has one very serious passion. That passion just so happens to be creating delicious, fresh, locally made and highly popular ice cream. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream got it’s start back in 2008 with it’s first shop opening in Wallingford. They now have 6 locations all over the Seattle area. The Capitol

April 10, 2016

Viva Poquitos

James Weimann and Deming Maclise first partnered up on a quaint Parisian inspired restaurant, Bastille located in Ballard back in 2009. Since then the restaurants between the two of them go on to include: Macleods and Stoneburner also in Ballard, Rhein Haus and my personal favorite Poquitos both located here on Capitol Hill. First course: $3.00

April 4, 2016

keeping capitol hill spicy

Over the weekend I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to entertain two very important guests visiting our beautiful city, my parents. And if you know my parents you know one thing to be true about both of them, they love Chinese food. My parents: Dorothy and Forrest Thomson getting ready to eat what