Exploring Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Fremont!

FREMONT: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE! 


EAT: 


Fremont offers MANY delicious restaurants, I will name a few but this is by no means a complete list! Please get out, walk around, and explore all the neighborhood has to offer!

Pecado Bueno- Home of the 3$ Margarita! 

The  is hand-crafted using fresh, natural ingredients, organic when possible, using no preservatives, trans fats or lard. They use sustainable seafood, hormone-free, organic-fed chicken, beef, pork, and eggs. Everything is prepared fresh and simply! they also have a scratch Salsa Bar!

Paseo- Caribbean food! The best Cuban Sandwich around! 

Locally sourced ingredients with the flavors of the Caribbean. Don’t worry, this is Seattle of course there is also a vegetarian selection! From Paseo: Paseo has been a sandwich icon to the Seattle community for over 21 years and has been recognized by legions of top critics, magazines and TV shows worldwide. We have a commitment to providing the freshest locally sourced ingredients, great service and a monstrous food experience. At Paseo we are mostly known for our delicious and savory sandwiches, but have a tremendous following for our bodacious meals.

Revel- Asian Fusion/Korean 

From Revel: Revel—a lively, casual space filled with bright art and music—has been attracting crowds with its menu of street food-style comfort food including dumplings, savory pancakes, noodles, and rice bowls, since 2010. Its adjoining cocktail bar, Quoin, pours soju and innovative cocktails, enticing people to its outdoor fire pit even in the depths of winter. During the summer, Revel’s outdoor patio is home to its popular Grill Shack, which features every imaginable cut of meat—butchered in-house from whole, sustainable raised animals—grilled over a wood fire.


MUSIC/NIGHTLIFE:


Nectar Lounge: 

Depending on the night, you might catch anything from a local band, an out of town dj., or the best 80’s dance party you have ever witnessed. Nectar Lounge hosts an eclectic calendar of acts. It’s also a great place to have a party! During the summer months the outdoor patio is to die for! Check their website for upcoming events: www.nectarlounge.com

Highdive: 

From Highdive: In 10 years’ time High Dive has proudly secured a unique role in a vibrant Seattle music scene. With a layout that recalls legendary national showcase venues such as The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and CBGB in New York, the venue is the perfect size to host national acts to multi night residencies while still having the freedom to take big chances on emerging acts we believe in that deserve their first Saturday night. Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont, aka, Center of The Universe, it is a side of the city with a unique spirit all its own. High Dive sits in the center of it all, nestled between Ballard and Queen Anne, just across the Fremont Bridge.

Add-A-Ball: 

If you are up for a little something different- check out Add-a-ball! They have a full on Patrick Swayze mural inside, plenty of pinball and board games to curb your boredom. Have an ice cold brew, in the parking lot patio, and grab a game of cards with a local. Beware however, the door boasts a hand painted sign: NO BROS! whatever that means.


SHOPPING: 


Fremont Vintage Mall –

From mid-century furniture, unique local art, vintage finds, jewelry, records, antiques, and all kinds of surprises. I suggest going in on a rainy day. It’s easy to get lost in there for hours!

Show Pony-

Sweet Little boutique! Must have dresses, jewelry, apothecary items,  accessories and more! The store offers mostly American-made and designed, with a great selection of eco-friendly fashion!

Fremont Sunday Street Market- 

From their website:  Welcome to the Center of the Universe. Seattle’s fun, year round European-style street market for brunching and browsing, hand crafts, treasure hunting, vintage and one-of-a-kind, amazingly-cool-stuff. Now celebrating our 27th anniversary supporting our small business community.

Established in 1990, the Market has evolved into a thriving, diverse European-Style street market that goes on indoor and outdoor year round. Up to 200 vendors attend bringing antiques, collectibles, bygones, retro, vintage, original fashion, tools, deluxe junk and estate sale treasures. In addition, there’s a constantly changing bazaar of colorful world imports, new and original designers, artists and craftsmen with heart warming one-of-a-kind offerings.

