The Insider’s Guide to the Best Shopping & Dining in Mukilteo

Mukilteo is packed with shopping and dining destinations and we have your insider’s guide to some of the best. From gifts to breakfast to seafood, our residents know the top places to get the most bang for your buck.

Here is our guide to the 20 most recommended shopping and dining spots in Mukilteo:


SHOPPING

Beach Glass by K. Miller Interiors

  • Located at 619 4th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

Need a unique gift? “One of my favorite places to shop in Mukilteo for special gift items is Beach Glass,” Jenny E shares. “Tucked away in a quaint courtyard and neighboring the popular Red Cup Cafe, this little shop is packed with unique items. BONUS, the owner (Krista) also offers specialized design services. Check it out!”

Proper Picnic

This summer, leave the picnicking to the pros at Proper Picnic. “Proper Picnic is based in Mukilteo,” shares Jen B. “Seems to be a very cool, niche business we should promote!!” Though mainly online, they do have physical locations that Jen hopes to check out soon. “I haven’t stopped by to see what they have. Field trip?”

Mukilteo Chocolate Company

  • Located at 407 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by the Mukilteo Chocolate Company.  “Mukilteo Chocolate Co. [is] where you can find individually hand crafted fine European chocolate…oh so yummy,” shares Anne. “They also serve ice cream.” While you’re there, “say hi to Jan who owns and makes the chocolate!”

Mukilteo Farmers Market

  • Located at 609 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday Only (June-September)

If you want fresh food and neighborhood togetherness, look no further than the Mukilteo Farmers Market. “ I love to go [to the] farmers market,” shares Janet B. “It’s my favorite place to shop,” and with talented local vendors and events that serve the community, it’s not hard to see why!

ACE Hardware

  • Located at 12680 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm

For your home improvement needs, both Janet and Jenny recommend Mukilteo’s ACE Hardware. “…If you have any improvement issues or just need quick help finding just about anything… every single employee at ACE can help you,” Jenny shares. “Sometimes their advice sends you out the door without purchasing a single thing (like using match sticks to tighten screw holes). Also, this is the absolute best place to get keys made—they ALWAYS work!!”


DINING

The Scotsman Bistro

  • Located at 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-10:00pm Monday; 11:00am-10:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday; 3:00pm-11:00pm Saturday; closed Sunday

If you find yourself in Harbour Pointe, check out The Scotsman Bistro.  “…In HP you can walk to the Scotsman,” shares Jenny. “On the weekends they bring in Scottish musicians. The owner is always there and loves to chat (with his thick Scottish accent) to all his patrons!” From the food to the scotch, it’s easy to see why this is a top Mukilteo dining destination.

The Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar

  • Located at 613 5th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday & Saturday; 8:30am-8:00pm Friday; 8:30am-3:00pm Sunday

Wake up on the right side of the bed with breakfast at the Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls and sticky buns, plus a cappuccino or coffee (highly recommended by Jenny!) are sure to give you the energy to jump start your day.

Red Cup Cafe

  • Located at 619 4th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm

Another popular spot suggested by Jenny and Anne, Red Cup Cafe serves up delicious items and soothing views. “Make sure to walk over the delightful courtyard to get fresh coffee at Red Cup,” Anne shares. “They also serve lunch. It’s so relaxing to sit and sip coffee and look at the Olympics, and ferry sailings.”

Amici Bistro

  • Located at 8004 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 3:00pm-10:00pm Friday; 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday; 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

Known as the “best kept secret” of the North End, Amici Bistro is the place for local Italian cuisine. Homemade sausage, pizza dough, sauces, and more ensure that no matter why you’re there, you will have a delicious and memorable meal.

Mukilteo’s Speedway Cafe

  • Located at 11707 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 6:00am-3:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

For the best breakfast in town, there’s no beating Mukilteo’s Speedway Cafe. Fresh variations on classic diner dishes and prompt service promise that you will leave feeling full and ready to start the day.

The Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse

  • Located at 621 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-1:00am Monday-Friday; 8:00am-1:00am Saturday-Sunday

Before hopping a ferry, grab some grub and beer at the Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse. “The flagship location of Diamond Knot brewery is right near the ferry terminal,” shares Brian H. “Great beer, food, and peanut shells on the floor!”

 

Thai Rama 3

  • Located at 12190 Village Center Pl. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday; 4:00pm-9:30pm Saturday; 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday

In the mood for some Thai? “After a round go to Thai Rama 3 for a drink and by far the best Thai food for miles,” shares Janet. They also offer takeout, so you can enjoy their extensive list of yummy dishes at home!

 

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing

  • Located at 710 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 10:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday

When it comes to seafood, Jen recommends Ivar’s. “Love the walk up Ivar’s fish bar for quick fish and chips to take to the beach and watch the sunset over Whidbey Island,” she shares. Anne agrees, saying of both this spot and Arnies: “who can say no to the best seafood places in town?”

 

Arnies Restaurant & Bar

  • Located at 714 2nd St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday; 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday

The second destination suggested by Anne, Arnies Restaurant & Bar offers delicious local seafood and sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. “If we can’t decide on dinner, we always end up at Arnie’s,” Anne shares, solidifying it as a local go-to.

