One of my favorite Thai places in town. Don't be frightened by the scary looking outside, since it's in the base of a weird apartment building on Lake City Way. The inside is gorgeous and the food is great. Service is always fantastic and it's especially my go-to place for lunch.
Come one, come all, get yer ebelskivers here!
Ebelskivers are light and fluffy pancake balls from Denmark. After cooking they are filled with a variety of tasty things. I had nutella and banana filled ones this weekend, but they can be filled with savory things as well, like bacon.
These are perfect for a light snack/meal before walking around the Fremont Market. Highly recommended!
When we chose our first cat from PAWS Cat City in Greenwood, they gave us coupons for Mud Bay. We went over there for her first things and since then, we haven't frequented the chain stores.
They have a great selection of toys and an incredible selection of foods. When we were terrified by the stories about contaminated cat food, we could always trust Mud Bay. They kept updated lists of recalled food and took each thing off their shelves immediately. They also posted letters from various companies discussing where their ingredients came from. All of this made it easy to select food that we felt secure giving to our cats.
Mud Bay is now our first choice for all things pet-related.
I've been seeing Dr. Jeff Peterson for longer than he's been with this clinic and moved when he did. He's always been a thoughtful and caring provider, taking into account my needs and desires, as well as remembering my details from one appointment to another. I even recommended him to my mother.
The front desk staff are great - very helpful and polite.
However, there is a reason why this place only gets three stars from me. The Medical Assistants are almost always useless. For some reason, it doesn't matter who I'm seeing or which MA helps me, I've always received bad service. This is up to and including being told by one woman that she couldn't be bothered to help me with a prescription screwup.
The other thing that I dislike is that they now require a credit card number from new patients before their first appointment, to be charged in the event of a cancellation. Many specialists are moving to this model, but I still despise it.
I enjoy the atmosphere, the coffee, and the company. The owner has known me since the second time I walked in and always chats me up.
Most of my various groups that I'm involved in, such as the Browncoats and various Meetups, meet here at one time or another and it's a very comfortable place to relax and chat. They have some really interesting musicians in and welcome filk and fannish groups.
It's also one of the few Seattle coffee shops where I feel comfortable bringing my children. They're welcomed and play boardgames or look at books while I do my thing.
Still the best gyros in town. The menu is limited, but that's kind of the point. They do a few things and they do them very well. My favorite is the lamb kebab plate, but my sons believe the gyros are the be all and end all of food, and my husband goes for the shawarma.
Be prepared - it's busy, tiny, loud, and cramped. If you don't want to knock elbows with other customers, call your order in or get it to go.
The service is always fast and friendly. The gentlemen remember you, if not by name, then by order. They know that my sons want to replace the rice with fries, that my husband wants extra hot stuff with his hummus, and that we all prefer real flatbread over pita "pockets".
My family has been eating here for something around four or five years now, before the current pair of brothers started running it, and have never had a bad meal.
Pros: Best doughnuts in town. They're flavorful and fried just right. The price is also right.
Cons: Coffee and parking suck so badly that they detract from the benefits.
The coffee and parking don't stop me from dropping by any time that I'm in the neighborhood, though.