And in Seattle, there's plenty of gray days to choose from. If it's sunny out, it's kind of hard to justify paying $8 bucks to skate, but then again, they do have a miniramp (back to back w/ spine), so that's pretty fun. The young rule here. Lots of the 3 foot sect skating around, but they are pretty good for their age. Better than me at least!
This is a real great place to go check out a movie. I'll tell you why, they tend to cater to people who actually care about thinks like plot and originality. So if you're tired of watching the same old rehashed crap they play at the big theaters, come check this place out. Awesome location and the theater is set up to allow for plenty of great seats.
Very unique sound. I've tried to figure out who they sound like, but the best comparisons I've come up with don't really fit. Picture several guys jumping around and smashing things and singing about donut picknics. They kind of mix rock, hip-hopish stuff and dancish stuff together. A fun show to see and they often play with other interesting acts.
My closest comparison would be Depeche Mode, but that might only be because they do a cover of Policy of Truth. These guys have a really interesting, but accessible sound, that is appealing to anyone who likes rock music. Great sound and very fitting look that adds to the atmosphere.
Losts of cool bands and good folks practice here. My band has met several others to play with here over the past couple of years. They're moving shop a few miles south, which will most likely take care of the negative aspects that currently exist. This includes: temperature issues and mariner traffic/parking. The new facilities are supposed to be state of the art. If they can keep the vibe, it should be an excellent spot.
Going by common perceptions, I'm sure you'd expect anything buy professionalism when you step in and see that every employee is peirced and tatooed from head to toe, but these guys definitely take their work seriously. I got my first and only piercing done here and had the jewelry replace a year later, there. Both times I was treated with respect and care and the results were great.
Kabul is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. I recommend it to people all the time. It was was one of the few restaurants I took my dad to when he visited. It is expensive, but not prohibitively so for an occasional treat. Expect to spend 20-25 per person. You should probably bring a few people with you so you can try some various dishes. I've had pretty much everything and it's all great. The rice is simply perfect and comes with every meal. They put raisins in it, which sounds absurd, but it is one of the best features of the meal. All of the meat is tender and the vegetables are a treat. Every single bite is full of unique and wonderful spices and flavors. Just go.
The key to EM is that they heavily discount CDs that have defects (scratches). They clean them up so that they work OK and the you get them for way below market prices and they garauntee that they will work or money back. They always have good music playing and extremely helpful staff to point you in the right direction or even make recommendations. Plus they support local music by consigning pretty much any CD that will fit on a shelf and allowing bands to post flyers at the door.
One of the greatest supermarkets, ever. No need to qualify with "asian", because it covers so much more ground than that. Their fruit and produce aisles are like a course on plant species. I can't even pronouce half the names of the stuff, but they include small descriptions above most of them to help. Really, every section of the store is like that. They have everything you need and plenty of stuff you probably didn't know existed. They're also a great source of sashimi grade fish for homemade sushi.
Not as big or cheap as University Liquors, but has a certain downhome feel to it. Woodgrain everywhere, cool name. Located in a more quiet part of town. Their all wood refridgerated beer section is real classy and a must visit on those muggy summer nights. To give a five school analogy, Amherst College is to UMass what Spirit Haus is to University Liquors.