 

Sully’s Pizza & Calzones

  • Located at 403 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:30am-9:00pm

If you’re near Red Cup and want some pizza, stop by Sully’s Pizza & Calzones. “From the same courtyard [as Red Cup], you can walk over to Sully’s Pizza where they serve gluten free and vegetarian pizza,” Anne shares. Named after former mayor Brian Sullivan, Sully’s is a Mukilteo staple.

 

Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria

  • Located at 8326 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-9:00pm Friday-Saturday

Another pizzeria on Anne’s list is Brooklyn Bros. “Friday nights when we don’t feel like driving, it’s fun to walk down to get the best pizza in the area, Brooklyn Bros,” she notes. High quality ingredients, a perfectly-cooked crust, and intense flavors make these pies the best west of the Hudson.

 

The Mukilteo Lodge

  • Located at 7928 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-12:00am Sunday-Wednesday; 11:00am-2:00am Thursday-Saturday

Calling all sports fans! The Mukilteo Lodge is a great place to “get a drink or watch a game,” according to Anne. With extensive draft beers, hearty dishes, and game happy hours, you can cheer your team onto victory in true American style.

 

Mukilteo Thai Restaurant

  • Located at 8410 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday; 12:00pm-9:00pm Saturday-Sunday; closed Monday-Wednesday

For authentic Thai, nothing’s better than Mukilteo Thai. A wide array of curries, appetizers, and other specialties are made-to-order, so you will always have your meal prepared just the way you like. Anne’s menu suggestion? “My favorite is the Tiger Tearless.”

 

Cafe Soleil

  • Located at 9999 Harbour Pl. #105 Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-1:45pm & 5:00pm-8:45pm Tuesday-Friday; 12:00pm-2:15pm & 5:00pm-8:45pm Saturday; 5:00pm-8:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

“[There are] so many great places to eat in Mukilteo,” Anne notes. But her “…new favorite is Café Soleil, [a] euro-Japanese kitchen and it is family owned. The food is great and the service is superb! I love to hang out with the chef and get [a] good recommendation for the day.” Her tip? “Have you ever had a green tea crème brulee for dessert? I had and it was delicious!”

 

John’s Grill

  • Located at 649 5th St. #100 Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 4:30pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

“For a special celebration, I recommend John’s Grill in Old Town,” Anne shares. “Everything is delicious.” From steak to seafood, all dishes are flavorful and showcase the head chef’s culinary expertise. Anne’s top dish? “My favorite is the steak and grilled prawns.”

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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Mukilteo

Welcome to Mukilteo! 

Known for its supportive, strong community and gorgeous waterfront location, Mukilteo is a destination for work, play, and fun! Brimming with excellent city amenities to take advantage of and several top-notch opportunities for outdoor adventure, Muktileo is ready to be explored. Whether you’re looking for a scenic, relaxing day at the beach, a day of shopping, or hoping to head out for a day of mountain biking, you can find it all in this city by the sea.

Mukilteo is also known for its aviation-focused museums, jobs, and events. Home to some excellent aviation museums, a Boeing manufacturing plant, tens of thousands of jobs in the aviation industry and more, Mukilteo is the ideal place to visit or live in whether you’re trying to inspire an interest in aviation, an aviation enthusiasts, or someone with a career in aviation. Mukilteo draws some of the world’s and regional high tech, aeronautic, medical, and innovative industry. That brings a cornucopia of brilliant minds to this community.

When it comes to real estate in Mukilteo, there’s something for everyone. Home to a diverse range of real estate, you can find everything from smaller starter homes to elaborate residences with impressive views of the Puget Sound.


Getting Out & About

“Who wouldn’t want to be from the MUK! The sticker says it all. Mukilteo is a quaint community that not many people know about and even fewer who know how to pronounce the name. I happen to think one of the best beaches in Snohomish county is right in the MUK. Our beach features built in fire pits, a fantastic beach side playground, a substantial shelter perfect for parties all year round, boat launch, lighthouse, plus ice cream and fish & chips within walking distance to the beach.” – Jenny E

“Love love love Big Gulch trail. One minute you’re in the middle of civilization and the next you’re far far away in a place that could be hundreds of miles away.  Just a small sign marks the trail head across from the fire department. I’ve spent many hours breathing, thinking, singing on that trail!!” –Janet B

There is also the garden club, historical society, orchestra and the landmark graveyard. Headstones tell the story of our founder’s lives and untimely deaths including the young from influenza and those that built and called Mukilteo “good camping spot” their permanent home.


Commuting from Mukilteo

Train, ferry, plane, bus, bike, what did I miss… oh, yes cars too. Located at the tip of I-5 & I-405 and also easily accessible to 99, commuters have a variety of routes to choose from to get just about anywhere. Mukilteo offers a myriad of options for commuting, including the ferry that runs between Mukilteo and Clinton on Whidbey Island. You can view the ferry schedule here!

The Sounder Commuter train stops in Mukilteo daily on its way to and from Seattle to Everett. Click here to view the Sounder Train morning and evening schedules for the Seattle to Everett commute.


