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Currently Listening to: South of the River | Tom Misch
Have you ever played the “Where would you want to live?” game with your friends? My answers have varied over the years from “I never want to leave California” to “Maybe New York?” and even “I don’t know…somewhere up north on a farm.” But an answer that came up more than twice is Seattle. There’s just something about Seattle. Maybe it’s the gloomy weather, relaxed vibes, mix of downtown, waterfront, and national parks, or maybe it’s just the fact it’s so different from Los Angeles.
A few weeks ago, I got to spend a long weekend in Seattle to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We spent the days visiting Pike Place, the Fremont Troll, Gas Works Park, Alki Beach as well as Port Gamble and Poulsbo (a little north of Seattle). Though I’ve been to Seattle twice before, I’ve never been to Poulsbo, which is located on the Kitsap Peninsula. It was about a two hour drive from Seattle and it was so nice getting a taste of fall, driving and seeing all the orange and red leaves on trees decorating the edges of the freeway. We walked around Poulsbo’s Little Norway and visited countless small, charming shops- chocolate shops, bakeries, antiques, and so on. It’s an incredibly charming town and we got to visit a friend’s house and meet her family, two cats, and eat a bunch of fresh fruit from their garden.
If you’re in the city, here’s a few food recs I’ve accumulate from my trips:
Tilikum Place Cafe - Located in Belltown (great for brunch)
The Pink Door - Located in Pike Place Market (great pasta)
Top Pot Doughnuts - Multiple locations
Molly Moon’s - Multiple locations
Paseo Caribbean Food - Fremont (Cuban sandwiches o.m.g.)
The Walrus and the Carpenter - Ballard, when you feel like fancy oysters
The London Plane - Pioneer Square
Elm Coffee Roasters - Pioneer Square
Storyville Coffee Company - Pike Place Market