Saturday, March 14, 2009

seattle get-a-way?

Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of Seattle. I think because it's pretty much a car driving city. If you want to go to Ballard, to the U District and then to downtown and Capitol Hill there's a lot of highway driving. I'm more of a walking around girl, so that's why I love Vancouver so much. Cars aren't needed (tho everyone does seem to have them anyway). But Seattle does have The Black Lips coming April 25th and of course, a few days later, there's also Molly's book signing which I'd love to go to. However, it's easier to convince my husband to drive 2 and a half hours to see a rock show than a book signing, so I'm hoping we'll rent a car for a night for the Black Lips show.

So, if we do make it to Seattle, please give me your tips! Nice affordable place to stay! Best breakfast! Great cheap dinner! Affordable is the only way we travel, so no fancy dinners or expensive hotels please. I'm not afraid to admit that we're cheap.

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Blogger ange ella said...

I am a huge fan of top pot donuts - they're the kind they sell at Starbucks now but fresh and actually tasty (ridiculously tasty). If you like donuts. I love donuts.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite cheap comfort food dinner in Seattle is at Hattie's Hat in Ballard. I love everything about the place, but especially the spinach casserole!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

We usually stay at the College Inn, at one end of the University district. It's a cheap euro-style hotel (shared bathrooms) with a pretty decent continental breakfast included (think canned peaches and cottage cheese, toast bar, cereal etc). Cheaper than paying for two at a hostel.

Then of course you can just walk up the street to go to Thai Tom's for a meal!

Also, the best sandwiches EVER at Paseo's in Freemont. Like I had a ring of drippy goodness around me after eating it.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Kudos for being honest, kickpleat!
Btw, can I come?

8:33 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

I would defintley recommend Easy Street Cafe, the perfect combination of an awesome breakfast and music.

For dinner, I was in Seattle last weekend and we went to Monsoon, a Vietnamese restaurant that uses a majority of locally organic vegetables and meat. The food was awesome, but definitely make a reservation if you plan going there.

10:28 AM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

ange ella, i totally will check out top pot, i've been wanting to go there for ages!

chez shoes, i've been to hattie's hat and loved it.

kirsten, thanks! we were going to stay there last time we were in seattle but stayed at the moore instead since it was closer to the rock show we were going to. paseo's sounds great!!

haha, bijoux! honesty is best!

thanks haley, i've never heard of the easy street cafe!

12:08 PM  
Blogger laviecerise said...

I second Top Pot donuts! I like the Capitol Hill location best. I recommend tacos at Agua Verde Paddle Club, and also those at Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard. Feierabend is great for beer and sausages, and you can't go wrong with French pastries at Le Panier (my friend Thierry owns it.) If you're in Fremont, make sure you stop in at Theo chocolates, take the tour and stock up on Bread and Chocolate Dark Chocolate bars. So good!

2:07 PM  
Anonymous nance said...

Tutta Bella has fabulous pizza and two can eat quite a bit there for under $30. They have several locations including a new one on the South Lake Union streetcar line. After pizza, we like to go to the Whole Foods downstairs and get a sweet treat and look at all the yummy food. I usually get a Seattle hotel off Priceline for cheap (under $70) -- the Residence Inn in SLU is a fave, and they have a very decent buffet breakfast included in the price of the room.

8:10 PM  
Blogger rawbean said...

OH MY GOD I just posted about not liking Seattle either. I swear I did not see this post before hand! Wow!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

You can always stay with us - free! Also, I highly recommend Calamity Janes in Georgetown (plus you get to visit Fantagraphics).

9:33 PM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

laviecerise, I totally forgot you lived in seattle, so thanks for the tips. I've always had Carta de Oaxaca on my radar, so we'll check it out this time!

Thanks nance, we won a nice priceline deal cheaper than the Moore hotel (our back up hotel), so we're staying near the stadiums downtown!

haha, too funny rawbean!

Amy, I don't think I've ever been to Georgetown before, so we'll check it out! And thanks for the offer to stay, but we snagged a great hotel deal off priceline!

10:00 AM  

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