Homes in Mukilteo

 “Mukilteo offers a very wide range of homes. From the most expensive and elaborate that enjoy unique spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, Islands, and Puget Sound waters with its ever changing nautical and aquatic traffic. Mukilteo also offers many affordable carefree communities of well maintained condominiums. In between the most elaborate homes and lovely condos there is a choice of every price range and neighborhood in between. In other words there is a place for everyone on Mukilteo.” -Greg B

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 8:43 am
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Our 12 Favorite Locally Recommended Lynnwood Restaurants

When it comes to restaurants in Lynnwood, no one knows more about the best spots around than our locals at Windermere Real Estate/North! From pizza and Asian cuisine to some excellent happy hours, they have the inside scoop on all of the top places to get your grub on!

Here is a list of our 12 favorite locally recommended Lynnwood restaurants:


BEER & HAPPY HOURS

Indigo Kitchen and Alehouse

  • Located at 2902 164th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98087
  • Hours: 11:00a-1:00a Monday-Friday; 9:00a-1:00a Saturday-Sunday; Happy Hour: 3:00p-6:00p & 10:00p-12:00a Sunday-Saturday

A favorite among Yvette, Brian, and Tonya, Indigo serves up great comfort food and a rotating list of draft brews. “I like Indigo; they have a great happy hour,” Yvette shares. Tonya seconds that notion, with the addition that her “…favorite Lynnwood restaurant is Indigo for lunch and dinner…” and the locals can’t be wrong!

Special Brews

  • Located at 14608 WA-99 Lynnwood, WA 98087
  • Hours: 11:00a-10:00p Monday-Thursday; 11:00a-11:00p Friday-Saturday; 12:00p-8:00p Sunday

According to Rory, “for beer/cider, definitely hit Special Brews. Their selection is unreasonably large but the bartenders will always help you choose. And some local take out places deliver there,” making this tavern a win-win all around.

Hop Jack’s

  • Located at 19702 WA-99 #100 Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:00a-11:00p Monday-Thursday; 11:00a-12:00a Friday; 8:00a-12:00a Saturday; 8:00a-11:00p Sunday; Happy Hour: 2:00p-6:00p & 9:00p-close Sunday-Saturday

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing drink from Hop Jack’s. “Hop Jack’s has a fantastic happy hour,” says Andrea. Indeed, with a beer tower pouring local brews at a frosty 34 degrees and affordable cocktails made with real fruit, this bar’s happy hour is an experience in itself.

Big T’s Moonshine BBQ

  • Located at 4911 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:00a-12:00a Sunday-Saturday; Happy Hour: 3:00p-6:00p & 9:00p-12:00a Sunday-Saturday

Take a trip to the wild west without ever leaving Lynnwood at Moonshine BBQ. “Moonshine BBQ on 196th has a great outdoor patio and happy hour,” shares Brian. With 16 northwest drafts, crafted moonshine and smoked barbeque pairings, and an old-fashioned saloon vibe, you can spend happy hour getting in touch with your inner cowboy!


WINGS & MORE

Cask & Trotter

  • Located at 18411 WA-99 Lynnwood, WA 98037
  • Hours: 11:00a-11:00p Monday-Wednesday; 11:00p-2:00a Thursday-Sunday

Chow down on classic BBQ burgers, sandwiches, and more while enjoying a full bar and happy hour at this premier Lynnwood barbeque joint. Andrea’s menu suggestion? “Cask & Trotter has the best wings ever!”

Big E Ales

  • Located at 5030 208th St. SW A Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:30a-10:00p Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

A unique and cozy Lynnwood brewpub, “Ellersick Brewery (aka Big E Ales),” as Brian notes, is a fantastic neighborhood hangout. “Wednesday night is wing night at Ellersick Brewery which is always a great place to meet up with friends,” Tonya shares. So grab the gang and head down to Big E Ales for some good beer, good grub, and good times!

B3 Breakfast & Burger Bar

  • Located at 4027 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 7:00a-9:00p Tuesday-Sunday; 7:00a-3:00p Monday

A recommended breakfast spot by Tonya, B3 Breakfast & Burger Bar is truly one-of-a-kind. Their menu includes unique items like Chicken N’ Savory Waffles as well as classic light breakfasts, specials, and gourmet burgers for lunch. If you want to wake up with some delicious flavors, check out B3 in the morning!


PIZZA

The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen

  • Located at 4010 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:30a-12:00a Sunday-Saturday

“Lynnwood has a couple of great pizza joints that you can’t beat,” shares Stefanie. “The Rock [for example] brews their own beer with seasonal selections and they do a killer wood fired pizza! My favorite is the ‘Crazy Train,’” which includes awesome toppings like hot cherry peppers and caramelized onions; definitely not to miss!

Zeeks Pizza

  • Located at 4309 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:00a-10:00p Sunday-Saturday

Another spot in Lynnwood for premium pies is Zeeks. “Zeeks pizza is also conveniently located and has a premium selection of beer and wine,” says Stefanie. “Can’t go wrong with their pizza either. Menu adapts with the season!”


