Local Scene, SeattleJune, 2012
Spring in Seattle has a lot to offer, rain or shine.
WHEN IN ROME... When in Seattle, coffee is a must! Grab a cup of joe at local institutions like Caffe Ladro, voted best in Seattle, or Caffé Vita and stroll around the artsy Fremont neighborhood, advises Sarah Stanhope, residential sales manager with Cambria dealer Floform in Seattle. You can’t turn a corner without taking in a beautiful statue or stunning architecture, along with a mix of boutiques, galleries and pubs. Psst: Check out the giant troll under the Aurora bridge!
CHUKAR CHERRIES - www.chukar.com, Washington State is known for its cherries, and these delicious chocolate-covered dried cherries have become a local institution.
BH HONEY Ballard Bee Company - www.ballardbeecompany.com, From the historic and hip neighborhood of Ballard comes golden unfiltered honey.
MUSEUM OF GLASS - 1801 Dock St., Tacoma 866-468-7386 www.museumofglass.org, Watch live glassblowing in the Hot Shop and marvel at Dale Chihuly’s Bridge of Glass.
PIKE PLACE MARKET - First Ave. and Pike St. 206-682-7453 www.pikeplacemarket.org, “America’s premier farmers’ market,” over a century old, features more than 200 stalls, along with craftspeople, street performers and cafés.
WATSON KENNEDY FINE LIVING - Inn at the Market courtyard 86 Pine St. 206-443-6281 www.watsonkennedy.com, Find the perfect gift, or just browse the tablewares, treats and one-of-a- kind finds.
CAFÉ JUANITA - 9702 NE 120th Place, Kirkland 425-823-1505 www.cafejuanita.com, The Pacific Northwest pioneered this kind of locally-sourced, organic cooking. Try the grilled octopus and rabbit.
CAFFE LADRO - 452 N. 36th St. 206-675-0854 www.caffeladro.com
CAFFÉ VITA - 4301 Fremont Ave. N. 206-632-3535 www.caffevita.com