Monthly Archives: February 2014

Il Corvo Pasta

My friends and I show up at 11:55am on a Friday. I feel lucky, as we’re able to wait on line inside the small restaurant – other times I’ve walked past, the line stretches out the door and up the block. We survey the menu written in chalk, near the front of the line. There […]

The Central Library (part 1 of 3)

Seattle’s citizens love their libraries. Well, maybe that’s not an absolute, but the overwhelming majority of its voters do.  In 1998, the “Libraries for All” initiative that included a $196.4 million bond measure was approved by over 70% of voters and resulted in “four new libraries in communities without library service, the replacement, expansion or […]

Jebena Cafe

Jebena Café is a small, unassuming Ethiopian restaurant located in a rundown looking strip mall on Pinehurst Way. I’d passed by the café for a few years as I live within walking distance, but it wasn’t until recently, after scouring Yelp and a few other sites that I realized I may be missing out on […]

Jellyfish

Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, BC. November 2013.

Portland (part 2 of 2)

Continued from Portland (part 1 of 2) I wake up early the next morning. After lounging in bed for a while I decide to head out and grab us some coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a local espresso chain located just a few blocks away. I pass O’Bryant Square, a small public park located between […]

Portland (part 1 of 2)

Seattle is a truly amazing place to live. The city boasts great food, interesting public spaces and a multitude of activities to choose from. But most people can probably agree that it can sometimes be hard to break out of your normal routine and take advantage of what’s right at your fingertips. My wife E […]