ASIAN

O2 Sushi

  • Located at 18601 WA-99 #100 Lynnwood, WA 98037
  • Hours: 11:30a-2:30p (Lunch) & 5:00p-12:00a (Dinner) Tuesday-Saturday; 12:00p-9:00p Sunday; closed Monday

Recommended by Yvette for its great food and karaoke, O2 Sushi is a must. Bento boxes, happy hours, and tons of delectable sushi dishes make this place ideal for any adventurous foodie!


Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant & Bar

  • Located at 3828 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:00a-10:30p Sunday-Thursday; 11:00a-11:30p Friday-Saturday

For the best Thai food in Lynnwood, Brian suggests Silver Spoon. With an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and an array of great-tasting Thai dishes, this spot is perfect for a quiet date or nice family meal.


Muto Izakaya

  • Located at 19505 44th Ave. W K Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: 11:30a-2:30p & 5:00p-10:30p Monday-Friday; 12:00p-10:30p Saturday; 5:00p-9:00p Sunday

Also recommended by Brian, Muto Izakaya is one of Lynnwood’s hidden food gems. Authentic, delicious ramen and other dishes, plus a welcoming, homey ambiance, keeps the locals returning again and again.

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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16 Excellent Independent Businesses in Edmonds

The Edmonds area is filled with an exciting array of independent businesses to explore and support! From restaurants that serve up authentic and comforting fare to shops stocked with treasures you can’t find anywhere else, the businesses in Edmonds are made even stronger by the support of loyal customers and the warmth of the staff who grew up here.

Check out our list of 16 excellent independent businesses in Edmonds that are definitely worth a visit:


RESTAURANTS

Church Key Pub

Hours: 4:00p-11:00pm Monday-Thursday; 3:00pm-1:00am Friday; 12:00pm-1:00am Saturday; 12:00pm-11:00pm Sunday

Located at 109 4th Ave. N. Edmonds, WA 98020

If you’re looking for a relaxing night out with friends, the Church Key Pub has you covered. This bar features a selection of hearty, yet affordable sandwiches, flatbreads, entrees, and more, in addition to a rotating tap of up to 19 unique craft beers and a vibe that blends the flavors of an Irish pub with the familiar comfort of a local hangout.

Church Key Pub has the best food! This place is always packed—standing room only. Yes, the beer selection is grand but the gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, homemade chicken pot pie, salads and fresh pretzel with cheese are fantastic. I’ve never ordered something there I didn’t really like.” – Melody B

For a fun night that won’t break the bank, stop on into the Church Key Pub!


Salt & Iron

Salt & Iron

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday; 9:00am-11:00pm Saturday; 9:00am-10:00pm Sunday

Located at 321 Main St. (in Downtown Edmonds) Edmonds, WA 98020

With a bright and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of busy downtown Edmonds, Salt & Iron takes an elegant, yet laid-back approach to fresh American Northwest cuisine. “Salt & Iron has been a great addition to the downtown food scene. Their menu is fresh and offers a fun spot to celebrate a special occasion whether it is their yummy brunch on the weekend or a tasty dinner,” says Edmonds local, Lena M.

Speaking of brunch, according to Caitlyn J, “Salt and Iron is my go-to for brunch. The breakfast sandwiches and mimosas are my favorite!” If you want to experience what all the buzz is about, make a reservation at Salt & Iron!


Walnut Street Coffee

Walnut Street Coffee

Hours: 6:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday; 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday

Located at 410 Walnut St. Edmonds, WA 98020

Serving Edmonds since 2006, Walnut Street Coffee is definitely a local favorite. According to local Lena M, “Walnut Street Coffee brings the goods using locally roasted Vivace’ Coffee and they have the best quinoa burrito for a quick healthy breakfast option.” Ginna D agrees with and adds to Lena’s sentiment: “I love Walnut Street Coffee! Fantastic employees, delicious coffee and treats, wonderful atmosphere! I especially love their rotating featured artwork. Walnut street’s quinoa burrito is the absolute best!!”

With other treats sourced from local companies and a commitment to using only organic products, there is no question that Walnut Street Coffee is a true community staple that not only tastes good, but does good.


Epulo Bistro

Hours: 4:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday; 4:00pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday; closed Monday

Located at 526 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

If you want a restaurant experience that makes you feel part of a family, look no further than Epulo Bistro. This quaint spot features a warm atmosphere and delicious European-inspired food prepared with only the freshest and finest local ingredients. If you’re not sure what to order first, Lena M has a suggestion: “Epulo Bistro hands down has the best appetizer in their burrata cheese with fresh handmade cheese, toast points and bright sliced cherry tomatoes tossed in olive oil and basil, yum!” Good food, good service, and a good community are what it is all about at Epulo Bistro.


Las Brisas

Las Brisas

Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday

Located at 201 5th Ave. S. Suite 101 Edmonds, WA 98020

If you’re in the mood for a little south-of-the-border flavor, you will want to check out La Brisas. This eatery blends traditional Mexican cooking, a sophisticated, modern style, and unmatched service to bring customers an unforgettable experience.

