Friday, January 11, 2013

Ballard Lofts Design Review Board Meeting This Month

ballard loftsInterested in learning more about the Ballard Lofts project? There will be a design review board meeting for the 72 unit apartment complex proposed for the corner of NW 65th and 24th Ave NW on January 28th at Ballard High School. In recent months, the project has been a  hot topic around the neighborhood, as it will be replacing the long standing Viking Tavern.
Bill Parks, the building developer will be leading the discussion at the meeting beginning at 6:30pm, and present the proposal to the community,  and will also go over priorities presented at the previous meeting. The proposal for the project includes 25 additional residential units, and 3,665 sf of ground floor retail space, as well as parking for 36 vehicles below ground. If you’d like to learn more about the project, or application of the design review process, visit the Department of Planning and Development for updates.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Good Eats in Madison Park

The holidays are over, and cooking a big meal is probably off the menu if you spent the last several weeks entertaining guests with appetizers or ham dinners. Even if you are in the mood to cook, a night out is always a welcome treat. The Madison Park neighborhood has some great spots to grab a bite and a drink, and we thought we’d mention a few:
An entree item at Jae's Asian Bistro. Photo credit: Jae's gallery
  • Madison Park Conservatory: As of November 2012, the Madison Park Conservatory has been serving up delicious gastro creations for two years. The Conservatory’s chef, Cormac Mahoney (previously of other great Seattle restaurants like Etta’s, Dahlia Lounge and Sitka & Spruce) won Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef Award for 2012. His prowess, and the overall goodness of the restaurant’s team show through in their unique and creative menu items.
  • Bing’s: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bing’s in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle make for a classic neighborhood staple. Omelettes, Benedicts, and lunch for breakfast, and sandwiches and burgers for lunch and dinner are the classic, comfortable offerings at Bing’s. When you’re craving good ol’ American tastes with a unique flourish here and there, Bing’s is the place to go.
  • An entree item at Jae’s Asian Bistro. Photo credit: Jae’s gallery
    Jae’s Asian Bistro & Sushi: Jae’s owner (Jae) is a sushi artist of the highest quality. For an intriguing mix of Asian appetizers and entrees, Jae’s features a wide variety of options from lunch, through happy hour and into dinner. You can find everything from noodles to woks to curries, salads, and full-fledged entrees. The restaurant also has a “Fresh Sheet” menu that is updated monthly, for an up-to-date offering of sushi rolls, nigiri, and more. This Asian bistro is all about ‘fresh’, from seafood to veggies and everything on the side or in between.
These are just a few of the taste-bud-inspiring stops in Madison Park – we thought they deserved a quick mention. What’s your favorite restaurant in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle?