Spring Spaces

I cannot believe Spring is finally here!  Winter was a long haul this year.  For the first time I was actually effected by the lack of sun.  Apparently it was the wettest winter on record for the Seattle area so I suppose I had a reason.  Anyway, as I emerge out of the cozy, reset my clock, and awake from my Pacific Northwest hibernation I am overwhelmed by the brightness and beauty around me.  In typical form I'm hitting up some new restaurants while also enjoying that extra hour of sunlight.  I hit up two of Renee Erickson's new delights, General Porpoise and Bar Melusine on Capitol Hill.  They were both amazing.

General Porpoise in Capitol Hill Seattle
Converse and Bar Melusine

 While in San Francisco for work I had a fantastic team dinner at Lolo Cevicheria in my old neighborhood, the mission. Can you even believe the adorable pink flamingos in their bar (below)? I couldn't. Also managed to squeeze in a St. Patty's day sister dinner at the Ferry Building at Boulettes Larder.

Lolo Cevicheria in San Francisco
Ferry Building in San Francisco California

Last but not least back here in Seattle I started embarking on the long journey ahead to try all my neighborhood's new breweries.  They've been popping up like hotcakes (we've got those too) for the past few years.  I tried Peddler Brewing which won my heart with a pun-slam (that's like a poetry slam but, puns) and outdoor movies on the agenda.

Peddler Brewing in Ballard in Seattle