Folks, this weather, this weather we’re having right now, is why we put up with Seattle weather the other nine months of the year. I swear, I spend all winter thinking to myself “as soon as the weather comes around, I’m going to be outside getting stuff done”, then the weather turns all sunny and beautiful and I say to myself “no way am I going to waste a beautiful day like this working, I’ll get stuff done when the rains come”.
Anyway, it got me to to thinking how lucky we are to have so many spot to eat and drink outdoors here in Wallingford, more so than many other sections of town. Help me build a list, won’t you?
First, we’ve to the outdoor decks of two Wallyhood sponsors: Murphy’s with their patio out back and Ivar’s, with their deck on Lake Union (both pictured here). Ivar’s even has free boat moorage for up to 20 boats, which I’m fairly certain Murphy’s does not.
Coming up Stone Way, there’s Joule and The Whale Wins, RoRo, Tutta Bella and The Blue Star. Going down 45th, there’s Tilth with seating in the front and Satay with a deck out back. Of course, Chutney’s Bistro in Wallingford Center has a patio and Pinky’s BBQ and Rancho Bravo are both basically outdoor restaurants.
What am I forgetting? I can’t think of any outdoor seating north of 50th in Tangletown, but there must be, right?