Jul 062015
 
The Things You Don't Ask

I was always intrigued by the Salmon La Sac exit off Interstate 90. Partly because it’s such a quirky name. But partly because, every time we drove by it on a family road trip, my mom used to say with nostalgia, “Oh, we used to go camping there.” Why did this comment never intrigue me […Read more]

Jun 142015
 
Every Day's a Vacation

It’s no secret that I love to travel. I love exploring new places, absorbing the culture through its foods and music, hanging out in sidewalk cafes and watching the people go by. But I also love that I live in a place that makes me feel like I’m on vacation every day. This weekend, I […Read more]

Apr 132015
 
Happy Birthday, Mom

I love how family stories just pop up sometimes. Like last night. I’d called my aunt to talk about a death in the family. Suddenly we veered off into reminiscing about how she’d first come to Seattle. She and my mom were both doing clerical work at an industrial laundry company. As two young women […Read more]

Jan 142015
 
Salad Anyone?

A funny thing happened as I ate my way through Fremont. I’d stepped up the pace of my eating, desperately trying to meet my goal of trying every eating/drinking establishment (more than 100 in total) in my neighborhood by the end of 2014. I was within a couple weeks of my target when it happened. […Read more]

Jan 032015
 
Fremont Quest: Pubs & Bars

In 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the pubs and bars I visited. See more reviews. **** One of my faves! *** On my regular “go to” list ** I’d go if a friend wanted to * No thanks *** […Read more]

Jan 032015
 
Fremont Quest: Restaurant Potpourri

In 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the restaurants I visited that didn’t fit neatly into any of my other categories. See more reviews. **** One of my faves! *** On my regular “go to” list ** I’d go if […Read more]

Jan 032015
 
Fremont Quest: Sandwiches

In 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the sandwich places I visited. See more reviews. **** One of my faves! *** On my regular “go to” list ** I’d go if a friend wanted to * No thanks *** Homegrown  […Read more]

Jan 032015
 
Fremont Quest: Thai

In 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the Thai restaurants I visited. See more reviews. **** One of my faves! *** On my regular “go to” list ** I’d go if a friend wanted to * No thanks *** Kaosamai  […Read more]

Jan 032015
 
Fremont Quest: Burgers & Pizza

In 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the burger and pizza restaurants I visited. See more reviews. **** One of my faves! *** On my regular “go to” list ** I’d go if a friend wanted to * No thanks […Read more]