Places to see (and be seen)
BETTS, PATTERSON &
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT
Blueacre Seafood. I mean, there’s a lawyer joke built
into the name (the owner is a recovering lawyer).
Seattle Central Library. Imagine a glass-paneled
building in the shape of a frog.
LEAS T FAVORITE BUILDING
The federal building downtown.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FACT ABOUT SEATTLE
Seattle had a devastating fire in 1889, and instead of
rebuilding as it was, the leaders decided to fill in the
wreckage and build the new city on top—it took care
of some irksome flooding and toilet-backup prob-
lems that resulted from being right at sea level. Now
you can take a joke-filled tour of the old underground
portions of the city.
SADDEST HISTORICAL FACT ABOUT SEATTLE
Contrary to our liberal reputation, Seattle had explicit and
enforced racial segregation all the way until the 1960s.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL SITE IN SEATTLE
The original Starbucks. Does that count as historical?
FAVORITE CITY EVENT
Folklife Festival every Memorial Day weekend. Diverse-
but-unifying music and arts, and a great time.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT
WHERE TO GO AFTER A WIN?
Heartwood Provisions for a cozy atmosphere and
WHERE TO GO AFTER A LOSS?
Alibi Room—tucked into Post Alley right by the
Seattle’s Kathryn Boling tells us what’s good
in the neighborhood
FAVORITE COURTHOUSE PERK
The tunnel entrance.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
(BESIDES YOUR COLLEAGUES)
We have farm-to-firm apples delivered twice a week.
FAVORITE BREAKFAS T SPOT
Café Besalu is the best bakery in town in my book—
it’s kind of a hike up to Ballard, but amazing pastries.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT
Specialty’s Café has a large, homey deli menu for
takeout. Use their online pre-order site if you’re on
a diet, because the place smells of buttery cookies
and I always buy one if I’m ordering at the counter.
Any of the regional ferries have spectacular views of
the Olympic mountains, Cascade mountains or both.
Discovery Park, if you have time for a hike down to
a secluded beach and lighthouse right on Puget
Sound, with views of the Olympic Mountains—just a
few miles from downtown.
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
Seattle Coffee Works.
CI TY’S BES T SPORTS MOMENT
Super Bowl XLVIII.
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS ARE IMPRESSED WITH
The natural beauty.
FAVORITE CITY LAW
Recycle and compost or pay a fine!
BEST PLACE FOR A STROLL
Anywhere by the water, but I like the old neighbor-
hood at the top of Capitol Hill.
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