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A Visit to Deep Sea Sugar & Salt for their Grand Opening

As I'm writing this, I want more cake from Deep Sea Sugar and Salt. They're putting out some quality cakes and as I bit until my first bite, I thought, where have you been my whole life? Well, right down the street from my house, apparently. Charlie, the owner, and the Deep Sea team have been selling cakes out of an airstream trailer in Georgetown for a while and the lines for cake are no joke. So yesterday was the big day-they've opened their own brick and mortar, also in Georgetown, and had a grand opening.
Since I live so close and I myself enjoy cake, I checked out the new spot. Besides selling their fabulous cakes, they're also going to sell ice cream by the pint, flowers, and other groceries. The shop wasn't done yet, but that didn't matter because the cakes and cupcakes were the star of the show. They were selling the cakes by the slice and these slices are really something to write home about. Each piece is larger than my hand and around eight layers,…

Lunch at Buca Di Beppo

It had been ten years since we dined at Buca Di Beppo, a fun and lively Italian restaurant in South Lake Union. My husband's birthday was coming up and he happened to receive a birthday gift card in the mail for $20 off when you spend $40 at Buca Di Beppo. I seemed like as good as time as any to use it, so we went for it. We weren't aware that two years ago they moved a block away. So when we drove up to the place it looked totally shut down. It was Google to the rescue though, and it directed us to the correct location. Parking is a real bugger in the area, and you will not only pay to park but may have to walk several blocks. Which may be a good thing depending on how much Italian food you consume during your meal.
The new location, or at least new to us, seemed a little less "nonnie's italian cocina" and more "all of the Amazon guys gotta eat somewhere". I liked the old place because of the tour through the kitchen and even the table in the kitchen …

A Visit to Brother Joe in Georgetown

Just down the street from my house is a new craft coffee and tea house, Brother Joe, in Georgetown. And I just may have to become a regular there because of the chocolate chip cookies alone. The coffee is also of suburb quality. This is the place to take that mid afternoon coffee break. But back to the cookies. They greeted me as soon as I entered and they beckoned to me. They are giant, thick, full of chocolate chips, and are topped with the perfect amount of sea salt. To go with my cookie, I selected an 8 oz. Off-White Velour coffee. This coffee had espresso with salted caramel and white chocolate. The owner was super friendly and recommend it. I ended up enjoying not only the nice caffeine buzz but the subtle flavor and pretty latte art. At Brother Joe, they take pride in what they do, making their own syrups and purchasing their coffee from small farms. They also serve brunch and lunch and I may have to partake in that soon. I can't think of a better spot to have close to hom…

Latte Art and Waffles at Moore Coffee

If some adorable latte art is what you're searching for then look no further than Moore Coffee in Belltown. For some reason they don't do requests so hopefully you'll love your design. They did a cat for me and yes, it was super cute. The coffee was barely warm, which for me was good because my kids were in a hurry and not behaving so I was able to gulp in down. I got a Nutella Mocha which was really subtle and not too sweet or rich tasting. We all ordered waffles which a guy made in a separate area from where we paid. He was not in rush to make them and for some reason forgot the tomatoes on my husband's Caprese Waffle and served him a side of maple syrup. Oops. We enjoyed our Churro flavored waffles, which had a subtle cinnamon flavor and was served with maple syrup and lots of whipped cream. All in all, the space is darling and so is the latte art. They also have a second location on Steward St. a block away. I wasn't aware of that so I wandered in there first …