Seattle Our Way

Bianca Galam
Marketing and Event Coordinator

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
RockCreek Seafood & Spirits - Fremont

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Marination (Hawaiian-Korean cuisine) - Several locations including Downtown

Favorite happy hour?
Japonessa (Sushi restaurant with a Latin flare) - Pike Place Market

Best dim sum downtown?
Honey Court - International District

Favorite coffee shop?
Caffe Vita - Several locations

Favorite restaurant?
Joule (Korean-fusion steakhouse) - Fremont

Hands down best brunch is:
Kona Kitchen - Maple Leaf

The best cupcake pie in Seattle is found at:
Pie A La Mode, several locations, and they deliver!

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Ellenos Greek Yogurt - Pike Place Market and Whole Foods

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Theo's Chocolate - Fremont

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Kerry Park (aka Franklin Place) - Queen Anne

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Explore Pike Place Market and buy a bouquet of flowers.

Favorite day trip?
Olympia - hiking in the Capital State Forest or exploring downtown Olympia

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Leavenworth, WA - river tubing! (Central WA)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Ballard

Favorite music venue?
Keys On Main - Lower Queen Anne

Favorite place to people watch?
Green Lake Park

Favorite view?
Kerry Park (Franklin Place)

Favorite winery?
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - Woodinville

Favorite outdoor activities?
Biking at Alki Beach Park

Brian McKenzie
Systems Administrator

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Serious Pie (Pizza) - Downtown, Pike Place Market, & Westlake

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant  - Fremont

Favorite happy hour?
Sazerac Restaurant & Bar - Downtown

Best Vietnamese food in town?
Pho Aroma - West Seattle

Favorite local brewery?
Georgetown Brewing - Georgetown

Favorite restaurant?
Salumi Artisan Cured Meats - Downtown

Hands down best brunch is:
Portage Bay Café (Organic Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch) - Ballard, Roosevelt, South Lake Union, & U District

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
Yellow Leaf Cupcakes - Belltown

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Molly Moon's Ice Cream - Wallingford

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Theo's Chocolate - Fremont

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Take the Underground Tour - Pioneer Square

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Walk the waterfront, ride the Great Wheel, and walk up the stairs to Pike Place Market

Favorite day trip?
Take ferry trip across the Sound

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
San Juan Islands, WA (North WA)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Fremont

Favorite music venue?
Nectar Lounge - Fremont

Best shopping?
Seattle Premium Outlets - Tulalip, WA (North)

Favorite view?
From the top of Mount Rainier

Favorite winery?
Bartholomew Winery - Industrial District

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Art Museum - Downtown

Favorite outdoor activities?
Hike Rattlesnake Ledge

Best venue to watch a Sounders game if its an away game?
The Atlantic Crossing Pub - Roosevelt

Dawn Grant
Senior IT Manager

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Qazis Indian Curry House - Fremont

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Mr D's Greek Delicacies - Pike Place Market

Best Vietnamese food in town?
Long Provincial Vietnamese - Downtown

Favorite restaurant?
Samir’s Mediterranean Grill - U District

Hands down best brunch is:
Etta's (Casual Pacific NW Eatery) - Pike Place Market

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Fainting Goat Gelato - Wallingford and Fremont

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Dilettante Chocolate -  Downtown

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Woodland Park Zoo - Phinney Ridge

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Go to the Seattle Aquarium and get Fish & Chips from Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar

Favorite day trip?
Go to the Seattle Aquarium and get Fish & Chips from Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Drive the Olympic Peninsula

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Queen Anne

Favorite music venue?
The Triple Door - Downtown

Favorite place to people watch?
Public transit!

Best shopping?
Easy Street Records - West Seattle

Favorite view?
Discovery Park - Magnolia

Favorite winery?
So many independent wineries, check out Woodinville Wine Country

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Ride the ferry on the way there!