More popular than ever is the eclectic menu offered by our street food vendors and a rotating cast of gourmet food trucks. The market is free to the public, pet-friendly, bike accessible and happens rain or shine. Bookended by Seattle’s own Theo Chocolate to the West and the Red Door Ale House on the East end, its surrounded by a fabulous selection of neighboring shops, cafes and restaurants. The Fremont Market is how Seattle does Sundays.


PLAY IN FREMONT:


The Troll!: 3405 Troll Ave N. 

You have to see it! Just under the Aurora Bridge! You’ve heard about the Troll who eats a car! Hurry up! Go get a selfie!

Burke Gilman Trail: 

The trail cuts right through Fremont, and will take you all the way to Golden Gardens in Ballard (make the trip to watch the sunset, at least once!). Keep your eyes peeled on a hot day, along the Fremont Cut you might find a rope swing! (Shhhhhh! It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day!)

The Solstice Parade: 

http://fremontartscouncil.org/parade/

Start: NW 39th St and Leary Way NW
Finish: Gasworks Park for the Fremont Solstice Celebration

Celebrate with us on the longest day of the year with the Fremont Arts Council’s most spectacular event! Join more than 60 dazzling community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Then, we end the parade with the Fremont Solstice Celebration at Gas Works Park, where we celebrate with local and national street bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

What makes the Fremont Solstice Parade unique?

  • EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST. Full participation is completely open to the public. See the links below to be in the parade, plan the parade, volunteer at the parade, or to reserve curbside seats on the route.
  • PEOPLE POWERED. No motorized vehicles are allowed
  • ALL ABOUT THE ART. No printed words or logos are allowed. Participants relish the challenge of proclaiming their message through creative expression.

 

Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne


Exploring: Queen Anne

Seattle Center

Depending on the time of year you are looking at, you may be able to attend one of the many outdoor festivals held at Seattle Center including: Bumbershoot, Folklife Festival, and Bite of Seattle.

The local radio station KEXP also hold free concerts at the mural amphitheater in the summer months. Stop by and watch them broadcast from the new La Marzocco Cafe, with a viewing window directly into the DJ Booth!

Go up 605 feet into the Space Needle! If you haven’t done it, you are obligated, it is absolutely the best view of the entire city and the sound. Opt to have dinner in the restaurant if you don’t want to come down just yet. If you don’t go up at least go to Kerry Park on Highland Drive,  and have a look at the needle from afar. It’s an excellent place to take in the sunset!

MoPop! (Formerly EMP)  Museum of Pop Culture 

Rotating exhibits at the MoPop! From music and art to sci-fi, fantasy, and the indie game revolution. This place is so cool! Even if you don’t go inside be sure to stop by and check out the architecture and walk the grounds. The building was designed by Frank O. Gehry, and the building appears to change color from different angles. MoPop  museum is a non profit interested in empowering it’s visitors, and contributing to art education.

Grab a Bite! 

From coffee shops to restaurants, from lower Queen Anne to the top of the hill, there are so many options for food and drink…The following is no where near a complete list, just a place to start:

Mezcaleria Oaxaca: Bustling stop for Mexican classics

Crow: New American comfort food in hip setting

Via Tribunali: Neopolitan pizzeria and bar

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge: Hip Cajun-Creole sport with a cozy, New Orleans- influenced dining room, and & optional fixed-price menu. Pro tip: to sample more of the menu check out the happy hour specials!

How to Cook a Wolf: An Ethan Stole Restaurant, specializing in Italian Mediterranean cuisine.

 

This is by no means a complete list of things to do or places to eat in Queen Anne, you’re going to have to check it out for yourself! Go Explore!

Laurie Way Announces | Des Moines Multi-Level Home with LARGE Yard!

Welcome Home to Des Moines!

