So with all the holiday rush and traveling we’ve been doing I didn’t really get to tell you about our trip to Seattle. Instead of making separate posts, I’ll just include everything in this one, and try to keep it concise for the sake of brevity.
So we stayed at the Maxwell Hotel in lower Queen Anne. It was really, really close to the space needle and sci-fi museum, and also only one building away from Bamboo Garden, an all vegan (except the fortune cookies have eggs!) chinese restaurant. (Behind the blue building.)
The first place we went to eat was Bang, Bang Cafe. It’s a cute little breakfast and lunch place in Belltown that has vegan options & Mighty-O Donuts (all vegan), as well as incredibly tasty vegan mac n cheese that even omnis rave about on yelp. I had a VBLT, which was terrific, and Thomas & I split a scoop of the mac n cheese and a cinnamon & sugar doughnut that we got for half price. (day old!) Since the doughnut was so good & cheap, we grabbed two more to eat with our morning beverages in the hotel. Mmm!
Me: “look! real christmas trees! with pine cones! 🙂
Me: “i want a purple volvo!”
Then we headed down to the Pike Place Market and did some window shopping. I also picked up a wreath of hot peppers (not pictured) for my dad from the market, from Alvarez farms.
Then we met up with Anthony, Karen and Edgar, and headed over to Plum Bistro for happy hour. Unfortunately, Thomas & I were still full from lunch since it was early, but we had some tasty beers. Afterwards we hit up the Elliot Bay Book company and a record shop, and managed to work up an appetite just in time to miss the happy hour pricing for our dinner! I couldn’t take any pictures because my phone was dying, but we took some bad ones in a hurry with Thomas’ phone. We split a salad and ordered burgers since we were trying to be somewhat frugal. It was good, and it was expensive.
Then Thomas & I walked the entire distance of Capitol Hill, through downtown, and back up towards Queen Anne. We both took night time shots of the space needle. This is mine. Thomas’ was way better.
I thought it was pretty cool that a lot of places there had not only recycling next the to garbage cans, but also composting! This was at one of the MANY Starbuck’s.
Saturday we got dressed up and decided to try to get into Seattle’s member’s only goth club. However after waiting for the bus twice, and seeing the time, we decided it’d just be easier to hang out at a bar close by. By chance we found a bar with the best array of kareoke music that suited our taste. Consequently I sang 3 songs. That’s a record for me. And we drank a lot of Blue Moon.
Unfortunately the combination of eating dinner WAY early and drinking beer way late did not agree that well with my stomach. So Sunday brunch was in bed with takeout from said Bamboo Garden that was right by our hotel. Turns out it was really tasty, and the mongolian beef was incredible!
Later we met up with my dear friend Kat, whom I hadn’t seen for about 15 years. We met up with her at Teapot Vegetarian House Restaurant (all vegan). Since I ate lunch so late, I just had some ginger tea, and tried Kat & Thomas’ dishes, which were pretty yummy. (Below.)
I wanted to check out Remedy Teas (downstairs) and found that they had vegan baked goods. I decided to go with some simple and delicious, thick sliced mulit-grain toast and vegan butter. (PS- They have 150 teas!) We also got a couple of goodies to go, which proved to be yummy.
After this we walked through Capitol Hill again, and stopped by the Elysian Brewing Company and had a couple of beers. Then we took our final stroll through the downtown area before heading back to our hotel to sleep before we headed out in the morning.