Favorite Museum?
EMP (Experience Music Project) in Queen Anne

Favorite outdoor activities?
Paddle boarding from east side of Lake Washington - Kirkland

Laura Baughman
Workshop Coordinator

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Steelhead Diner (Pacific Northwestern comforts) - Pike Place Market

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Roro BBQ - Wallingford

Favorite local brewery?
Elysian Brewing - Georgetown

Favorite coffee shop?
Latte from Cherry Street Coffee -Belltown

Hands down best brunch is:
Portage Bay Café (Organic Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch) - Ballard, Roosevelt, South Lake Union, & U District

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Fran's Chocolate - Downtown

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Pike Place Market - Downtown

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Go on the Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Favorite day trip?
Ride a ferry through the San Juan Islands

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Leavenworth, WA (Central WA)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
West Seattle

Favorite view?
Seattle skyline from Alki Beach -West Seattle

Favorite outdoor activities?
Camping in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (Mount Saint Helens) 

Laura M
Instructor & Coach

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Tavolata (Rustic Italian) - Belltown

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Piroshky Piroshky Bakery - Pike's Place Market

Favorite happy hour?
Elliot's Oyster House has Progressive Oyster Happy Hour - Waterfront

Best dim sum downtown?
Jade Garden - International District

Best Vietnamese food in town?
Tamarind Tree - International District

Favorite local brewery?
Sazerac Restaurant & Bar - Downtown

Favorite coffee shop?
Stumptown. Drip coffee- black.

Favorite restaurant?
Maneki (Sushi) - International District

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Daily Dozen Doughnut Company - Pike Place Market

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Fran's Chocolate - Downtown

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Take the Underground Tour - Pioneer Square. It's a great way to learn about Seattle's history!

Favorite day trip?
Riding bikes to Woodinville and having a beer at Red Hook or wine tasting at Chateau Ste Michelle.

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Camping in the Cascades!

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Phinney Ridge

Favorite music venue?
Showbox at the Market - Pike Place Market

Favorite view?
The view of downtown Seattle from Alki Beach around sunset.

Favorite winery?
All the Woodinville Wineries

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Ride bikes onto the ferry and ride around the island.

Favorite Museum?
MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) - South Lake Union

Favorite outdoor activities?
Checking out parks like Volunteer Park

Favorite spa?
Elaia Spa at Hyatt Olive 8 - Downtown

Megan Kammermeyer
Coach

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Musashi's (Sushi bar) - Wallingford

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant  - Fremont

Favorite happy hour?
Kate's Pub - Wallingford

Favorite local brewery?
Fremont Brewery - Fremont

Favorite coffee shop?
Muddy Cup - Wallingford

Hands down best brunch is:
Portage Bay Café (Organic Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch) - Ballard, Roosevelt, South Lake Union, & U District

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
Yellow Leaf Cupcakes - Belltown

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Molly Moon's - Vegan Coconut Chunk w/ chocolate sauce!

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Fran's Chocolate - Downtown

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Chihuly Garden and Glass - Queen Anne

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Go to Pike Place Market, find the perfect bouquet of flowers, and then go to the World Spice Market.

Favorite day trip?
Mt. Vernon and La Conner area

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Portland, OR (South)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Ballard

Favorite music venue?
Neptune Theater - U District

Favorite place to people watch?
Pike Place Market - Downtown

Best shopping?
Nordstrom Rack - various locations

Favorite view?
Kerry Park (aka Franklin Place) - Queen Anne

Favorite winery?
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - Woodinville

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Wine tasting, then the Harbour Public House for fish & chips

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Art Museum - Downtown

Favorite outdoor activities?
Walking around Green Lake

Melissa Lound
Curriculum Editor

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
El Camion (Authentic Mexican) - several locations

Favorite happy hour?
Fogon (Mexican Restaurant & Cantina) - Pike/Pine

Best Vietnamese food in town?
Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant - Downtown

Favorite coffee shop?
Victrola - Pike/Pine

Favorite restaurant?
Skillet (Street Food) - locations vary

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Bakery Nouveau - Capital Hill or West Seattle

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Theo's Chocolate - Fremont

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Kubota Garden - Rainier Beach

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Wander around Pioneer Square.

