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Top Posts of the Week

With the nice weather out in Seattle, I have been spending less time on  the computer and more time outside and with great company! Obviously by doing that, I have gotten behind on posts for the week. Apologies. Instead of making an individual post for each, we’re doing a roundup and playing catch up!

 

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Is Ballard Becoming The Next Capitol Hill?

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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.

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News About Seattle’s Hot Spots

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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.

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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?

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Seattle’s Best Restaurants 2012

It’s no secret at all that Seattle is one of the top food cities in the country. Hello – Top Chef’s newest season was filmed here and I can’t wait to see all of my favorite spots featured. Today, Seattle Met Magazine published their picks for the best restaurants in Seattle for the year of 2012.

Shoutouts to my favorites:

  • Homegrown
  • Skillet Diner
  • Dick’s Drive In
  • Artusi

Clearly, I’ve got a new list of restaurants that I need to hit up though. Goal for 2013? Check out the full list here and grab a tissue for the drooling that’s about to happen

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Currently Craving:

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Skillet Diner’s Daily Scramble

The daily scramble was basically my regular at Skillet Diner when I lived up in Capitol Hill last summer and this restaurant was my spot for weekend brunches or breakfast for dinners. Every day, the cooks at Skillet whip up a new scramble combination, which I guess adds to the element of surprise, but I still have my favorite – arugula and corn!

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In the News…

Fashion

- Supermodel Agyness Deyn came forward earlier this week to announce that she is 29-years old, which is six years older than the age stated on her CV. [Source]

- Stefano Pilati has “left the YSL building.” Pilati has been the creative director over at YSL since 2004. [Source]

- Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast is designing a line for Urban Outfitters. [Source]

Music

- Glee’s Idina Menzel will be going on tour. [Source]

- Warner Music has launched a YouTube channel. [Source]

Movies

- Despicable Me 2 teaser trailer

- Emma Watson will star in Sofia Coppola’s new film titled, “The Bling Ring” about a group of fashion-obsessed teenagers who break into the homes of celebrities and eventually get caught. It’s inspired by a true story…and Lifetime already did it…last year. [Source]

Television

- Lindsay will make her 239479th comeback this weekend when she hosts Saturday Night Live.

- Jennifer Love Hewitt turned her Lifetime movie, The Client List into Lifetime television series, The Client List. [Source]

- Jessica Lange will be returning for American Horror Story in the fall, but will not be reprising her character from the first season. Zachary Quinto will also be back. [Source] [Source]

- Bristol Palin is getting a docuseries on Lifetime. “This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman making her way in the world.” Um…what?!

- Meet the newest contestants for Dancing With the Stars. [Source]

- Casting has begun for the new CW Sex and the City prequel pilot, The Carrie Diaries, and it looks like AnnaSophia Robb will play a young Carrie. [Source]

- Oprah Winfrey will interview the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina exclusively, which will air on Sunday, March 11th at 9PM on OWN. [Source]

Seattle

- Top Pot Doughnuts are headed to Bellevue Square. [Source]

- Capitol Hill’s Molly Moon’s is taking over the old Flora & Henri shop to create a Willy Wonka-esque “kitchen on display” that will highlight their specialty ice cream and signature cones being made. The space is set to open in the summer. [Source]

- Skillet will call the Seattle Center home. [Source]

- EMP’s Sound Off! finals are tomorrow night and we’ve got a Seattle University band in the running: Feet. Check out the rest of the acts here. I like these guys a lot!

Other

- Jan Berenstain passed away this week at 88. This one was my favorite because I went through a phase as a kid where I loved seeing pictures of illustrated food/candy. I kid you not, another one of my favorite books was a children’s book on the affects of diabetes.

- Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are now engaged! The couple have been dating for over a year. [Source]

- Ke$ha turned 25 and Justin Bieber turned 18 this week.

- US Weekly shows the evolution of Lindsay Lohan’s face and it ain’t pretty. [Source]

- Lea Michele and Cory Monteith – romantically involved? US Weekly believes so. [Source]

- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced the birth of their newborn son, Samuel Garner Affleck. [Source]

- …and Snooki is preggers. [Source]

- Lamar Odom has been dropped by the Dallas Mavericks and has been sent down to the NBA Development League. OH NO!! POOR LAM LAM :( [Source]

- Actress Kaley Cuoco has called off her engagement to Josh Resnik. [Source]

- Natalie Portman had a secret wedding and is already married to Benjamin Millipied. [Source]

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In The News…

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- Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is four months pregnant! That means that when she was walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month, she was about two months along. This will be her second child with fiance Jamie Mazur. The couple already have a 3-year old daughter. [Source]

- Sinhead O’Connor is ending her marriage after 16 days. That’s not nearly as long as Kim Kardashian’s, but then again she doesn’t have a show on E! so it’s not that big of a deal. [Source]

- Could Kanye be giving his career in fashion a second try? Rumor has it that the hip hop star will pack up and move to London to pursue a more serious career in fashion design. [Source]

- Capitol Hill’s Skillet Diner made the list for the best top five restaurants that opened in 2011. [Source]

- Who knew? Fashion designer Vera Wang is also an ice  skater! As if she couldn’t look graceful enough… [Source]

- Matthew McConaughey is engaged to Camila Alves. [Source]

- Refinery 29 picks their 15 favorite albums of 2011. [Source]

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Hooray! My favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and her husband Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon are expecting! [Source]

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Katie’s Favorites of 2011

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Favorite Style Icon: Zoe Saldana

Zoe wins again and again with her presentation on the red carpet and at press events. Here she is wearing a Calvin Klein dress in my favorite color for 2012: MINT!