19608 7th Ave S, Des Moines WA 98148

Offered at $385,000

Beautifully updated tri-level home on cul-de-sac w/HUGE backyard. Gleaming hardwood floors, granite counters, newer cabinetry, stainless steel appliances. 3 bedrooms up additional Den/Office downstairs & great family/media room as well. Look at descriptions in pictures for more info on everything the seller has done! For example, upgraded to Heat Pump, removed oil tank, new carpet, new paint, new garage door & ducts cleaned. Inspection report/sewer scope available to buyers. This is a must-see, forever kind of home.

Details

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1.75 Bathrooms
  • 1530 Square Feet
  • Built in 1961
  • MLS #1120603

 

For more information about this lovely home in Des Moines – Please click here.

Exploring Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Ballard!

What to do in Ballard


Shop Till You Drop!

Ballard Reuse: Funky Reused Building materials and items, with a focus on architectural salvage…Just up on Market St. Bop Street Records for the music junkie with heaps and heaps of vinyl! Check out Stores like: Horseshoe, Trove Vintage, Space Oddity, Dutch Bike Co, Re-Soul, second ascent.

 Eat Eat Eat! 

There is no shortage of delicious eats in Ballard! Some of my favorites are La Isla: Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine. Senior Moose is a local favorite, with some of the best Mexican food in town! Stop in and have a Top Pot Donut, or try the famous oysters at Walrus and Carpenter.

Farmer’s Market! 

Every Sunday Old Ballard Ave closes it’s streets to cars and opens for the local farmer’s market. Do your shopping local and pick up a variety of local goods and organic, fresh local fruits and vegetables! Who doesn’t want to shake hands with the person that grew their food? Check out items such as local fresh seafood, local honey, and more. Pick up a growler of local beer, a fresh pie, some soda, mustard, jam, or ice cream. Not to mention the booths of local artists and craftsmen! This is not to be missed!

The Locks 

Here, the fresh waters of Lake Washington and Lake Union drop 22ft into saltwater Puget Sound.  100,000 boats pass through the canal and locks annually. Go when the salmon are spawning and see fish-ladder activity through underwater windows, stroll through the gardens and visit the museum.

Golden Gardens 

Have a bonfire and watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains! The park features two wetlands and a short trail. Enjoy activities from sunbathing to fishing to stand up paddle boarding. The parking can be a struggle during the summer months. Walk down to Un Bien, a colorful shack offering Caribbean sandwiches made with roast pork & served on Macrina bread. Wed-Sat: 11-9, Sun: 11-8

Laurie Way Announces | Just Listed in Dumas Bay!! 2824 SW 302nd Place, Federal Way WA 98023

Luxurious home in tranquil setting.  Just a few blocks from the beach! Open floor-plan features chef’s kitchen with  granite slab and custom cabinets. Brazilian cherry hardwoods on the main floor, wood-wrapped windows, two amazing covered decks, crown molding, custom landscaped backyard & patio. Study/den with gas fireplace, great room with  gas fireplace.  This home boasts two glorious master suites, one on the second level with coffered ceilings and private five-piece bathroom with walk-in closet. Second floor also has a media room and three additional bedrooms & full bath!  Serene private master bedroom or guest suite with three-quarter bath & sitting room on top floor. Path to beach in neighborhood, close to schools.

Details:

  • Bedrooms:     5
  • Baths:              3.25
  • Square Feet: 3,536
  • Area:                Dash Point/Federal Way
  • Year Built:      2007
  • Heating:         Forced Air
  • School District: Federal Way
  • Parking:         Garage-2
  • Fireplaces:    2-Gas
  • 2016 Taxes:  $5,615
  • MLS #:             1107172
  • Offered at     $650,000

 

To view more information about this home, including 3-D tour, Floorplans and more click here. 

Client Appreciation Event!

Please join me for my client appreciation event on Saturday May 20th, 2017!

Who: YOU! That’s who!

What: Client Appreciation- Bring your old electronics and any documents you would like to have securely shredded! Dante’s Hot Dogs will be provided, and free parking is available! Stop by and say HI!

When: Saturday May 20th, 2017 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Where: 1200 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 Parking Validated in the lower paid lot!

Why: Because I love my clients!