Favorite day trip?
Anacortes via Deception Pass

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Port Townsend, WA (Olympic Penninsula)

Best shopping?
The Elliott Bay Book Company

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Get ice cream at Mora Iced Creamery!

Favorite Museum?
The Frye Museum - First Hill

Favorite outdoor activities?
Birding at Discovery Park

Maggie Wimmer-Magnant
Relationship Manager

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Three Girls Bakery - Pike Place Market

Best dim sum downtown?
Din Tai Fung - U District

Favorite local brewery?
Schillings Cider House - Fremont

Hands down best brunch is:
14 Carrot Café (Breakfast & Brunch) - Eastlake

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Fran's Chocolate - Downtown

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Lake Chelan, WA

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Ballard

Best shopping?
Westlake Center - Downtown

Favorite view?
Gasworks - Wallingford

Favorite winery?
Novelty Hill Januik - Woodinville

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Get ice cream at Mora Iced Creamery!

Favorite outdoor activities?
Hiking at Franklin Falls

Michelle Zendarski
Assistant to CEO & Workshop Coordinator

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
El Chupacabra (Mexican style cantina) - Greenwood, South Lake Union, & West Seattle

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop - Fremont

Favorite happy hour?
Kate's Pub - Wallingford

Favorite local brewery?
Lucky Envelope Brewing - Ballard

Favorite coffee shop?
16oz Triple Americano, best ever from Cafe Bambino - Phinney Ridge

Favorite restaurant?
Thai Tom (cash only) - U District

Hands down best brunch is:
Cafe Flora: Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant - Madison

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
Cupcake Royale - several locations including Downtown

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Bluebird Ice Cream - Greenwood

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Seattle's Chocolates - Various locations

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Pike Place Market - Downtown

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
If it's a nice day, I'd wander through the Olympic Sculpture Park at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum).

Favorite day trip?
Hiking in the North Cascades, Johnson Ridge

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
The mountains! Always! North, East, South or West, they're in every direction!

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Ballard

Favorite music venue?
Tractor Tavern - Ballard

Favorite place to people watch?
Any of the neighborhood farmers markets

Best shopping?
University Village - U District

Favorite view?
On the Bainbridge Island ferry when Mount Raininer is out!

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Get Salt Water Taffy at Town & Country Market!

Favorite Museum?
The Frye Museum - First Hill

Favorite outdoor activities?
On a clear day, hike Mount Rainier from Silver Peak near Snoqualmie Pass.

Favorite outdoor activities?
Experience the Pacific Ocean at Point of Arches on Shi Shi Beach.

Favorite outdoor activities?
Get up close & personal with Washington’s tallest, dormant volcanic mountain on the Lakes Trail at Mount Rainier National Park .

Favorite outdoor activities?
Adventure along Johnson Ridge in the rugged North Cascades for 360 degree mountain views!

Sally Bush
Senior Relationship Manager

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Cafe Juanita (Northern Italian fare with Northwestern ingredients) - Kirkland

Favorite happy hour?
Red Door (Pub) - Fremont

Favorite happy hour?
 Bottle and Bull (Tavern) - Kirkland

Favorite restaurant?
Cactus (Southwest Kitchen & Bar) - Alki Beach in West Seattle

Hands down best brunch is:
Roxy's Diner (NY Jewish Style Deli) - Fremont

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
 Trophy Cupcakes - Bellevue, Downtown, Wallingford, U District

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Hot Cakes (Molten Chocolate Cakery) - Capital Hill

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Theo's Chocolate - Fremont

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Space Needle - Queen Anne

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Explore Pike Place Market

Favorite day trip?
Leavenworth, WA (Central WA)

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Victoria, B.C. (North)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
West Seattle

Favorite music venue?
Tractor Tavern - Ballard

Best shopping?
Nordstrom - Downtown

Favorite view?
Seattle skyline from Alki Beach - West Seattle

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Wine tasting!

