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Belltown Happy Hour Guide

Belltown Happy Hour Guide
Destination(s): Seattle

Seattle rocks a killer happy hour scene – and what better neighborhood to scour between 4pm and 6pm than the one with more restaurants per square foot than any other? From beer to martinis, enchiladas to sushi, this guide has all the places you need to know about for great drinks and grub at happy hour prices. read more about Belltown Happy Hour Guide... Read More

Seven days in Seattle

Seven days in Seattle
Destination(s): Seattle

If you really want to see the best of what Seattle ha* to offer without submitting yourself to guided tours or wa*ting time in area* that look exactly like every other big city in America, this is the trip for you. read more about Seven days in Seattle... Read More

Explore Seattle from 11th Ave. Inn

Explore Seattle from 11th Ave. Inn
Destination(s): Seattle

Capitol Hill is home to a vast array of hip shops and cafes, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Northwest Film Forum and the Frye Art Museum. With its independent theaters, thriving music scene, and excellent restaurants and cafes, this area encapsulates the best of Seattle. read more about Explore Seattle from 11th Ave. Inn... Read More

Eating Local

Eating Local
Destination(s): Seattle

Eating local in Seattle is a food lover’s dream, all the best restaurants have caught on to the concept that local, sea*onally appropriate food not only ta*tes better but also ha* the added benefit of supporting local farmers, fisherman, ranchers and foragers and this provides the additional benefit of creating a local economy that supports the preservation of farmlands, healthy forests and clean water. People have been eating locally by default for centuries but only in the la*t two decades ha* the movement evolved into a full blown gourmet extravaganza. Now it is not only possible to expect that almost every ingredient on your plate wa* raised or grown nearby, it ha* become the standard of all the best chefs in the Northwest. Local game ha* recently become more widely available, venison, phea*ant, quail, elk and wild boar are not uncommon options, and now that more attention is being paid to the wa*tefulness of by catches when long lines, trawlers and wide nets are used, supplies of short line caught seafood and sustainably harvested shellfish, prawns and crab are often the choice of more and more high end restaurants who’s guests are willing to pay a little extra to know their food is environmentally procured. Many restaurants have just a few local produce suppliers who are almost entirely dedicated to producing fruit and vegetables for that establishment. The symbiotic relationship that ha* developed between the producers of high quality local food and the restaurants that showca*e these delectable delights ha* been enthusia*tically supported by a discerning public that demands the best quality and freshness on their ecologically sustainable plates. You have so many choices for restaurants, but among the best are Lark, Tilth, Matt’s in the Market, Sitka and Spruce, The Herb Farm, The Corson Building and One Pot. Drink locally roa*ted coffee at Café Vita or Vivace, imbibe local libations at Licorous or Zig Zag, and sample the best wine from the Northwest at the Ta*ting Room. Find time to visit a local Farmer’s Market and Pike Place Market to collect some locally produced trea*ures for your kitchen and nibble fresh berries and fruit along the way. Make time for a trip to Seabreeze Farms on Va*hon for a chance to see what a truly sustainable organic farm actually looks like and ta*te their house made cheeses and wine. Take a cooking cla** centered around local ingredients from Culinary Communion then settle in for a good night’s rest at one of the locally owned boutique B&B’s or Hotels. Maury Cottage and Cabins on the Point both have fully operational kitchens and grills you can use if you’d like to create a purely local meal on your own! Eat well! read more about Eating Local... Read More

Seattle local trip

Seattle local trip
Destination(s): Seattle

A plan for getting out and about this summer read more about Seattle local trip... Read More

My Seattle Guide

My Seattle Guide
Destination(s): Seattle

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Anand's Seattle Guide

Anand's Seattle Guide
Destination(s): Seattle

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My Seattle Guide

My Seattle Guide
Destination(s): Seattle

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