I went to school right by Joe Bar and I got my java there every day... maybe not EVERY day but I certainly thought about it every day. The environment is so relaxed and friendly, you feel like you are a regular the very first time you come here. I love the Joe Bar and I will miss it SO MUCH when I move.
I tell everyone I know to eat at Gordito's. For a few measly dollars, you can get a burrito the size of a newborn baby. I don't know what they do to make their chicken and beef taste SO good and I don't care because I can't get enough of it. The salsa is homemade, the people are SUPER nice, but the line can be long.
I went to school near the Than Bros. on Broadway and, no kidding, I have eaten here for lunch and dinner in the same day. The portions are enormous and the price CANNOT be beat. (A large Pho run's about five bucks...)
PROS: cheap and yummy.
Halloween is closer than you think so put on your thinking cap and figure out what you're going to go to the party as. A Gorrilla? A Wookie? Boba Fett? A sexy sexy French Maid? whatever you want you can find it at Champion. it is a seattle landmark for goodness sake, you gotta shop here!
I was doing some research on a play that I'm writing and it, sort of, involves aliens. So I thought I could find out some great things at the Seattle Museum of Mystery... and I'm sure I could have if I had stuck around. I walked into a small basement room and there were four guys standing around a 13" TV watching the X-files...
Let's say you are in need of a new cell phone or pager or car alarm or anything to do with your car and the overall "coolness" of your car... well, I can tell you from personal experience that car toys is a good place to start. you can compare all you want, but when it comes down to it, car toys is one of the best.
I took my 9 year old nephew on the underground tour last summer, and my mistake was building it up too much for him. He had this picture in his mind of a fully functioning underground world filled with Mole-People and/or C.H.U.D. this is, of course, not the case. the tour lasts about 90 minutes and the history presented is fascinating if you are not a 9 year old boy. he was bored, really, to tears.
PROS: great history, seattle was founded by whores... learn how!
CONS: boring if you're nine years old...
this place has some of the coolest home furnishings you can possibly imagine, it is ultra retro and sometimes ultra spendy. it's too bad that to buy an egg-chair like Mork's (from Ork) is going to run you a thousand dollars. when you find a deal at this ultra trendy shop, buy it and don't look back.
so you've had an idea for a t-shirt for a long time, "Your Baby's Daddy." (for example) this is a good place to come and make the dream a reality. Although the prices can be steep, the quality is top-notch. and they have a WIDE selection of vintage prints and local art to put on a shirt.
PROS: custom tee's, the dream is alive!
this is the place where my girlfirend get the majority of her ink done, it looks AMAZING. the art is truly art. I feel comfortable and safe in this sterile tattoo and piercing shop, which, is not always the case with tattoo parlours.
ask for chuck!