“Las Brisas is a must visit! My favorite item on their menu is the Macho Vegetarian Burrito (and don’t forget to get a fresh lime margarita as well!). Their fantastic location, decor, and menu make for a great place for anything from late night drinks to family dining,” says Ginna D. Stop in today and witness all that has made Las Brisas an Edmonds household name.


Evviva

Evviva Woodfired Pizza

Hours: 4:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Friday; 11:00am-9:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-8:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

Located at 178 Sunset Ave. South, Edmonds, WA 98020

For a taste of true, authentic Neapolitan pizza, Evviva Woodfired Pizza is the place to go. “Evviva Pizza is the closest to Italy you’re going to get!” says Andrea W. Indeed, this spot serves up pies featuring only the freshest organic/all-natural ingredients, prepared through the same method that pizzaiolos have been using for hundreds of years. With a unique simplicity and a beautiful location, Evviva Woodfired Pizza is your chance to travel back to the old world without ever leaving Edmonds.


Bar Dojo

Hours: 4:00pm-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 4:00pm-12:00am Friday-Saturday

Located at 8404 Bowdoin Way Edmonds, WA 98026

Treating the people of Edmonds to a melting pot of Asian comfort foods and Northwest ingredients, Bar Dojo is a local dining experience unlike any other. Their cocktails are handcrafted using Asian fruits and spices, their food is wild, organic, and sustainable, and their dining room brings all the modern warmth and comfort of Asia to your own backyard. Stop in today for a taste of all the flavors this neighborhood gem has to offer.


SHOPS

The Wooden Spoon Kitchen Shop

Hours: 10:00am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday; 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday

Located at 104 5th Ave. S. Edmonds, WA 98020

An Edmonds landmark for over 40 years, “The Wooden Spoon is another long time family-run shop, with everything under the sun for your kitchen!” says Barbara C. This shop was one of the first kitchen shops in the Pacific Northwest and has since expanded to include seasonal items, decorative items, and other household treasures. With a loyal base of local customers and as a popular spot for tourists, the Wooden Spoon Kitchen Shop is an absolute must for anyone who loves to cook.


Comstock Jewelers

Comstock Jewelers

Hours: 10:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday; 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday; closed Sunday

Located at 411 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

Started in 1978 in downtown Edmonds, Comstock Jewelers has quickly grown to become one of the most well-established and respected jewelers in Washington. How did they do it? As Barbara C explains: “Part of the charm of Edmonds is the many family owned & operated shops, like Comstock Jewelers. From father to son, and now to grandson, the secret ingredient to their loyal following is their excellent care, customer service and great selection and value.”

Indeed, their passionate staff have over 100 years of combined knowledge in the production and sale of fine jewelry, ensuring a quality buying experience every time. If you need a gift for that special someone, trust the team at Comstock to help you find your perfect match.


The Papery

The Papery

Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday

Located at 410 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

It is already clear from this list that Edmonds has no shortage of unique local shops. From kitchen supplies to jewelry, there is no end to what you can find. Barbara C points out a couple other spots, noting that “Housewares and the Papery are also great shops—I guarantee you will leave with something you had to have!”

The customers seem to agree, as numerous Yelp reviews for the Papery rave about the locale’s fun selection of greeting cards, home accent items, trinkets, and stationery.


Zinc Art & Interiors

Zinc Art + Object

Hours: 12:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday; 11:00am-7:00pm Thursday-Friday; 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday; and by appointment

Located at 102 3rd Ave. South Suite B Edmonds, WA  98020

With an eclectic array of modern gifts, art, and furniture, Zinc Art + Object brings contemporary artistry to Edmonds. Paintings, sculptures, and other one-of-a-kind items invite you to view the world in a different way and appreciate the beauty of different creative perspectives. If you’re in the market for something truly unique that speaks to your soul, check out Zinc Art + Object.


Teri’s Toybox

Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday

Located at 420 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

Stumped on where to find a good birthday present for a kid? Well, Lena M says “Whenever I have to buy a birthday present for one of my kids to bring to a party, Teri’s Toybox is easy and offers fun, unique toys that don’t disappoint.” A local store for the past 30 years, Teri’s offers board games, costumes, back-to-school gear and more (Including pool gear for those upcoming summer months). Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you will love the selections available at Teri’s Toybox.


Edmonds Bookshop

Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Wednesday & Friday; 10:00am-8:00pm Thursday; 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday; 12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday

Located at 111 5th Ave. South Edmonds, WA 98020

Dedicated to “finding good homes for books since 1972,” Edmonds Bookshop is a one-stop shop for book lovers of all ages. From fiction to biography and picture books to young adult novels, this spot has something to pique every interest. With a frequent buyer bonus plan, gift wrapping services, special orders, and more, Edmonds Bookshop is all about serving the people of Edmonds with books they really want to read.


Arista Wine Cellars

Arista Wine Cellars

Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm Monday-Wednesday & Friday; 10:00am-8:00pm Thursday; 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday; 12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday

Located at 320 5th Ave. South Edmonds, WA 98020

If you’re looking for the perfect wine for a special occasion, Arista Wine Cellars is here to help. They have a wide selection of wines to choose from, both from Washington and around the world. With friendly service and 18 years of experience, the staff at Arista Wine Cellars is sure to pair you up with just the right wine for your needs.


