I just came across this adorable map of Seattle University’s campus edibles! I’m really not sure if any other campus has anything like this, but this is pretty special, isn’t it?
To view an enlarged version of this map, click here.
Today’s the day! Capitol Hill’s newest 24-hour cafe is opening up their doors and locals cannot wait to get a piece of it. We all know that I am a lover of all things opening on the first day and I will just happen to be in the area later this evening, but with the anticipation that has been building around this cafe, I’d say it’s a slim chance that we would be seated pretty quickly. Then again, because it is open 24 hours, maybe that will spread out the crowds. (but who are we kidding)
Lost Lake Cafe opens this morning at 8AM on 10th Ave between Pike and Pine -the prime spot for locals and the weekend crowd.
On the menu, expect $8 burgers, $15 steaks and drunk food like baskets of mac and cheese wedges and onion rings. It’s also always breakfast. Yes, you can eat pancakes and drink a rum and Coke. You are an adult. Kids, by the way, are also totally welcome.
Also, for you early birds and graveyard shifters, Lost Lake will soon be home to the Hill’s only 6a happy hour. $3.50 wells, $2 beers. Good morning.
With drinks and food all the time whenever you want it and a restaurant tied to Capitol Hill entrepreneur Dave Meinert, there is really no way this can fail.
By the way, can we discuss this enormous menu?
- Din Tai Fung will be opening a Seattle location at University Village this coming fall. The restaurant’s Bellevue location is already a huge hit, but will probably spread their customers out a little bit more with a Seattle spot as well. The new space which is currently being constructed near Blue C Sushi will be larger than the Bellevue Square location but will house a very similar menu. [Source]
- The original Red Robin space on Eastlake will soon be occupied by a Pecos Pit! The chain specializes in barbecue brisket and pulled pork. Construction on the new location will begin this fall. [Source]
- Boom Noodle has eliminated the “Noodle” from its name and now would like to just be called “Boom.” In addition to the name change, they’ve also added a late night dining special from Thurs-Sat 10PM-midnight. The menu will include tapas with prices ranging from $7-$14 and well drinks starting at $3.50 with $1 off draft beer, wine, and sakes. I love it when restaurants transition themselves to become a bar spot too. [Source]
- In just two weeks, Capitol Cider will open its doors to the public and no one is more excited than me. Hi, ciders are basically my drink of choice and now there is an entire bar dedicated to it. The menu will also include local brews, but let’s be real. I’m there for the cider and nothing else except maybe the brunch that will soon come and for the environment that will resemble an English-style pub. For more details, click here.
Capitol Hill’s bar and music venue, Barboza, turns one this Saturday and to celebrate they will be having two shows and the best part? $1 Rainier beers! Who doesn’t love that?
with No Joy + Eighteen Individual Eyes
Saturday May 4th
$13 ADV // 8PM // 21+
with The Blind Photographers
$12 ADV // 7PM // 21+
Veronica and I spent the (cold!) morning working on a new promo video for Yow Yow and we figured since we had the space helmet and all, why not have a throwback moment? Kevin actually bought this space helmet for me for my birthday so it’s all mine and has no traces of John Conway, paint, or Senior Streak! This is my first time wearing this outfit and I actually debated over the shoes for a couple minutes this morning while getting ready, but opted for these because I knew we’d be walking around town and I wanted something that I would feel comfortable dancing in.
Hey readers, if you love free stuff as much as I do, then I’ve got a treat for ya! To celebrate the Mariners’ opening day this coming Monday, Cupcake Royale will serve you up a free scoop of ice cream if you are donning a Mariners’ hat or jersey. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! Have you dessert first and then head on down to the game y’all.
Happy CHBP Premiere Party! Even though we’ve already heard word of the partial lineup, I wonder if they will be revealing more artists at this event. If not – hi! Pickwick will be there. That’s wonderful in itself. For more details click here. Also, when did Neumos re-do their website? I suppose it has been awhile since I visited, but I am loving the minimalist vibe it has and the easier navigation.
