This is an interesting place. If you happen to be in Seattle in October, you can buy your Halloween pumpkin in the beautiful countryside. It's a fun experience when you get to choose the best Halloween pumpkin. There is also a large corn field that they use as a maze. This attraction is located near Seattle-Tacoma. Hours: Open from 12:00 noon until evening, October 3 to October 31. Phone: 253-261-8789
Step into Seattle's vibrant Ballard neighborhood and you'll find some amazing restaurants and shops. Among them is a lovely, quality tea shop; Miro Tea. Miro was established to connect their community with the world's finest grades of tea, and they certainly do just that. They know what they're doing when it comes to tea, and they feature hundreds of handpicked, exceptional varieties. They prepare it the best way possible, and are very helpful when it comes to choosing. My stop here was lovely. I ordered an iced berry hibiscus lemonade, sampled some really nice hot teas while it was being prepared, and chatted with the friendly tea experts. My drink was incredibly refreshing, and I enjoyed the open, modern feel of the tea shop. Of course I browsed the tea essentials in the little shop before leaving. I loved my stop here. In a coffee driven city, it's easy to overlook a tea shop. However, Miro tea is worth a stop. It was the best tea shop I've ever been in.
While Seattle is known at Coffee Central, a growing fine tea scene is emerging. At the northern fringe of the now trendy Ballard district in Seattle, stop at Zen Dog Studio Teahouse to taste fine Chinese teas brewed by tea master Zen Dog, affectionately called the "Lao-Tzu of Ballard."
Sit inside on a rainy gray day or outside when warm in the authentic, bamboo-shrouded Chinese pagoda and enjoy exquisite teas and fun, lively conversation. Zen Dog brews his teas with only pure water collected from an artesian well. From delicate white silver needle to earthy, mysterious puerh teas, only the best!
Seattle's trendy Ballard neighborhood is now a foodie destination, but legendary Cafe Besalu has been serving up crispy, buttery French-style pastries for over a decade now. And on weekend mornings you'll still find a line out the door and halfway down the block.
Owner and pastry chef James Miller and his wife Kaire rise predawn Wednesdays through Sundays to meticulously prepare their exquisite pastries, cookies, quiche, tarts, and signature ginger biscuit. Regulars know to get there when doors open at 7 a.m. to avoid the rush. Of course the coffee, tea, and chai match the quality of the baked goods.
The Walrus and the Carpenter has gained quite a bit of popularity in Seattle for a good reason; the best oysters! Be prepared to put your name on the list and have a bit of a wait. It is worth it though. The restaurant has an upscale mashed with relaxed/fun-loving vibe. The space is chic; antler chandeliers and sultry lighting with a cozy, vintage feel to the space. But alas, the star of the show: the oysters. Pacific northwest and California fresh, delectable oysters. Even if you don't like oysters- you will after coming here! We split a sampler platter and tried a few more delicious seafood small plates. We were more than satisfied. It was a bit expensive since we missed happy hour, but worth the splurge. If you're visiting Seattle and want to try some of the best oysters in the world, don't miss the Walrus and the Carpenter!
This pizza looked good but we did not go inside. This place is a sacred point of pilgrimage for the freaks of the twilight saga. The restaurant is where the romantic dinner for the protagonists Bella and her vampire love Edward Cullen was based on, in the novel by Stephanie Meyer.
I was pleased to find this juice bar & cafe in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It's a quaint, beautiful spot with plants and vines where you instantly get the feel of a natural, healthy, and plant-driven cafe and juice bar. They have an excellent selection of juices, and I was pleased with mine. They also have breakfast sandwiches, parfaits, and oatmeal as well as lunch salads, and fold over sandwiches. The ingredients are fresh and colorful. Whether you're looking for a healthy breakfast, wholesome lunch, or cold-pressed juice on the run, check out Juicebox! You will feel revitalized and ready to take on the day.
The Columbia River basin in central Washington state was mostly known for desert and farming until Cave B Winery Resort and its excellent restaurant Tendrils turned this area into a foodie destination.
Tendrils features local and seasonal food and Cave B wines in a stunning setting overlooking the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge. We recently enjoyed a fabulous feast there: my wild King Salmon over roasted seasonal root vegetables and kale was generous and perfect. The Viognier wine I paired with the fish was superb. Enjoy the food, views, and live music in the spacious dining room. Book your reservations early for weekends.
Walking Man Brewing is located in Stevenson, Washington in the Columbia Gorge. It's a lovely, unassuming spot in a quiet town to grab a beer and a bite to eat after hiking/camping/running/exploring in the Gorge. It has a great, laid-back vibe, and you get the feeling that everyone else ve's stopped in just got done with their hiking and adventuring as well. The brewpub is in a cool western style building, with a large outdoor patio surrounded by brush and gardens with lights hanging overhead. In the summer, the outdoor area is awesome to relax in. In the winter, it has a cozy feel and is generally quieter. They brew solid beer, and have a large selection of rotating tap beer. I enjoyed my IPA, but must go back to try the stouts I hear people raving about. They have a variety of pub food to choose from, and even feature live music sometimes. Walking Man brewing is an awesome brewpub to have a relaxed time in and enjoy their beer and food. Check it out if you're in the Gorge!