Fabric of Life Boutique

Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; 12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

Located at 519 Main St. Edmonds, WA. 98020

If you want to find some truly unique items and support global fair trade artisans right here in Edmonds, Fabric of Life Boutique lets you do just that. This shop is run by volunteers and has been involved in numerous events over the years to raise support and awareness for important local and global issues. For one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, knick knacks, and household items that represent a cause for the greater good, look no further than Fabric of Life Boutique.


Edmonds Farmers Market

Dates & Hours: May 6-June 10, 9:00am-2:00pm (Garden Market); June 17-October 7, 9:00am-3:00pm (Summer Market)

Located at 5th and Bell in Downtown Edmonds (Garden Market) & Downtown Edmonds on 5th Street from Main at the fountain to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza (Summer Market)

Hosted by the Edmonds Museum, the Edmonds Garden and Summer Farmers Markets are a much-loved local pastime. “Edmonds farmers market is my favorite spring and summer activity,” says Caitlyn J. “They have beautiful flowers and hand made local jewelry that I usually can’t pass up!”

Both markets are open to all vendors with products handmade or “Home Grown in Washington,” which provides residents with a perfect opportunity to see what businesses are around to support, like Hunni Co. “Hunni Co is also a locally owned business that keeps Edmonds beekeepers in business with delicious local honey and the farmers market in the summer can’t be beat!” says Andrea W. If you want to experience all the history and diversity of Edmonds in one place, check out one of the Edmonds Farmers Markets this year.

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm
Cori Whitaker | Category: Area Profiles, Edmonds | Tagged , , , ,

7 Must-Visit Restaurants in Bothell (Plus Happy Hour Tips & Why Locals Love Each One!)

If you’re looking for a fun date night restaurant or just a laid-back spot to grab some delicious eats, Bothell has got you covered! Home to several dining establishments with mouthwatering menus and some excellent happy hours, Bothell has everything from sushi and Italian to pubs and American breakfasts.

Here are a few restaurants that come highly recommended by locals:

Bothell Alexa's Cafe

Alexa’s Cafe

Located at 10115 Main St. Bothell, WA

Nestled in a charming 1927-built brick building, Alexa’s Cafe is a neighborhood staple! “We love Alexa’s on main street!” shares Tonya T, and Jen B recommends the sweet spot for brunch.

Their extensive breakfast menu is filled with classics like breakfast sandwiches, “bennys,” pancakes and French toast, and scrambles, and their lunch menu is a mouthwatering selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, wraps, and much more.

Need catering for your event? Becky L recommends checking out Alexa’s catering options whether you’re catering a business lunch or a wedding rehearsal dinner.


Bothell Grazie RestaurantGrazie Ristorante

Located at 23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy Bothell, WA 98021

If you’re craving Italian, Jen B recommends heading to Grazie Ristorante for pizza, lasagna, cannelloni, and other Italian specialties.

“[Grazie’s serves] great dinners with an extensive wine list and happy hour with live music weekly!” recommends Becky L. Enjoy daily happy hours from opening to 6pm and take advantage of half-price appetizers, wine, beer, and drink specials. As Becky mentioned, Grazie also hosts live music, and you can view their schedule of events here.


Uncle Peteza’s Pizzeria

Located at 228th & Meridian

Located Safeway Plaza 24118 Bothell-Everett Hwy Bothell, WA 98012

“We LOVE Uncle Peteza’s Pizzeria!” shares Melissa Huddleston. “They have two locations—one on 228th and Meridian, and one in the Safeway Plaza off of 241st and Bothell Everett Hwy. Their crust is the best! They have deep dish, thin crust, and, wait for it – STUFFED CRUST! My favorite is the veggie pizza and Chris’ is the Meatsa. They also have cheesy bread, wings, oven baked sandwiches, pasta, calzones, and salads. Yum!!! Now I’m hungry!!”

Melissa’s right—Uncle Peteza’s Pizzeria’s incredible pizza selection is sure to make everyone in your dining party happy! They also have gluten-free pizza, soup, bottomless soda, and a convenient rewards program.


Sushi Hana

Located at 2020 Maltby Road Suite 2 Bothell, WA 98021

Sushi Hana, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant at Thrasher’s Corner, is one of our favorites. When you don’t want to cook and the kids are starving and you don’t want to wait to order at a sit-down restaurant, this speedy sushi joint is the ticket! Large booths for groups of 6 or bar stools at the belt offer lots of seating. Always great service and good quality sushi,” shares Jen B.

Sushi Hana is truly dedicated to quality—their conveyor belt-style sushi utilizes RFID technology to monitor the dishes on their conveyor belt, and no dish is allowed to be in circulation for more than 2 hours.

Sushi Hana serves up dozens of dishes, from classic nigiri to more unique sushi rolls. “In addition to traditional sushi, they have small plates of strawberries, green grapes, and Mochi ice cream for dessert! They also serve bottled sake, beer and wine,” shares Jen. We recommend taking a look at their menu here!