It was just recently that we learned that Capitol Hill’s Skillet Diner would be making the move to Ballard this summer season and now two more Capitol Hill establishments are moving in! Burger shop Li’l Woody’s and our favorite Molly Moon’s are expanding their shops to the lovely neighborhood of Ballard. I’m quite fond of Capitol Hill, naturally, after living their for four years and while I can sometimes feel very prideful over my neighborhood, I think the expansion will make all parties involved pretty happy! My logic is this. I am love with Seattle. Capitol Hill and Ballard are both neighborhoods in Seattle. Why not share the love?
I’ve never eaten at Li’l Woody’s, but I’ve heard great things. If this makes it easier for Seattle locals to enjoy their favorite places a little bit closer to them then I’m all for it. I adore Ballard, actually. It’s such a charming neighborhood and the one time I spent a night out there with Jennie, Ashley, and Henry, I only remember great memories.
For the past couple of months, I have had several ideas for Yow Yow that I haven’t been able to put into effect immediately. While there are just a couple that are in the queue right now, there is one that I can introduce to you tonight! As a newly 23-year old, I’ve heard for months from countless people that my 20s are going to be absolutely life changing. After all, Thought Catalog tells me that every week that my 20s will be full of career changes, relationship changes, life changes, etc. And the more I read about it, the more I see it to be true. Yes, I entered my 20s just three years ago, but I don’t believe that adult life really begins until you are out of college ie) now!
For the past several months, I have been catching up with friends and having meaningful conversations that have stuck and that is what I want to begin sharing with all of you. If you’re in your 20s, do you have these conversations too? If you’re not, can you relate? Let’s have a conversation about it!
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The annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids happened this past weekend at Cal Anderson and I just wanted to bring attention to two details. Not only did these kids have an egg hunt (which is the best part!) but they also had a jump house AND a DJ?!
These events every year for kids are stepping up their game. I wish I had that a DJ at my Easter Egg Hunt when I was growing up.
Capitol Hill’s beloved Skillet Diner is making moves! Don’t worry; they’re only expanding. Ballard will soon be getting their own Skillet Diner as well and it will look a lot like the one on the corner of Union. The restaurant is expected to open this summer at 2034 NW 56th Street, near the Ballard library branch and it will feature a larger space, big open windows just like Capitol Hill’s and a few menu choices specifically created for the Ballard menu. There’s also a rumor of a pretty “sweet patio” – we all know how much Seattleites love that.
Additionally, it looks like Broadway’s Garage (another favorite spot) is due for an upgrade! They too, have also been discussing the possibilities of a patio and to be honest, that’s going to be pretty spectacular to see especially when the new streetcar is finished and running. The patio will include a new bar and will be open year-round because it’s Seattle and the rain doesn’t keep us down, okay?
Birthday week has always been pretty good to me, but I didn’t think I’d be eating this good! Yesterday evening, (on a perfect sunny spring day) my family and I went out to Poppy at the end of Broadway on Capitol Hill. I’m someone who gets bored with my food easily so I love any opportunity where I get to try a bunch of little things for a meal. The black cod was delightful!
And as mentioned previously this morning, I was craving brunch. Though I didn’t get an omelette, I ended up with the Rainbow Rumble scramble full of corn, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms. You bet I topped this meal off with a mimosa. We were still celebrating my birthday after all. Kevin and I arrived at Coastal Kitchen at peak brunch time, but managed to park right in front, walk in, and find seating at the bar immediately without a wait. Things don’t really get any better than that.
1. That moment when you see a city fire department vehicle doing this to the car in front of them. Shouldn’t that not be allowed?
2. Brunch and mimosas at our favorite cafe Oddfellow’s
3. Spending a perfect spring day with Ashley down at Cal Anderson Park x2
4. Trying out Broadway’s “Bait Shop”
5. Capping the weekend off with a catch up with Stephy Roo
And just because.