Cafés

Croissant taste-off

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Eight of us were tasked with scouting the city to retrieve croissants for our taste-off this morning.  We paired up, fanned out around Seattle, and came together at Kye and Eric’s house with croissants, jam, and coffee beans (for our separate coffee taste-off) in hand. Kye secretly labeled each of the croissants with letters so […]


Stumptown vs. Zoka

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

At this weekend’s croissant smackdown event, a few of us went the extra distance and orchestrated a Stumptown vs. Zoka coffee comparison.  I’m generally an espresso/macchiato/cappuccino drinker, with Espresso Vivace providing my caffeine source at home.  But I appreciate a good French press coffee, and the coffee cuppings and classes I’ve participated in at Victrola […]


Peaks Frozen Custard

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The paper came down off the windows right before Thanksgiving, and on Friday, Peaks Frozen Custard opened in Roosevelt.  This is the real stuff, you guys, just like Kopp’s back in Wisconsin.  In fact, Peaks is run by folks from Wisconsin, and their custard machine is from the dairy state, too.  Theresa Blaser, one of […]


Vios 2 opens in Ravenna!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

This is the most exciting news all year for us Ravenna foodies.  Vios’ second location just opened tonight, and the neighborhood welcomed them in full force: it was already packed with kids and adults alike.  Vios has taken over the Ravenna Honey Bear Bakery and remodeled Third Place Books to accommodate more seating and upgrade […]


God in a Cup

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

After a whirlwind Sunday hitting the foodie highlights around Seattle, writer Michaele Weissman stopped by the Muse Coffee Company in Queen Anne for a meet-up with Seattle food bloggers.  Michaele is a freelance reporter and is in our coffee-crazed town to talk about her book, God in Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee, […]


New Ravenna restaurants

Monday, August 4th, 2008

We sometimes get a bit of neighborhood envy (but hey, not too much – we love our neighborhood!) when we read about all the great new restaurants flocking to Ballard, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, and really, any neighborhood besides Ravenna.  We’d just like a few more places within walking distance.  Is that too […]


Victrola goes to Guatemala

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I really like how the folks at Victrola take the time to share their passion for coffee with the public, whether it’s weekly coffee cuppings, or events like this mentioned on their blog: If you’ve ever wondered what all these coffee roasters are doing when they “go to origin,” please come to the cafe and […]


Espresso Vivace

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Up until a few years ago, I didn’t drink coffee at all – drip, espresso, caffe latte, whatever.  That all changed in one night.  We were at a cooking class at Dish It Up! in Magnolia, and at the end of the evening our hosts offered to make espresso for everyone in the class.  As […]