When it comes to food and travel, whenever possible I like to eat where the locals eat, tourist traps rarely have the best food. I have also come to believe that Alton Brown will never steer me wrong when it comes to food. Both of those rules turned out to be true on this my trip to …

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la vie en rose, Bastille, Seattle

Barb’s 40th Birthday – Redo

This weekend, my friend Barb turned 40… Again 😉 The stars came out and hung a giant, full moon for her birthday party, as we sipped our drinks under twinkle lights strung from a Parisian street lamp at Bastille in Ballard. We noshed on good food Enjoyed great company As the sky continued to darken …

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Sonrisa Modern Mex

Sonrisa Modern Mex, Seattle

UPDATE: unfortunately, Sonrisa Modern Mex has closed. Sonrisa Modern Mex is a relatively new addition to the University Village. The outdoor dining area is complimented by a sitting area with oversized chairs and an outdoor fireplace. We found the flickering of the interior fireplaces rather inviting as we were walking along outside in the cold. …

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Eastlake Bar & Grill, Seattle

This morning we took a walk down Eastlake Avenue and stopped for lunch at Eastlake Bar and Grill. I’ve been wanting to check out this place for quite a while. The deck sprawls around the exterior of the building, taking advantage of every inch of view; there is a rooftop lounge as well. We were …

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Fish Tacos at Aguas Verdes

Fish Tacos at Aguas Verdes, originally uploaded by coffeejitters. On the south end of Seattle’s U-District sits a little lakeside cabin that houses the Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club. The cafe menu is short and simple: Mexican food made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Fresh house-made juices, such as the watermelon juice, taste like summer. …

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