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post #16 of 29
Speaking of which, there's also the waterfront. The aquarium, shops, restaurants, trolleys, etc. Pretty fun.
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
All - Thanks for the suggestions (particularly on the places to eat - I'm certainly overwhelmed at the selection, and they all sound quite good).   So far the plan is to spend day one exploring the city a bit, as I have a tour scheduled for the morning that's supposed to take me around to some of the highlights, after which I'll go out on my own to poke around a bit.  Day two should be for business (meeting with area alums and hopefully an interview if I can arrange it before then), followed by an evening out.  Day three was set aside for Olympic park, but I think that's out of the question.  Even though I'm traveling by myself, I don't think I can justify the drive.  I did want to see the rainforest though - a shame.  Perhaps I can use this time to do some shopping, though I don't expect any of you to give away your shopping secrets. Thanks again for all your help, and feel free to comment on my itinerary. Kevin
post #18 of 29
I can't believe nobody has mentioned El Guacho and Canlis. If you are looking to dine out, these restaurants must be mentioned. They are, IMHO, the best restaurants in Seattle when it comes to a good filet mignon. Also, head to Rainier Valley, and make sure to eat at Jones BBQ. Awesome food. If you are on Capital Hill, check out Queen Sheeba for some mind-blowing great ethiopian food (or the one on 12th and Cherry, it's great but I don't remember the name). You can't leave Seattle without riding the ferry. Take one to Bainbridge Island from Downtown Seattle, and there are a handful of great restaurants in BI. The ride is relaxing and pleasant. Also, if you like to bicycle, make sure to rent a good bike at Ti Cycles (in University Village area) and ride the Burke-Gillman trail out to the Velodrome in Kirkland. It's a fun ride, with some cool scenery. The Olympics are mind-bogglingly beautiful. A great day hike would be to take the Geyser Valley trail, which is approximately 3 miles long and very easy. On the trail, you will see one of the original Press Expedition homesteads (if it's still there). Make sure to stop at Goblin's Gate, as it makes a great lunch spot. When do you plan on being in Seattle?
post #19 of 29
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(esquire. @ Mar. 01 2005,23:06) But, if you're going to see it, you might as well see the original starbucks since its so close. I really wanted to come back later that night, and steal their sign as a souvenir. [emphasis mine]
PLEASE DO.
If anybody in the area ever got drunk one day and cut it down, I'd want to buy it. Hint, hint.
post #20 of 29
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I'll be in town from March 13-17.  I'm doing some light networking and trying to get a feel for the area, since I've never even been to the west coast before.  If anyone would care to meet for a cocktail, let me know. Also, I retract my former statement on not giving away shopping hot spots. Perhaps, J, you could even divulge that thrift shop you frequent?   Kevin
post #21 of 29
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned El Guacho and Canlis.  If you are looking to dine out, these restaurants must be mentioned.  They are, IMHO, the best restaurants in Seattle when it comes to a good filet mignon.
I had the filet at El Gaucho and was thoroughly unimpressed. They overcooked it, it had no flavor, ugh. Even the salad was bad. That was quite a while ago, and I haven't been back since. Haven't been to Canlis. Ruth's Chris is pretty good, but I don't care for the feel of the place, whereas the Met is my favorite kind of restaurant, but the food is not as amazing as many people (including whoever sets the prices) seem to think. I recommend JaK's Grill for a good steak. Mmm, potato pancakes...
post #22 of 29
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I'll be in town from March 13-17. I'm doing some light networking and trying to get a feel for the area, since I've never even been to the west coast before. If anyone would care to meet for a cocktail, let me know. Also, I retract my former statement on not giving away shopping hot spots. Perhaps, J, you could even divulge that thrift shop you frequent? Kevin
Drop me a PM, I'll buy ya a drink. I've got a car too, so I can help ya get to some places if you'd like. Maybe we talk J and Tokyo Slim into hooking up for drinks or something. That'd be cool.
post #23 of 29
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(linux_pro @ Mar. 02 2005,15:47) I can't believe nobody has mentioned El Guacho and Canlis. If you are looking to dine out, these restaurants must be mentioned. They are, IMHO, the best restaurants in Seattle when it comes to a good filet mignon.
I had the filet at El Gaucho and was thoroughly unimpressed. They overcooked it, it had no flavor, ugh. Even the salad was bad. That was quite a while ago, and I haven't been back since. Haven't been to Canlis. Ruth's Chris is pretty good, but I don't care for the feel of the place, whereas the Met is my favorite kind of restaurant, but the food is not as amazing as many people (including whoever sets the prices) seem to think. I recommend JaK's Grill for a good steak. Mmm, potato pancakes...
That's really strange. I've always considered El Gaucho to have just about the best filet mignon in Seattle. Canlis is a close second, or a tie. The Met and Ruth's Chris come in close behind. I am thinking it would be cool if we all met up and maybe introduced Kevin to Seattle. Drinks would be on me..
post #24 of 29
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I'll be in town from March 13-17. I'm doing some light networking and trying to get a feel for the area, since I've never even been to the west coast before. If anyone would care to meet for a cocktail, let me know. Also, I retract my former statement on not giving away shopping hot spots. Perhaps, J, you could even divulge that thrift shop you frequent? Kevin
Are you interviewing? Looking for a job in any specific industry? I've got a lot of friends in the area, and might be able to hook you up with somebody if you will be looking for interviews, etc.
post #25 of 29
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linux_pro - Thanks for your offer; you can expect a pm to be forthcoming. I'm looking for work in public relations, likely at an agency.  If you have any friends or acquaintances working in PR that would be available on those dates, I'd be interested in speaking with them.  Looking forward to "StyleForum Happy Hour". Kevin
post #26 of 29
What? No shopping hints???
post #27 of 29
Just a small taste of the weather right now... Hope it lasts for you.
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
My flight leaves at 6:30 tomorrow morning - looking forward to the trip.  The forecast I looked at predicts 60 and sunny for the early part of the week, so it looks like I'll catch some of that great weather.  I won't have access to a computer while I'm there, but I'll post a follow-up when I get back.   BTW - linux-pro, you have a pm. Kevin
post #29 of 29
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