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Seattle: Exploring the food scene

Seattle - Kerry ParkThose who know me know that I like Seattle. I had wanted to go there for the longest time, and my first visit a couple of years ago exceeded my expectations. So when my daughter Courtney landed an internship in the city for the summer, I immediately knew what I would be doing – visiting her!

I’ve made a couple of trips there recently, and it gets better each time. I’ve had more time to explore and search out those places that are hidden gems. Just like my first visit, I haven’t been disappointed in what I’ve found.

As luck would have it, I discovered over the last year that I’m a “foodie”. Don’t ask how. That’s a post for a different time. But being a foodie means I can get picky about where and what I eat. Fortunately, Seattle does not lack for good places. As part of my exploring, I’ve discovered that Seattle takes two particular food items very seriously – ice cream and coffee, which is fine by me. It just so happens these are two of my favorite indulgences. Give me good ice cream and good coffee, and I’m a happy camper. Give me both, and I’m in heaven.

If you’re heading to Seattle, here’s my go-to list of places to try out. If you live in the area, I’d love to hear your opinion and any recommendations you might have for my next visit.

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The transformation is complete

District Coffee House, Boise IDOn a recent business trip, I arrived in Boise on Monday close to midnight.  After a short shuttle trip to my hotel, I figured I should check out my breakfast options before getting into bed. Given my newly formed dependency on coffee, the usual routine would send me to Google Maps to find the nearest Starbucks where I could work while enjoying a cup of coffee and oatmeal. This time around, I wanted to do something different. I decided to try a local coffee shop in the city.

A Google search for “best coffee in Boise” turned up a few places which led to checking out reviews on Yelp. I settled on District Coffee House. It had a few things going for it – It was less than 15 minutes by foot from my hotel, had Wi-fi, plenty of seating, and their online presence exuded a good vibe. I figured it was worth a shot.

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