I just went to this Red Mill for the first time and had a great burger and onion rings. The onion rings are fried in peanut oil and have a delicious light nutty taste to them. The burger was thick and good and not too greasy. And the customer service was quite friendly. I highly recommend!
Bulldog has an amazing selection of magazines and newspapers. You will definately find some magazines you have never heard of. There's plenty of room to browse and they have a coffee bar as well so you can sip and read as well. There is also one on Broadway in Broadway market--not as big, but they still have a wide selection.
Wow is a bright white space with white furniture, a wall of TVs usually silently broadcasting some sports event and loud music blaring from the speakers. This music is always some sort of praising Jesus music. Wow stands for world of worship. It's kind of an odd pairing and I never stay in their longer than to pay for and get my drink to go. Others stay, but they usually have headphones on. So if you can look past the music, check out their smoothiies and natural fruit blends...my favorite is called Amazing Fragrance.
CONS: A bit expensive sompared to some other bubble tea spots
If you want to put on an event like a play, movie, discussion, panel--the Broadway Performance Hall (run by the Broadway Management Group) is a great space. it holds about 295 people and they can project various forms of film and video. And the staff are very nice and helpful and the rental rates are reasonable depending upon what you need. Also if you are just looking for more local arts events, check out the calendar of events at BPH.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema is a fabulous non-profit organization that produces the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other year-round events like Cineoke--a monthly event where people can sing along to their favorite songs from movie musicals. Like karaoke, only better. And the film festival is 10 days of LGBT film. It's great. You get to see films and videos that would mostly otherwise not have a venue or an audience. It's a great community event.
Two big blondes is a consignment shop for plus size clothing. Make some extra money by bringing in those clothes you don;t want or wear anymore. They have some rules about what they take and in what state the clothes need to be in, but all the inof is printed on a handy sheet located near the front of the store. Beware they only take clothes the first week of every month and they often have a month to 2 month backlogue so your items won't get out on the floow right away. As far as shopping, this is a great place for plus size bargains.
Papyrus is a great place if you are looking for blank cards, notecard sets, thank you notes, or that unique card that might not be at a Hallmark store. They also have wrapping paper and scrapbooking tools. If you have a friend or family member who especially appreciates attention to wrapping or likes to receive nice cards, try Papyrus.
CONS: A bit pricey for some things and not a lot of "masculine" items
Growing up Ikea provided me with my firstg desk. Well, my parents paid for it. I still can picture them struggling with the picture instructions and finally assembling the desk. Well, I have grown up and so has Ikea. They are a great value for home or office. Just don;t expect everything to last forever. Some items will be good to you, but others won't last very long at all. It's also a fun place to shop, get decorating ideas, and of coure try some swedish meatballs!
I love Southcenter. I just wish it was closer to Seattle. It is basically one-stop shopping (although you do have to get in and out of your car). Every big box chain store and restaurant is in Southcenter. Just loop around the mall and you get to Best Buy, Pier 1, Michael's, Borders, REI, Bed bath and Beyond, barnes and Noble, Target, and much more. I have heard there are actually plans to build more retail...where that will be I have no idea.
I love Nordstrom Rack. Until I movd to Seattle I had only been to one and now here there is more than one to choose from. The show dept in Factoris is great. Not as cramped as the one downtown and I usually walk out of there with 2 pairs or more. Their handbag section is pretty good and they have a great bath, body and haircare section. If you value a bargain and have not been to a Nordie rack yet, get moving!
PROS: Plenty of parking in Factoria
CONS: It's in Factoria