I went here with some vegan/veggie friends and fell in love. I am not even vegetarian, but this is the best chinese food I think I've ever had! Reasonably priced as well. We ate in the restaruant in the International District and found it to be pleasant, extremely clean and the staff was super friendly and efficient.
All the various "meat" substitutes are made in house from vegetable products. The food is cooked fresh to order with a light touch. This is not greasy or overly saucy at all.
We each ordered a different meal. The best were the sweet and sour "chicken" and the fried won-ton.
Oh and did I mention the tea? They have several types to choose from. We tried the Jasmine White and it was excellent. I highly reccomend this place for vegetarians, or anyone who likes good and healthy chinese!
Great atmosphere on 3 levels. Has kind of a "goth" feel, but there are plenty of frat boys on pub crawls, too. It's a pretty good mix of folks on the weekends I've been there
Concerts are usually good. DJ in the "basement" on weekends is fun. Great place to people watch.
As you might expect, the drinks are a little pricey.
The Dr. and Vet techs really care about your pet, are good at what they do and super nice to boot.
Fees are completely reasonable, office hours are good. We had an emergency and even though we had never been there before, the vet stayed late to see us!
Nice and comfortable office with separate entrances for cats and dogs. In the middle of a remodel making it even nicer!
I hadn't had a good steak in a long time - and this was so good! We went at dinner time on a friday and didn't have to wait for a table.
It cost us about $60 for 2 adults and 1 child. Not bad really for streak dinners. They also serve peanuts and hot fresh rolls when you are seated. The crawfish chowder was excellent, as were our meals. I was pleasantly surprised to find they served REAL horseradish on request - very hard to find out here on the west coast.
Unlike many steak restauraunts this one is kid friendly. Our 8 year old had a great time.
The only down side at all for me would be the country music playing in the texas roadhouse themed dining room.
Even with that said, I will definatley go back!
Maybe for kids stuff - they destroy it so fast anyway - but for me? The only clothes I ever bought from Kmart that weren't total junk were a pair of jeans (you can't really screw up jeans) Socks, underwear, plain Tshirts - those are probably fine too. But as far as anything else - the styles are dismal and usually look cheap. It looks like it came from Kmart - and in my experience doesn't hold up very well either.
So if you want towels, toilet paper, garden supplies or just about anything else - Kmart is great - but for clothes - In the words of Rainman "Kmart Sucks".
If your on a budget you'll do better at the thrift shops!
I can't fathom the previous posters comment.
Anyway - Layne Bryant's clothes start at size 14 and go all the way up to 28. Since at least half of women over college age fall into that size range there should be more stores that cater to this crowd.
The fashions are very up to date, and new styles are brought in several times a season. If you shop the sale racks you will find some great bargains!
The bellevue store is one of the bigger ones in this area, with a good selection.
The prices are a bit higher than department stores, but us big girls are getting used to the fact that it costs us more to look good! Oh well....
It's hard for us big girls to find really fashionable things sometimes. Unfortunatley the Avenue doesn't really do it for me. They have nice quality things, and the basics are fine, but it's not exactly fashion-forward for the most part. My mother likes it - so maybe for the over 30crowd this is perfect! For myself, I find that Layne Bryant has more up to date styles.
One thing Avenue does have going for them, is for very plus sized women, they carry a larger selection in the largest sizes than Layne Bryant does.
PROS: Wide range of sizes
I usually go to the Wallingford location and take my burger down to Gasworks for a little picnic - but each location has the same great food and super fast friendly service!
You don't get special orders. Eat it like it comes! And that's fine because it's SO good! These aren't dinky little McyD's burgers. These are real burgers! The fries and shakes are homemade too! Where else can you still get a "hand dipped" milkshake? Or how about a rootbeer float with HARD ice cream?
Just try it - you will love it!
Besides having great coffes and delicious goodies, it's a nice place. Inside is decorated in a quirky style - like a door on the ceiling. The big table has an oversized checkerboard and checkers that are a favourite of my son. During nice weather there is a really quaint terraced patio overlooking a garden and the ferry dock. - What a great view.
Many times in the summer when we are waiting in that horrible line, me and the kid ditch the hubby and walk down here to wait! (Hey we bring him back and iced latte - eventually)
We ducked in here one night on our way to a concert at the Moore Theatre - it's right across the street.
I was actually fairly impressed. The mixed drinks weren't too watered down, and Guiness on tap is always a good thing. I'm not a whiskey fan, but as the name implies, they appear to have a wide selection of different whiskeys if you're into that. The prices were a little higher than your typical neighborhood hole in the wall, but that's expected for a nice place downtown, I guess
It was pretty crowded for a wed. night at 7pm (though that may have been due to the concert ) There was a DJ playing a real good mix of music that really fit the mixed crowd - everyone from barely leagal hipsters (did I mention it was a Weezer concert) to some 40is business men obviously just out of work - even a couple of frat boys.
Anyway, long story short - I'd go back - and with all the gin joints in this town, that's as good a reccomendation as any!