One of my favorite cities in the world. Seattle on a summer's day can't be beat. It's a city of neighborhoods, and perfect for exploring. A great food scene, craft beers, and of course, wonderful coffee. Seattle is a fun place to explore, or use as a jumping off point for heading out to...more
Golden Gardens is a great beach and park. The views across the Sound to the Olympics are spectacular on a clear day, whether it's January or July. A big portion of the beach is sand before turning to small stones farther on. You can have fires on the beach, and there's a stream that is...more
Paseo's sandwiches are delicious. Like its sister restaurant in Fremont, expect long lines here. If you're headed down to Shilshole Marina or to Golden Gardens, a stop here will provide you with great picnic fare.
This is a great little tapas restaurant. A marvelous wine list, and delicious food. The upstairs has an open kitchen, and you can sit at a bar and watch the chefs or at tables. Downstairs has a small, cozy, and charming dining room. The staff was friendly, and provided just the right level of service....more
St Clouds is a great spot for brunch. They have some of the classics as well as their own take on dishes. It feels like (because it is) you local neighborhood restaurant that serves high quality food, where friends come together, and where the staff gets to know you. I'll go back for sure....more
On a sunny day, the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge is tough to beat. It has amazing views of the city, and you get Rainier to the south, Baker to the north, the Cascades to the East, and Olympics to the west. It's a fairly quick trip, and the ferry is convenient to public transit on the Seattle side,...more
This is a very nice place for dinner. The restaurant is one of Seattle's best, by Seattle's native son. The Tuna was cooked to perfection. A great place for a nice business dinner, a special date, or a special occasion.
The Husky Deli is a family run establishment that's been a West Seattle landmark for generations. Their homemade ice cream is delicious, and their hand made sandwiches are excellent. They also have a fine selection of wine and European foods. Be prepared for a line on a warm night, as their ice...more
Cantinetta had delicious food and a warm, charming atmosphere. There were at least two birthday parties going on, so it was rather loud, otherwise, I get the sense it would be a good place for a quiet, intimate conversation with friends, or a date. They had a nice bar area as well, and a good drinks menu....more