Someone recently inquired about where I am inspired
locally. The nuts and bolts of where I
enjoy tasting, drinking, spending time and in such a way I would go back
This list is ever evolving and I’ll check in periodically
and share the ones that are near and dear to me. I would love to hear about your favorites. My dream is that when we get B&H open
we’ll make someone else’s list of favorite places too.
Ba Bar: My first
introduction to this family establishment was in the late 90’s with their
inaugural restaurant Monsoon. Ba Bar,
the newest endeavor offers Vietnamese comfort food near Seattle
University. As you enter the front door,
it feels as if you’ve walked into the kitchen.
Just a few steps away you’re among the hungry diners. The food is outstanding. The service is delightful.
Beloved dish: Mung bean dumplings!
Special detail: Walking in the front door and being in the
Favorite server: Grant
Mr. Gyros: Two brothers (Sammy & Johnny) own this in
Ballard and Greenwood neck of town. I
have been in a handful of times and their outgoing, genuine demeanor greets me
every time. Most visits I am welcomed by
my first name and Sammy can recall what I had on the last visit. The Greenwood space could fit in my garage
while the Ballard location has a little more elbow room, and walk-up window if
you’re prowling the streets after hours.
Beloved dish: Lamb
Special detail: Customer service!
Delicious drink: Arabic mint tea
Favorite server: Sammy (just because I go to the Greenwood