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Pauline's Notes for Seattle

Pauline Kenny

Steve and I lived in Seattle for two years from 1993 - 1995 and we return frequently. For us it was not as great a place to live as Santa Fe (we moved there for work), but we love to visit Seattle. The city is great - wonderful restaurants and stores, beautiful scenery.

Seattle area code 206

Hotels

Inn at the Market, 86 Pine St., 800-446-4484, 443-3600
www.innatthemarket.com
Our favorite hotel in Seattle. Get a room facing the courtyard; rooms on the street are noisy and rooms with a view of the water look first at the highway and then the water. Great location and comfortable hotel. The windows open.

Our Favorite Restaurants

Cafe Flora, 2901 East Madison, 325-9100
Gourmet vegetarian, great weekend brunch

Coastal Kitchen, 15th Ave. in Capitol Hill, south of E. John St.
Great breakfast, good for dinner too

Hi Spot Cafe, 1410 34th Ave., Madrona, 325-7905
Breakfast until 2:00pm.

Bamboo Gardens, 364 Roy St., behind the Space Needle, 282-6616
Good vegetarian Chinese.

Wild Ginger, 1401 3rd Ave, 623-4450
Gourmet asian. Used to be down by the market, but moved in 2001 to a larger location. We haven' t been there since the move, but they used to be fabulous. Lots of vegetarian dishes.

Cafe Lago, 2305 24th Ave. East, 329-8005, dinner only
Great neighborhood Italian, small.

Sostanza, 1927 43rd Ave. East, 324-9701
Italian.

Shamiana, 10724 NE 68th St., Kirkland, 827-4902
In the suburbs in the Kirkland mall with the large PCC natural foods store, great Indian food.

Pizzeria Pagliacci, 4003 Stone Way, 4529 University Way NE
Great takeout pizza.

Stores

Two of the best knitting stores in the country are in Seattle: Weaving Works and Tricoter. And a huge Nordstroms downtown.

Weaving Works, 4717 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, 206-524-1221, Orders 888-524-1221, University district, M-F 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3
The best knitting store anywhere. They have everything and a great staff.

Tricoter, on Madison just past the turnoff for the Arboretum.
Great knitting store, aimed at more "fashionable" knitters - lots of fancy wools.

Elliot Bay Books, Pioneer Square
One of the best bookstores in the US. Huge. Restaurant/caffe downstairs. Frequent readings by authors.

Sur la Table, 84 Pine St., 448-2244, near Pike Place Market
www.surlatable.com
Great kitchen store. It used to be independently owned, but has turned into a chain of stores. Still has great stuff.

Larry's Market
Upscale grocery stores throughout Seattle and suburbs.

PCC Co-op, 65th NE at 21st Ave. in the University district
Large natural foods store. Also one in Kirkland. A Whole Foods has recently opened in Seattle.

Things to Do

Washington Park Arboretum, go for a walk.

Lots of other things too.

Links

www.seattleinsider.com

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