Bothell Three Lions PubThe Three Lions Pub

Located at 10111 Main Street Bothell WA, 98011

Lion’s Pub on main is always good for watching sports and enjoying beers and pub food,” advises Tonya T. And when Tonya says “pub food,” she really means it—Lion’s Pub serves up classic English pub dishes like classic fish & chips, Lancashire Pasty, sausage rolls, steak & mushroom pie, steak & kidney pie, bangers & mash, Shepherd’s Pie, and much more!

Plus, enjoy happy hours every weekday from 4-6pm and on weekends from 3-6pm. Take advantage of their deals on well drinks, wine, draft beer, and cider.


Amaro Bistro

Located at 18333 Bothell Way NE #105 Bothell, WA 98011

Becky L loves Amaro Bistro for their great meals, awesome happy hour, and the fact that it’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks and more are all served at this popular Italian bistro, and their extensive wine menu is truly impressive. Plus, Amaro is also family-friendly and has a special kid’s menu.

Enjoy daily happy hour deals from 3pm-6pm and 10pm to midnight, and take advantage of their lunch special of 2 courses for $16!


Preservation Kitchen

Located at 17121 Bothell Way NE Bothell WA 98011  

Preservation Kitchen offers an exquisite seasonal menu. They’re dedicated to supporting local businesses, and they use sustainable and organic ingredients whenever they can.

Tonya especially recommends their amazing polenta fries and their good wine selection, but menus change based on the season, so check out their website every now and then! We also highly recommend their happy hour. From 2-6pm daily, enjoy a large selection of appetizers, $7 cocktails, and discounts on beer and wine. See the complete happy hour menu here.


Bothell is packed with incredible places to eat, and we included a few other favorites below:

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Cori Whitaker | Category: Area Profiles, Bothell | Tagged , , , ,

4 Fabulous Ways to Spend a Weekend in Bothell

A destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, Bothell’s wide variety of opportunities for fun and entertainment make it a top choice for those looking for a memorable weekend experience! Nestled in a prime location that’s surrounded by beautiful outdoors and some of the most popular attractions in the region, it’s not hard to be entertained in Bothell.

Check out our 4 ideas for how to spend a fabulous weekend in Bothell:


McMenamins: Hotel, Dining, Bars, Movies & More

McMenamins Anderson School is a great spot! There are lots of options, but a favorite place is to grab a drink and sit outside near the fire pits, or they have outdoor tables that are under cover with heaters for the cold/wet days. Whether you’re just looking for dinner and a movie or searching for an overnight getaway, McMenamins’ Anderson School in Bothell has your dining and entertainment needs covered! This one-stop-shop is located in a converted school, and hotel rooms are located in converted classrooms.

During your stay, visit the Principal’s Office for a drink, enjoy outdoor seating at the Tavern on the Square, take advantage of the Anderson School Theater Bar (order burgers, brews, popcorn, and candy and have it delivered to your table during the movie!), and much more. We recommend checking out their website for room package offerings, a schedule of special events, and more details on accommodations.


Woodinville Wine Country: Sip & Shop

Located right next door to Woodinville, Bothell’s close proximity to this wine capital make it a popular destination for wine lovers. Woodinville is home to a whopping 108 wineries and tasting rooms, 8 microbreweries, distilleries & cideries, and 26 different dining spots! With so many wineries to choose from, it can be a bit daunting, but we recommend checking out Woodinville Wine Country’s website for a guide to Woodinville’s different districts as well as a list of wineries and a special passport that can get you discounts. For those hoping to stay the weekend, there’s also a guide on hotels and bed & breakfasts available for your convenience.

When the sun comes out, biking from downtown on the Sammamish River Trail and finding a glass of wine is a great way to enjoy at the plethora of wineries. Listening to music at the popular Chateau Ste Michelle, is a great way to spend a summer evening. The winery is home to some delicious wines in addition to a summer concert series that attracts big names like Josh Groban and John Legend.


Country Village

Whether you’re looking for some family-friendly entertainment or heading out with a group of adults for a night on the town, Country Village offers a whimsical setting to explore and enjoy! Discover charming ponds, restaurants, and shops with gifts, home decor, toys, antiques, and much more. Home to almost 40 shops, we recommend setting aside at least an entire day to explore the scene!

Country Village is also home to several events throughout the year—enjoy beer walks, wine walks, “Ladies Night Out” events, and other more adult-friendly events alongside seasonal happenings for kids like Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Gingerbread House Weekend, Wizard Fest, Meet the Easter Bunny, and much more.

Also, from June through September each year, take advantage of the Country Village Farmers Market! Located in the center parking lot, this dynamic expanse of vendors features dozens of stands, fresh local produce, handmade items, live music, and much more. View farmers market dates and a list of vendors here.


Brewery Tour

Beer is a big deal in the Pacific Northwest, and Bothell’s long list of breweries sets the perfect scene for a weekend brewery tour!