Runner Up: Elle Fanning

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Favorite Event of the Year: Capitol Hill Block Party 2011

Two out of three days was just enough to make this festival not only the highlight of my summer, but the most memorable moment of the year. Who can turn down a weekend of great company, amazing live performances, free goodies, front row at Cults, stellar weather and meal breaks at all of my favorite restaurants just outside of the gates? You can’t.

Runner Up: Girl Talk at the Showbox SODO and being on stage!

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Favorite Capitol Hill Restaurants of 2011!

This year, Capitol Hill was booming with new restaurants! I’ve sampled many of them throughout the year and in my time living in Capitol Hill, but there are still so many that I haven’t tried. It also doesn’t help that there will be a handful of new places opening this January. In this post, you’ll learn about both my new and old favorites! Keep in mind though that this is not a “best of” post. I am in no way claiming that these restaurants are the best in their category, but these are the ones that I enjoy and they’re the ones that I take my friends to. With that, let’s get started?

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Favorite Fish & Chips: Pike Street Fish Fry

Pike Street Fish Fry has been across the street from my school for quite some time, but for some reason, I have always overlooked it. It’s probably cause I thought Neumos, Moe Bar, and Pike Street Fish Fry all merged into one and never gave it a second look. Over the summer, Lisa and I came up with this idea that we would have our lunch break at a different restaurant once a week. Now looking back on it, I think we only did this once and Pike Street Fish Fry was the only place we ever went to, but what a  great choice it was anyways! Fish and chips were a common staple for me growing up since I was obsessed with Ivars and Skippers, which means I’m pretty particular about eating it anywhere else. Pike Street Fish Fry is incredibly greasy, but deliciously greasy in the best way possible. That’s like a descriptive heart attack, but trust – if everyone else on the hill and on Yelp says it’s the place you need to try, then you just have to.

*Every third Friday, the restaurant offers free fresh cut frys from 5 – 7PM.

What I order: Catfish or Cod and chips

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u feel me?

Is it weird that I want to eat at Skillet Diner every day just so I can try the daily changing Skillet Scramble?

Don’t judge.

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Review: Skillet Diner

After weeks of anticipation, I finally made my way over to the new Skillet Diner on Capitol Hill! I had been reading about the restaurant for quite some time now on Capitol Hill Seattle and was waiting until I would finally get a chance to try it out myself. The new diner, having only been opened for just a couple of weeks, was booming with customers with a line that went out the door. Luckily for us, it was a nice day in Seattle this evening. My friends and I sat at the bar, which we didn’t mind too much and were promptly served our waters in cute little jars!

I pretty much wanted to try everything off of the menu, but decided on the weekly special – Monday Meatloaf. I’m not sure if there is any coincidence in this or not, but my selection may have had something to do with watching Wedding Crashers the night before.

I typically never order meatloaf when I eat out, but it just reminded me of a home-cooked meal and that was exactly what I wanted. Not as good as mom’s, but better than I could have ever made it myself. Skillet is a beautiful diner and the fact that they are always so full of customers is a great indication that they are here to stay for what I hope will be a very long time! I think if I could change anything, it would probably be to have ice with my water or a little bit faster service – but I know that can’t always be helped sometimes. Other than that, I’m pretty much smitten w/ Skillet and can’t wait to come back to try their Chicken Pot Pie and their selection of desserts.

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In the News…

Fashion

- Miss Hailee Steinfeld is officially the new face of Miu Miu. [Source]

- Justin Bieber is launching a fragrance for his fans called “Someday.” [Source]

Music

- People sometimes forget that riders exist for bands and musicians. Fulfilling Katy Perry’s sounds a little bit like a nightmare. [Source]

- Selena Gomez’s new album cover is somewhat questionable. [Source]

- Lady Gaga and Starbucks are collaborating on a scavenger hunt together! (Not sure what this means because I’m too lazy to read all the text and this is also the most random pairing ever, but here you go!) [Source]

- Friendly Fires released their new album “Pala” yesterday. [Source]

- Lady Gaga was named Forbes’ top celebrity. [Source]

- Glee’s Matthew Morrison will join The Backstreet Boys and The New Kids on the Block on their tour this summer. [Source]

Television

- Kat Dennings makes her return to television in her new CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. [Source]

- The judges from the current season of NBC’s The Voice will return for season two. [Source]

- Saturday Night Live promo Justin Timberlake

- Who’s getting excited for the return of Pretty Little Liars?! Summer TELEVISION, you are mine.

Seattle

- Starting today, you can now dine at Capitol Hill’s newest restaurant Skillet Diner and purchase your Capitol Hill Block Party tickets!

- This Saturday is Seattle University’s Quadstock, but as I’m sure you already know… it is for students only! Lucky us!

- Since you can’t make it to Quadstock, you should head on over to Cal Anderson for the first ever four-on-four dodge ball tournament. Sounds brutal. [Source]

oh Capitol Hill Seattle – you really are one of my favorite blogs!

Other

- Model Lily Aldridge married Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill last week in a custom-made Vera Wang wedding gown. [Source]

- Vogue Editor-in-Chief’ Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer has fled to LA to work alongside Glee’s head honcho Ryan Murphy. While Bee is not working with Glee specifically, she is assisting him with his many projects that may or may not include Glee’s 3-d movie. [Source]

- Essie’s Summer 2011 Brazilliant collection is on my must-have list. [Source]

- James Franco has graduated from New York University. Which school will he end up at next? Correct answer – University of Houston in the fall. [Source]

- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick is trying to drop his father’s name to take his mother’s. [Source]

- Kia Grasty describes what it is like to clean up after “privileged” college students who are the sons and daughters of well-known people in the industry for a living with a $140,000 salary. [Source]

- A Hello Kitty theme park will debut in China in 2014. OH MY GOODNESS! [Source]

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