If this place wasn't way out on Whidbey Island, poor John would have to work 48 hours a day to keep up!
His desserts are hands down the most delicious I have ever tasted!
Most desserts either look perfect or taste perfect. This is one of the rare cases where both are accomplished. Perfect for company.
Some of my favourites are the fruit "tarts" that change seasonally. The pear is heavenly.
If you need a cake for a special event, this is the place. JW can create the fancy designer type cakes you see in all the magazines. If you can dream it up - he'll make it. (check out the website for some neat examples) Again, unlike many of those fancy cakes - these ones taste wonderful!!!
Next time you are up on whidbey, stop in his store for a treat - besides special orders, you can get a single serving of something sweet from the shop. If he's closed some of the grocers on the island carry his fresh desserts in thier bakery. (Payless in Freeland comes to mind!)
DO NOT for any reason leave Whidbey Island without some JW Dessert!
I've been here a few times. It's the kind of typical family restauraunt I miss from "back home".
The food is just good old regular diner type food. The Reuben sandwiches are pretty good - a thing that is hard to find out here on the west coast. The fries are good - actually I haven't had anything that wasn't good.
Another bonus is the family atmosphere. Very kid friendly. When I was there with my son, the waitress went out of her way to make him comfortable. They had some crayons available too, I believe.
With a fireplace and a neat "lodge-y" decor, it even has a nice atmosphere for a little family restauraunt. My son enjoyed the large painted murals on the wall of old country scenes - camping fishing and the like - recalling what Issaquah may have been like in "the good old days"
Overall, it's a perfect place to stop for a "regular" meal. Great food, friendly service, cheap - what more can you ask for.
This is an impress your date place!
The food and the service were excellent. The interior of the restauraunt was gorgeous. It had a great ambiance. If it's a nice evening, as it was when we went though, try the patio! With a view of the water and the comings and goings of the ferries it was a great spot. The patio is sheltered by a vine covered arbour, so it wasn't too exposed, just lovely. Make sure you sample the appetizers and cocktails! (Try an Angelica's kiss - champagne with rasberries - yummy!)
I really can't say enough good things about the Pink Door. Bring your friends, and make sure your credit card is freed up!
Tres Chere - but worth it for a special treat!
PROS: Wonderful food. Perfect atmosphere
CONS: a bit pricey. also make sure you have reservations!
Dr. Hardy and his staff are all very friendly and professional. The office is bright and open with state of the art equiptment. The chair even has a massager!
Fees are about average, but the service is great. Dr. Hardy is very knowledgable and even has great "chair side" manner!
If I had any other choice for high speed internet I'd take it!
I lose my connection for several hours at least once a month. (Last week it was out for two days due to some accident.)
I need to "reset" the modem several times a week. For a while the connection would drop and need resetting every hour or so of use, and it took several trips out by a technician to fix.
The customer service is awful. They assume you are retarded and don't know anything. Each time you call you have to go through the same steps - even if you've done it already. I have actually been hung up on by the automated menu.
All this can be yours too, for nearly 50 bucks a month! Oh and if your service is out for several days for no apparent reason, don't bother asking for a refund. It's clearly stated in the terms of service that they don't care!
But hey, if like me you can't get DSL where you live and need broadband for work, I guess you don't have any other choice - and I'm pretty sure that's the only reason comcast has any customers at all.
This is a nice newer ice rink, large and well lit. There is plenty of seating for onlookers, in the rink, as well as in the lobby area where it is warmer. There are windows that overlook the rink from the lobby, so you can keep an eye on the kids or whatever.
The snack bar serves decent lattes and typical fare: hotdogs, pretzels, etc. There is also a small arcade with some nice games.
We moved here from the east coast where every little town has it's own rink. This is one is definatley newer and nicer, but being privatley owned it is also somewhat more expensive (especially if you want to join a hockey league).
I love Nordy's, as much for the window shopping experience as actual shopping. (of course who could afford to do all thier shopping here?)
The shoe department alone is mezmerizing. For bigger sized girls like me, this is one of the few places to purchase high quality clothing, especially suiting and work clothes.
At christmas time, the place is really something to see. The normally fantastic shop windows are decorated to the nines, and visiting Santa Claus is a real treat for kids of all ages.
PROS: Quality, selection, tradition
We go to the aquarium several times a year. It's great for families. The fish are beautiful of course, and there are a wide variety of species. But the fish aren't really the best part.
The octopi are really amazing. Make sure you find out what time they are being fed for a great show.
In the main building are also several open tanks built to resemble tide pools. These are my sons favourite since you are not only allowed, but actually encouraged to gently touch the various species found there, such as sea cucumbers and star fish. We have spent HOURS doing just this.
Also make sure you check out the sea otters as well as the river otters.
There really is a lot to do here, and special events hosted every so often with additional fun activities for the kids. They also change some of the exhibits periodically, so there is somthing a little different every time.
This is the neatest little cafe you've ever seen. It's quirky to say the least. And the guy means it - he's grouchy.
But the food! It's of equal quality to what you might find in a very fancy hotel restaurant. For around $10.00 per person, including beverage and dessert. Cafe style service - no waiters. Also no tip.
The menu is small, maybe half a dozen choices. Some are standards, some change seasonally (or maybe more accuratley when the grouchy chef gets sick if them) as well as a daily special.
If you have kids (no really welcome in the cafe), or you would like a little atmosphere - order to go.
If you have discriminating taste, and a skinny wallet check this place out!
I like this place. It's not as big and overwhelming as Home Depot. The appliances, fixtures, etc have a little better selection in the higher end range. Staff seems friendlier, though not much more knowledgable. The atmosphere is nice. Prices are good.