Jan 5, 2014

THE BOAR'S NEST

Just straight up good food. There are only a handful of good BBQ places in Seattle. If you travel to Ballard, you'll find The Boar's Nest. These guys know BBQ and do it well. The ribs and brisket are my "go-to;" moist and falls off the bone. They also have severals sauces for you to dabble in. Go now!

(Food pictured below: Beef Brisket, Fried Mac and Cheese, and Fries)


Location: 2008 NW 56th St - Balard - Seattle, WA
Notes: Brisket and/or ribs plus fried mac n cheese. That is the formula.
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Nov 17, 2013

LI'L WOODY'S

Li'l Woody's serves up classic burgers, but with quality you can certainly taste. Fries are hand cut, beef patties are all natural and hand formed, and shakes are made with Molly Moons' famous ice cream. They also dish up a pretty mean chicken sandwich. Li'l Woody's is ranked up there as the top burger joint in the city. The next time you find yourself on in Capitol Hill, make sure you have an appetite and head over to Li'l Woody's. You will not be let down.

(food pictured below: Big Woody Burger + Queso and Fries)  photo Lil_zps402549fd.jpg Lil Woody's
Lil Woody's


Notes: Fried egg is a must, shakes made with Molly Moons ice cream, open late, onion rings are also amazing
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Feb 17, 2013

STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS

You can add Stumptown to the ever growing list of wonder coffee places in Seattle. Though, a Portland based company, Seattle has embraced their mission and product with open arms. The coffee is great, let's get that out of the way. The overall vibe of Stumptown is second to none. The friendliness is warm, but also hard. Nothing over the top or froufrou, but straight to the point and "chill." The company's branding has this type of feel to it, as well. You'll know what I am talking about when you step foot into one of their shops.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Locaton: 616 E Pine St - Capitol Hill - Seattle, WA
Notes: Second location on 12th,

by A. Barrera
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Jan 23, 2013

SALUMI

Watch this, then go to Salumi. They are an amazing cured meats spot that serves up lots of deliciousness in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. The city is very fortunate to have such an establish, Salumi could possibly be the best in the country in regards to cured meats. I'll let you decide. Their non-cured items are just as superb.

The lunch time line could be a bit discouraging, but definitely worth the wait.

(food pictured below: meatball sandwich)
Salumi
Salumi
Salumi
Salumi
Locaton: 309 3rd Avenue South - Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA
Notes: Worth the wait, closed on the weekends.

by A. Barrera
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Nov 11, 2012

PASEO

The line is typically long, but many times only deceiving to the mind. Paseo is ranked somewhere in the top 3 of Seattle sandwich spots on any list you read. Definitely a bold statement, but I rank them the same way. Their notoriety is just as impressive as their food. Their Caribbean sandwiches are highly tasty and worth the wait. Paseo is all about their sandwiches, nothing more nothing less.

(food pictured below: Caribbean Roast Sandwich) Paseo Paseo Paseo Location: 4225 Fremont Avenue North - Fremont - Seattle, WA
Notes: 2nd location in Ballard, worth the wait, cash only

by A. Barrera
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Oct 29, 2012

SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY

A cool structure by Koolhaas. Downtown Seattle has quite of few unique structures in it's skyline. The Space Needle obviously stands out from the rest, but Frank Gehry's EMP and the historic Smith Tower are quite unique, as well. Seattle's Central Library can also be thrown in the discussion.  The multi-level library features an all glass exterior, cutting edge interior, and an entire floor painted in red. The library is highly state of the art with the 400 computers it houses, and it's conveyer belt book return. A great place to visit and get inspiration from. Definitely worth checking out.

Seattle Central Library

Seatlle Central Library

Seattle Central Library

Seattle Central Library

Seattle Central Library

Location: 1000 4th Ave - Downtown - Seattle, WA
Notes: Bring a camera, go to the reading room and red floor

by A. Barrera
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Oct 14, 2012

BRUCE LEE GRAVE

The master and his son. Bruce Lee defined martial arts. He is an icon and a legend, and is also from Seattle. He and his son, Brandon, were laid to rest at Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery. I highly suggest visiting their grave site. The impact Bruce Lee had on the world remains untouched and you experience this at his tomb. People fly thousands of miles to bring him flowers and gifts. His tomb is usually covered with these items daily. It is truly remarkable to see.

Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee Grave

Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee Grave

Location: 1554 15th Avenue East - Capitol Hill - Seattle, WA
Notes: Located near the flag pole, expect to run into someone also paying their respect.

by A. Barrera
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Oct 1, 2012

EVENTS: DO OVER

Being a Los Angelese native, it was a must that I attend the Do Over when it made it's way up to Seattle. Do Over events usually consists of surprise guest DJ's playing amazing music. Seattle's version met all minimum standards. It was great to see J-Rocc and Nosaj Thing represent LA in the North West. As usual, J-Rocc played everything under the sun and mixed songs together like their meant to be. Nosaj had a smooth vibe with some chill wave and trap beats.
Do Over Seattle Do Over Seattle Do Over Seattle

Location: 1625 Broadway Ave - Capitol Hill - Seattle, WA
Notes: 9/29/12, chill day at the park, great music and vibe.

by A. Barrera
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Sep 17, 2012

WING LUKE MUSEUM

Wing Luke was the first Asian American elected to office in the State of Washington. He fought for civil rights and equality. The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience was named in his honor. The museum focuses on issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans.

Luke Wing Museum

Luke Wing Museum

Luke Wing Museum

Luke Wing Museum

Luke Wing Museum

Location: 719 South King Street - International District - Seattle, WA
Notes: Great exhibit on furniture maker, George Nakashima, going on now.

by A. Barrera
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Sep 4, 2012

UMI SAKE HOUSE

Fresh to death. It's hard to say which sushi spot is the best in Seattle. They're all unique and wonderful in their own right. I can say Umi is definitely top tier though, if not the best. Fresh fish and great food? That's a give in. The vibe, presentation, and energy that Umi has is what I like, as well. They have a great balance of all those elements, which gives you a unique experience. Try the Hamachi Kama.

Umi Sake House

Umi Sake House

Umi Sake House

Umi Sake House

Location: 2230 1st Ave - Belltown - Seattle, WA
Notes: Happy hour is legit, typically busy on Fri and Sat, hamachi kama (fried yellowtail collar) is my go-to dish.

by A. Barrera
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Sep 3, 2012

VESSEL (closed)

I never got a chance to experience Vessel when they were on 5th Ave, so I made a strong effort to drop by the new Olive Way location for their soft opening. Vessel could easily be the best bar I've ever been to. The space is sleek and dark, decor is minimal. The drinks were perfect, literally. The "Jesus Sazerac" I had was top-notch; taste, potency, and blend was unbelievable. I'm curious to taste the other concoctions they mix up on the permanent menu, so expect an updated post really soon.

Vessel

Vessel

Vessel

Vessel

Vessel

Location: 624 Olive Way - Downtown - Seattle, WA
Notes: Ice cutting room is appreciated, (Malin+Goetz) hand soap in the restroom was a nice surprise, beer nuts were tasty.

by A. Barrera
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Aug 26, 2012

CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS

Massive and mind blowing. This pretty much sums up the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle Center. It is said to be the largest and most comprehensive Chihuly collection in the world. The exhibit gives you a trippy, cloud 9 feel with all the colors and the complexities of his work, but without the potential bad trip. I highly recommend checking this out.

Chihuly

Chihuly

Chihuly

Chihuly

Chihuly

Chihuly

Chihuly

Location: 305 Harrison St - Queen Anne - Seattle, WA
Notes: bring a camera, the garden lights up in the evening.

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Aug 13, 2012

TAT'S DELICATESSEN

Hands down the best Philly cheesesteak spot in the entire Pacific Northwest. I've never been to Philadelphia, but from what I've been told, Tat's is as authentic as it gets. Even the specific ordering lingo is important to nail down (whiz, hots, wit, prov). A custom cheesesteak or the Tat'strami are my two favorites. They're sure to be meaty and enormous, so bring an appetite!

(food pictured below: 8" steak wit hots, sweets, and prov)

Tat's

Tat's

Tat's

Location: 159 Yesler Way - Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA
Notes: Expect a long lunch time line during the week, daily sandwiches are worth a try, take a peek at their line cam for an idea of wait times, closed on Sun unless the Seahawks are playing.

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