Feb
8
2014

Reblogged from whenyouliveinseattle :

Asked by chloecottoncandy:

I'll be visiting Seattle over spring break this year and I've never been! I'll be staying in the U-district area, what are some must sees and cool places to go to for food/fun?? thank you!!


whenyouliveinseattle:

Seattle is awesome. Things you must do include: -Visit Pike’s Place Market (make sure to see the first-ever Starbucks, the flying fish, the gum wall and Beecher’s Cheese) -Do the Seattle Underground Tour at Pioneer Square -Take photos from the Columbia Tower viewing deck (only open during business hours; MUCH BETTER and cheaper than going up the Space Needle) -Visit Kerry Park, Seward Park, Discovery Park, and/or walk around Green Lake -Rent a canoe at UW and go exploring around the Arboretum -See SAM and the Boeing Flight Museum -Eat at any or all of the following: Paseo, La Carta de Oaxaca, La Isla, Than Brothers, Mama’s, Salumi’s, Ray’s Boathouse, Agua Verde, Thai Tom’s -Drink on Capitol Hill if you like ridiculous shenanigans (Unicorn, the Cha-Cha). Drink in Ballard if you like craft beer (the Dray, Reuben’s Brews, anywhere on Ballard Ave). Drink in the U-District to join the fratty crowds (Earl’s, Finn MacCool’s) or annoy them (Flowers, the Galway, College Inn Pub). -And of course, eat a doughnut at Top Pot and a cupcake at Cupcake Royal. Anything I missed, dear readers? Please chime in with your own tips.

I third Thai tom! While you’re in the U. District, also get bubble tea at Yunnie and ice cream at Full Tilt. Also Cedars has some great Indian food. If you like movies, especially something that would benefit from a large screen (I don’t know what’s coming out) go to the Cinerama. Also Gasworks Park is pretty great. If you like Asian food I would suggest checking out the International District. Get dim sum at Jade Garden (make a reservation first) and you really should make a trip to Uwajimaya, which yes is a grocery store but a pretty fun one, and it has a great little bookstore and food court as well. I’m also a fan of Yellow Leaf Cupcakes.

Aug
12
2013

first assignment of grad school (sort of) and my computer decides to exit this veil of tears. at least i still don’t have internet.

Dec
2
2012

victor’s 1959 cafe. minneapolis, mn.

great fun little cuban restaurant. delicious food—highly recommend the sweet fried plantains. the walls are covered in notes from previous customers and the whole place is really colorful and cute with great food. my chocolate con leche (i.e. hot chocolate) is shown above—super yummy.

Dec
2
2012

danish risalamande (rice pudding with almonds and cherry sauce).

danish risalamande (rice pudding with almonds and cherry sauce).

Dec
2
2012

masu sushi & robata. minneapolis, mn.

genuinely the freshest sushi i’ve ever had. and it was in minnesota? it was surprising to me but everything we had here was delicious. lots of pork belly = lots of happy. a bit bougie to be fair, but prices were surprisingly reasonable given the quality of the food, and if you don’t order 3 appetizers and dessert and drinks (as we did) you can enjoy a very special meal without killing your bank account.

Dec
2
2012

the happy gnome. st. paul, mn.

wonderful restaurant with delicious food. nothing we had disappointed. the poutine i would particularly recommend—it was spectacularly fatty without being greasy, and was generally super duper delicious. 

the gnocchi i had with my duck was also perfection. delightfully chewy without being gummy, with a tasty mushroom sauce.

overall one of my favorite restaurants after only my first visit.

Dec
2
2012

tokyo grill. northfield, mn.
shockingly good sushi for small town minnesota. here is the dragon roll, da bomb roll, and my personal favorite, dynamite roll. everything is tasty and reasonable. obviously not gourmet, but pretty darn good. they also have this interesting mayo-like, fruity sweet white sauce for the fried rice which is strange but delicious. just be sure to avoid the “banana lover” dessert, and you will have a great time.

tokyo grill. northfield, mn.

shockingly good sushi for small town minnesota. here is the dragon roll, da bomb roll, and my personal favorite, dynamite roll. everything is tasty and reasonable. obviously not gourmet, but pretty darn good. they also have this interesting mayo-like, fruity sweet white sauce for the fried rice which is strange but delicious. just be sure to avoid the “banana lover” dessert, and you will have a great time.

Dec
2
2012

May. Seattle, WA.

thai food is my favorite forever. this is the best pad see ew i’ve had in seattle so far, and i’m pretty satisfied. great pad see ew is perfect—squishy, saucy wide noodles with a perfect amount of egg and meat, plus some chinese broccoli and/or bak choy for veggie matter. the very best pad see ew i’ve had though is at chaba thai (the sandy location not the other one) in portland, or.

the dessert is a combo of “thai custard” and “glutinous rice.” what could go wrong? this dessert appears at many thai restaurants these days with little explanation and a lot of variation, but i’ve never met a custard or a ball of sticky rice i didn’t like, so it’s usually pretty perfect. it’s best when the rice is a bit salty and plays off the sweetness of the custard. OM NOM NOM.

Dec
2
2012

Cookie Roll. Moshi Moshi Sushi. Seattle, WA.
one of my favorite restaurant desserts, although it’s a bit of a doozy. yes, this is ice cream wrapped in cookie dough. that is not just whipped cream on top, that is matcha whipped cream. basically this is perfect and i want to eat it forever.

Cookie Roll. Moshi Moshi Sushi. Seattle, WA.

one of my favorite restaurant desserts, although it’s a bit of a doozy. yes, this is ice cream wrapped in cookie dough. that is not just whipped cream on top, that is matcha whipped cream. basically this is perfect and i want to eat it forever.

Dec
2
2012

Croque Madame. Cafe Presse. Seattle, WA.
pretty good for a reasonable price. i love croque madames—fried eggs make the world go round. 

Croque Madame. Cafe Presse. Seattle, WA.

pretty good for a reasonable price. i love croque madames—fried eggs make the world go round. 

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