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Showing posts from March, 2017

Instagramming my way through downtown

The seven Instagram images below were all taken on my smartphone and I took them all on drives around downtown with my family. My sons love drives around the city because they have a fascination with tall buildings, the Space Needle, and the Ferris Wheel on the waterfront. I wonder where they get this love from, hmmm...maybe from me?
When my family of four goes on a drive around downtown, my husband takes the wheel. I am then the DJ, the snack and Sippy cup person for the kids, and the cell phone snapper. I never expect to take any photos, but sometimes I do. And sometimes I'm lucky to get shots like these. 

Lunch at Southcenter's new Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

If you have a hankering for Japanese food, then head over to the new Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya inside Southcenter Mall. When most people in the states think of Japanese cuisine, they usually think of sushi. But Ramen is another popular dish to try and you will find many places that serve it here now. Besides Ramen on the menu, there is also Izakaya, which means small plates served alongside cocktails. Some of the selections to go alongside your Ramen are choices like Gyozas, Potato Croquettes, Chicken Wings, Vegetable Tempura, and more. 
Since they have a full bar with many choices, and I think that's a wonderful thing to have in the middle of the mall, the world felt like our oyster. So when I saw a drink called a Hello Kitty on the menu, I ordered it right away. It had a Japanese Vodka and cranberry juice, and then the colorful cocktail was topped with whipped cream and two red gummy candies. First I thought it was juice because I couldn't taste the Vodka. It was a very fr…

Reese's Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

When I eat Reese's Pieces it brings me back to being a kid and sitting in the movie theater. I would buy a box of them before the movie started and then sit back and relax and watch a chick flick on the big screen in front of me. When I grew up, something called Netflix was born. What we call today, Netflix and Chill, was an important part of my twenties. On rare nights when I wasn't hanging out with friends or working in a restaurant, I'd be at my apartment. I'd pop a DVD in and then snack on what I considered to be pretty incredible. Chocolate and popcorn together was my first into to sweet and salty. Reese's Pieces and M&M's do the trick just right. Just sprinkle some on top of your popcorn and snack away while you watch the movie. So super relaxing and oh, so tasty. I'm sure you've tried it and loved it, too. 
And if you're a Reese's Pieces fan like I am and you also love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, then you've gotta try these c…

Feed Co. Burgers

I'm always down to check out burger joints in Seattle. And luckily for me there isn't a shortage of them. So when I read that Feed Co. Burgers had opened in the Central District and that they served not only cheese curds but Huckleberry shakes, it seemed like kind of a no brainer to eat there. The service was spot on. With an "order at the counter and they'll bring your food to you" setup, they were all super helpful and friendly with our requests even after we sat down. 
If you don't want to spend ten bucks for your burger, they have a 4 oz. burger for $5. Since we wanted sides and drinks, we figured that size would be just right for my husband and I, and I could share with my boys. Everything ended up being the right portion and I feel like I didn't over do it, but I also didn't miss out on flavor. The burger ended up being a little too on the simple side, and was a little overdone and under seasoned for us. But for me, those cheese curds and huckl…

General Porpoise Doughnuts and Coffee

When a James Beard Award Winning Chef opens up a doughnut shop, you better pay a visit. And pay you will because at almost four dollars each, you have to pay to play. But oh, the quality of the ingredients are like nothing you've ever found in a doughnut before. And the soft and fluffy, yeasty doughnuts and the homemade curds and jams inside will be something you won't soon forget either. 
Just like her restaurant next door, Bateau, Chef/Owner Renee Erickson has created a bright space with not a single detail forgotten. When you walk in, you just want to look around at everything and take note, because it looks so special. Even the sugar cubes at the coffee station are unique, and if my family wasn't waiting for me in the car for their doughnut fix, I would want to stay awhile. Each day they offer six flavors and they sell out quickly. When you walk in, you'll see them displayed almost like jewels and you can see the sense of pride they have in their product. I chose…