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Art Museum - Downtown

Favorite spa?
Olympus Spa - Lynnwood or Tacoma

Best venue to watch a Sounders game if its an away game?
Owl N' Thistle (Dublin-style Pub) - Pioneer Square

Sharon Ervine
Curriculum Director & Coach

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Wild Ginger (Pacific Rim fare) - Downtown

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Shawna Leader
Title

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Taste of India - University District

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Skillet (Street Food) - locations vary

Best Vietnamese food in town?
Pho Than Brothers - several locations

Favorite coffee shop?
Cafe Umbria -Pioneer Square and Ballard

Favorite restaurant?
Cafe Presse (French Bar-Café) - Capitol Hill

Hands down best brunch is:
Oddfellows Café & Bar - Downtown 

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
Cupcake Royale - several locations including Downtown

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Le Painier (French Bakery) - Pike Place Market

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Greenlake - or any of our amazing parks

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Buy tea at Market Spice, browse books at Barnes & Noble, and finish up by shopping at Nordstrom Rack.

Favorite day trip?
Ride a ferry to Bainbridge Island

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Olympic National Park (Olympic Penninsula)

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Capitol Hill

Favorite place to people watch?
Pretty much anywhere on Capitol Hill, just grab a bench and watch it all go by!

Best shopping?
University Bookstore - U District

Best shopping?
DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine - Pike Place Market

Favorite view?
From the top of the Space Needle

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Go to Eagle Harbor Books--they have both new and used stores!

Favorite Museum?
Burke Museum - U District (on UW campus)

Favorite outdoor activities?
Going on long walks--Seattle is very walkable

Suzanne Shoemaker
Chief Operating Officer

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe - Greenwood, U District, & West Seattle

Favorite coffee shop?
Cafe Ladro - many locations downtown and beyond

Favorite restaurant?
Sushi Kashiba - Pike Place Market

Hands down best brunch is:
Salty's on Alki (Waterfront Seafood Grill) - West Seattle

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
Yellow Leaf Cupcakes - Belltown

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Theo's Chocolate - Fremont

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Seattle Great Wheel - Waterfront (Downtown)

Favorite weekend get-a-away?
Port Angeles, WA (Olympic Penninsula)

Favorite music venue?
Showbox at the Market - Pike Place Market

Favorite place to people watch?
Alki Beach -West Seattle

Best shopping?
Nordstrom - Downtown

Favorite view?
Seattle skyline from Alki Beach -West Seattle

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Art Museum - Downtown

Favorite outdoor activities?
Pedal boating at Greenlake

Zoë Erb
Alumni Services Administrative Support

Favorite sit-down restaurant?
Tsukushinbo (Sushi bar) - International District

Favorite bite-on-the-go restaurant?
Enat Ethiopian Restaurant - Pinehurst

Favorite happy hour?
Bottlehouse (Tasting Bar & Shoppe) - Madrona

Favorite local brewery?
Capitol Cider - Pike/Pine Neighborhood

Favorite coffee shop?
Coffee with all the fixin's from Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company - Greenlake

Favorite restaurant?
The Pink Door (Italian-American Restaurant & Cabaret Lounge) - Pike Place Market

Hands down best brunch is:
St. Clouds (Pacific Northwest comfort foods) - Madrona

The best cupcake in Seattle is found at:
 Trophy Cupcakes - Bellevue, Downtown, Wallingford, U District

Favorite place to get your sweet-tooth fix?
Essential Bakery - Bellevue, Georgetown, Madison, and Wallingford

Definitely try __________________ chocolate.
Fran's Chocolate - Downtown

Must see/do tourist attraction?
Ballard Locks - Ballard

What would you do if you have two free hours in downtown Seattle?
Get doughnuts at Pike Place Market and walk along the waterfront before going to the Nordstrom Rack

What's your favorite neighborhood to visit?
Madrona

Best shopping?
University Village -U District orFremont has some cute little shops!

Favorite view?
Denny Blaine Park

Favorite thing to do on Bainbridge Island?
Go hiking on any of the Bainbridge Island Trails, especially the Manzanita Park Trail System.

Favorite Museum?
Seattle Asian Art Museum

Favorite outdoor activities?
Hanging out at Green Lake

Favorite spa?
Elements Massage - Greenlake