Category Archives: Ballard

Things to Do in Seattle: Visit Greenwood

This is the final profile of a four-part series of Seattle neighborhoods that are somewhat off the beaten track (i.e.,  Downtown and Pioneer Square will not be featured, sorry guys!). This installment is a guest post from Raleigh Briggs: Greenwood resident, … Continue reading

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Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Evidently today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. While this blog is not usually given over to random holiday celebrations, the fact is that chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and I happen to know some fantastic places to get … Continue reading

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Seen around Seattle: New and Improved Metro Buses

King County Metro Transit‘s fleet of buses really keeps the city moving! Its newest innovation, one that seems so obvious but has been sadly lacking for years, has just started appearing on routes serving central Seattle: the LED sign and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Seattle Map from These are Things!

Back in October 2011, I helped as an area adviser on the latest city map of Seattle for print studio These are Things. They were so kind to send a sample lithograph and it is finally framed and hung, which you … Continue reading

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Seattle Saveur: Jon Sue of Jonboy Caramels

Remember how I thought my sweet tooth had been satisfied by all those tasty Japanese sweets? Well, I was mistaken, my friends. Before long, I needed another fix and I knew just where to go for it: Jonboy Caramels. Well, … Continue reading

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Seattle Saveur: Chika Tokara of Tokara Japanese Confectionery

So enamored of her second-Sunday Tohryanse Open House event, I had to ask Chef Chika Tokara if she would tell us more about how she got interested in making the delicately flavored Japanese sweets known as wagashi, and what it’s … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Seattle: Seek Out Sweets

I’m not sure where these cravings are coming from… Ask around, and my friends will tell you I’m more of a savory/salty/fried kind of lady (it’s no coincidence that I live in an apartment equidistant from Pike Street Fish Fry … Continue reading

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