The chefs at BluWater Bistro elevate classic comfort food by working mainly with premium, largely local ingredients. Take, for instance, a BLT—reinterpreted with additions of Pacific Northwest king-salmon fillet and pesto mayo—or a burger ascending to gourmet status with layers of Tillamook cheddar spread over wagyu beef raised on pastures near the Snake River. BluWater Bistro's owners strive to match their chefs' quality and creativity by giving each waterfront location a refined yet cozy aesthetic, surrounding diners in large windows, fireplaces flanked by leather furniture, and flat-screen televisions that play more interesting shows when they sense lulls in conversation. The Green Lake establishment also extends to an outdoor patio. The kitchen staff continues sending out dishes from the full menu as late as 1 a.m. every night of the week and shows up early on the weekends to prepare brunch.
Staying true to this original method of drinking tea, 2737bc sells only loose leaf tea.
Why don’t we have 100 different blends of tea available? Simple, we want to provide quality not quantity. We will increase our product selection when we find more good teas but will never sell bad tea.
A trip to this fragrant shop near Pike Place Market is a full-on sensory experience. Not only are customers at World Spice Merchants invited to open jars of herbs and spices sourced from around the world, they’re offered mouthwatering advice about how to show off their purchase to its greatest advantage. Impromptu suggestions might even come from the pros who regularly shop at this friendly place, which has a long history of turning good cooks into great ones. It’s no surprise, then, that World Spice’s tasty motto is “play with your food!” In addition to the bulk pure spices and creative blends, shoppers can browse among the carefully curated gift sets for home chefs, such as the barbecue-lover’s dream This Little Piggy, which includes a Memphis Beale Street BBQ Rub. Loose bulk tea and lovely teapots are also available, along with a selection of cookbooks and reference material.
At Fremont Coffee Company, the baristas emphasize the beauty of the community coffee shop?one where customers can spend an entire day. Housed in a historical home, the shop invites guests to approach the bar so they can fill cups with hot or cold coffee and espresso drinks. These drinks are made from beans that have been carefully and?they're not shy to say?obsessively curated by staff before they're roasted in house. Coffee drinkers have multiple rooms to settle into with their cups, all adorned with a revolving display of local art. When the weather is agreeable or if they just want to count snowflakes, customers can take their cups to the wraparound porch and pair them with the cafe's housemade pastries or a glass of wine.