  • Watts Brewing Company: This nano brewery names their accessible beers after bees, and each release is only brewed once.
  • Decibel Brewing Co: Kids, pets, and outside food are welcome at this establishment!
  • The Hop and Hound: Enjoy at least a dozen fresh beers on tap, plus Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee on NITRO, and different food trucks every Friday.
  • Foggy Noggin Brewing: As one of the world’s smallest production breweries, Foggy Noggin offers fresh beers in their Bothell tasting room (bring a growler!).
  • Nine Yards Brewing: This all ages spot is located right off of the Burke Gilman trail, making it a great option when you need to stop and cool down.

Try stopping at 192 Brewing Co. or Cairn Brewing, and combining it with a day of riding your bike along the Burke Gilman or along Lake Washington. Break for a picnic along the way!

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Cori Whitaker | Category: Area Profiles, Bothell | Tagged , , , ,

7 Breweries for Beer Lovers Just North of Seattle

You don’t have to drive all the way to Seattle for premium microbrews and cool glasses of crafts beers—just north of Seattle, our beer scene is brimming with local options that any craft connoisseur will appreciate. Whether you want to fill up a growler, go on a weekend beer tour, or just grab a pint with friends, these 7 breweries just north of Seattle in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Kenmore all offer the perfect place to start!

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

Diamond Knot Brewpub at MLT

  • Located at 5602 232nd Street SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday 11am – Midnight, Saturday 8am – Midnight, Sunday 8am – 11pm

The Diamond Knot Brewpub is a local favorite. Started by Bob Maphet and Brian Sollenberger as a hobby, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing now makes over 600 barrels of beer every single month! Diamond Knot mainstays include their India Pale Ale, Industrial IPA, Blonde Ale, Pipe Down Brown Ale, Above Board Pale Ale, E.S.B. Steamer Glide Stout, Possession Porter, and Hefeweizen.

TIP: You can also grab breakfast, lunch or dinner here, plus they’re family- and dog-friendly!

Learn more about Diamond Knot here:


LYNNWOOD

Big E Ales

 

  • Located at 5030 208th St SW Suite A. Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 1pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm

Brewing since 1997, Big E Ales serves up hand-crafted ales alongside a full, mouthwatering menu of delicious appetizers and entrees. You can stop by for a refreshing beer with friends, or even book the Brew Room for events like wedding receptions and company parties.

TIP: Their blog is packed with interesting beer history!


EDMONDS

Salish Sea Brewing Company

  • Located at 518 Dayton St. #104 Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Hours: Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 9pm, Thursday 3pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday Noon – 8pm

Home to a variety of carefully crafted brews, Salish Sea Brewing Company is a staple of the region. Beer lovers can choose from their Drop Anchor IPA, Salish IPA Dayton Street (3 SEAS) Session ISA, Driftwood Pale, Honey Golden, NW “Wildfire” Red, Expansion Amber, Kodiak Brown Porter, Prior Porter, Big Chocolate Love:  A Robust Porter, and the seasonal Blackfish Stout and Blizzzaak Winter Ale. In addition to grabbing an ice-cold brew, you can enjoy an evolving menu of sandwiches, soups, and appetizers.

TIP: Families are welcome, and dogs are allowed on the outside patio.


American Brewing Company

  • Located at 180 W. Dayton St. Warehouse 102 Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm, Friday 3 – 10pm, Saturday Noon – 10pm, Sunday Noon – 8pm

At American Brewing Company, craftsmanship and science are at the forefront of everything they do and create. Started in 2010 by Adam Frantz, American Brewing Company benefits from Adam’s years of practice and his worldwide travels that have influenced his craft beers. Their consistent offerings include an India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Kolsch Ale, Stout, and a selection of seasonal and specialty beers.

TIP: These guys also brew 6 flavors of kombucha!


Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew

  • Located at 180 W. Dayton St. #105  EDMONDS, WA
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 2pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Ready to DIY your own brew?! Gallaghers Where-U-Brew offers an amazing opportunity to create your very own craft beer! They provide you with everything you need to brew a batch of beer… and it only takes 2 hours! They’re guide you through the different types of brews you can create, help you select what you’re most interested in, and assign you to a professional brewing kettle with instructions on how to get started. Then, you set a date (usually 2 weeks later) for you to go in a bottle your beer! Learn more about the process here.

TIP: You can also brew ciders, root beer, and make your own wine at Gallagher’s!


KENMORE

Nine Yards Brewing

  • Located at 7324 NE 175th St., Suite A Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 2pm – 10pm, Friday 2pm – midnight, Saturday 11am – midnight, Sunday 11am-10pm

Located right off the Burke Gillman trail in Kenmore, Nine Yards is a popular local establishment. Stop by for hand-crafted brews, food trucks, pinball machines, Skee ball… this happening place has it all, and is great for group gatherings or parties.

TIP: This establishment is open to all ages!


Cairn Brewing

  • Located at 7204 NE 175th St. Bldg A, Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sunday 11:30am – 6pm

Cairn Brewing is a hub for beer drinkers and beer brewers alike. Stop by to enjoy a pint of the many on-tap offerings, 5 of which are always served directly from the tank! (There will also often be a food truck parked outside for your convenience!) Or, for those who are interested in learning the craft straight from the masters, sign up for a homebrewing class! Learn about the beer-making process, and actually brew a batch in class.

TIP: The Cairn Brewing taproom is family- and dog-friendly!

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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