Friday High Five: Seattle


For most, Seattle is known for its bellowing fish-mongers, birthing of the legal stimulant empire, and its constant rainy weather; however, when I visited in February, I discovered there was much more to the Emerald City.

  • For more than 40 years, KEXP radio has been revolutionizing the way listeners experience music. Take a tour of the iconic station (before they move) and get lost in the tens of thousands of records and CDs.
  • You’ll be saying “aw shucks” if you don’t visit Westward, located on North Lake Union. Their fresh oysters (available for half price during happy hour) and handcrafted cocktails (the Adirondack Highball with chamomile-infused bourbon is a must) are even more enjoyable when accompanied by the Wes Anderson-inspired decor and lakeshore view.
  • Looking for delicious, locally-sourced ingredients and artisan handcrafted goods? Look no further than The London Plane, a darling cafe and shop located in Occidental Plaza. From crudités to candles, there’s something for everyone.
  • Experience dumplings like never before at Din Tai Fung. One of three US locations outside of Asia, the dumplings are made with precision and high-quality ingredients. Whether they’re filled with pork and vegetables, shrimp broth or chicken, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
  • Outfit yourself for your next adventure at the flagship REI store. With a climbing wall, full outdoor equipment rental and juice bar, you’ll want a map just to navigate the store.

Photo by Westward

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