So, this isn’t the most clear shot of the Olympic mountain range, but it gives you the idea. From Phinney Ridge we can look out and see both the Olympic (to the west) and Cascade (to the east) mountain ranges. This time of year, while somewhat depressing as the rain and 50’s “permanently” sets in, it is one of the best times to see the mountains. Fresh snow is beginning to fall and every glimpse you can get of a peak is breathtaking.
OK, OK enough about the mountains. Here are some of our other favorite spots in our little neighborhood:
The Park Pub is a block down from our apartment and serves all kinds purposes in our lives: catching the end of good football games that we are listening to on the radio because we don’t have a TV, meeting up with friends after work for a beer, and filling our bellies on nights we don’t want to cook (may we suggest the hummus plate?).
Next up is the Phinney Market. One detail that the Phinney neighborhood lacks is a large chain grocery store. Nope, no Trader Joe’s, Safeways, or Whole Foods, we have Phinney Market, where all the brands are the really GOOD brands you never buy at the grocery because they are too expensive. Our favorites are local Snoqualmie ice cream, fresh baked goods every morning, and a great cup of coffee.
And last but not least, how can we leave out our neighborhood Starbucks and burger joint. Three blocks north of us lies a wonderful watering hole for the caffeine dependent. Maybe you’ve heard of our little local brand? There are many coffee snobs in Seattle that will only drink coffee from local small coffee shops, but I have to admit I am a Starbucks girl through and through. Red Mill burger is one of the most popular burger spots in Seattle and while we really enjoy the Veggie Verde, they are all sure to fill you up whatever you choose. But, if you go remember, they only take cash!