Ah, wonderful Friday! It was gorgeous out today with lots of sun and heat. I met Alex for lunch and we ate at the Portage Bay Cafe near the UW. It was a great meal to say the least: I had the buckwheat pancake (yes, I like buckwheat!) which included lots of goodies from their DIY toppings bar. The maple syrup was amazing! Alex had the migas: a giant tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, salsa, sour cream and chorizo. It was awesome! When we were done, we took the longer walk back to his office to enjoy the outside a bit longer. When he went back to work, I finally ventured over to the first eyebrow threading place I’ve found. After getting my fashion fix for the day, I hung out at a coffee shop, Ipad in tow and scoured the net for any new jobs. Since I’ve been here, I’ve applied to a number of positions and have had just a couple of interviews. I know it takes time and that’s okay with me, I’m just eager to start working again and to be more of a part of Seattle.
With the day wrapping up, I met Alex at 5pm on the dot and we headed to Fremont for some happy hour specials. Our first stop: Norm’s.
Besides the decent happy hour drink specials, guess what! This place even allowed dogs inside! It was great with all the pups around, just hanging out. We definitely will go back there. Next, we headed to Nectar (nice outdoor space) and then to Brouwer’s Cafe which ended up being a great find. The inside was like a cave: dark and rustic looking. The draft list was HUGE and our fries with some kind of house sauce were perfect. We can’t wait to head there again.
Deciding we might need to eat dinner, we swung over to Ballard to try out The Monkey Bridge which was suggested by one of Alex’s friends who use to live here. The beef pho and Vietnamese curry were alright; bot really our taste, but did fill us up.
Ah, Fridays really are perfect sometimes. We both loved getting out to some local bars and scoping out the happy house scene. Fremont and Ballard are great gems of neighbors!