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Festivals for ALL!

June 25, 2017

Summertime is here, and you know what that means, FESTIVALS!!!  Seattle is known for its music and here is a list of the best music festivals our wonderful city has to offer!  Make sure you check out at least 3 this summer!  Many are just a quick bus or bike ride away from the steps of Bowman!

https://www.thrillist.com/events/seattle/every-summer-music-festival-in-washington-worth-going-to

Now, if we here at the Bowman had to choose just one festival to recommend, we would want you to attend Bumbershoot.  It is one of Seattle longest running festivals (since 1971), and this year the lineup is amazing!  Just check out the bands below, and make sure you get your passes early, because it is sure to sell out!

https://www.bumbershoot.com

Make sure you enjoy your summer!


Bowman Pet Contest – The results are in!

June 06, 2017

Bowman’s first official photo contest is over, and the results are in!  Thanks to all who played!


C is for Cookie — Midnight Cookie Co. is OPEN!

May 15, 2017

Fresh baked cookies, available until 3 am!. One of our neighborhood’s newest spots is Midnight Cookie Company, Seattle’s first late night cookie and ice cream delivery service! This local cookie parlor was founded in January of 2017 by two college buddies, with an insatiable love for cookies.

 

It was their vision to provide late night satisfaction for the sweet tooth. They have over a dozen varieties of cookies, baked daily, including some unique speciality options like red velvet and smores! They also offer freshly brewed espresso and local Full Tilt ice cream in 9 flavors including salted caramel!

If sweets weren’t enough, grab a seat on the couch and have a turn on their vintage video games. Last time we stopped in, people were enjoying some classic Super Mario Brothers on the SNES. They also have Mario Kart, when you want to hurl shells at your friends.

 

Overall this place was amazing. Stop in on your way home from the bar, or after a nice meal for a fresh cookie. Have coffee and ice cream too, and you are feeling it – hit up a game of Mario, just watch out for Bowser.


Pinball Wizard

May 01, 2017

There are a lot of cool bars in Seattle, but only one that is packed with classic arcade games and vintage pinball machines! Add-a-Ball in Fremont is a great place to hang out before you hit the town, or as a final destination to end the night. They have cheap beer and great snacks. Test your dexterity and muscle memory from your days as a youth as you hurl fireballs at each other while playing Street Fighter 2.  HADOUKEN!

 

36th and Phinney, open 2PM to 2AM every day!


Taco Dirty to Me

April 18, 2017

The Taco. This delightful dish often rolled in a tortilla, or packed into a crunchy shell is one of the world’s most cherished foods. Search far and wide, and you’re hard-pressed to find someone who will say they don’t like tacos. Rumor has it that the Taco was first invented in the 1800’s, in a Mexican silver mine. The miners used to pack gunpowder, twisted up in paper, and pack them into the side of the mountain to break it up so they could extract the silver. They would call these packs “tacos”. Tacos were always rolled up in flour or corn until the 1950’s. Aspiring entrepreneur Glenn Bell, conceived of a concept of a fast food taco chain, and he needed something that was quicker to prepare and had a longer shelf life than the soft taco shell. The crunchy taco shell was born, and an empire was created. #yoquierotacobell Glenn Bell couldn’t have predicted that his creation would be stretched to include Doritos and Fritos as a shell base – but we are living in a crazy world, so eat any type of taco you want because they say – you’re only young once. Here are a few of our favorite tacos in the neighborhood, make sure you try them all because you know – #YOLO.

 

Red Star Taco Bar

https://www.redstartacobar.com


 

Tacos Guaymas

http://www.tacosguaymas.com/

 

Pecado Bueno

http://pecadobueno.com/


 

El Camino

http://elcaminorestaurant.com/

 

Happy Tacoing!!!


Abe “Stinkin” Lincoln

March 30, 2017

A few times a year we like to recognize our very special, often over-looked 4 legged residents.  Abe “Stinkin” Lincoln has been roaming the halls of the Bowman, doing his business on the roof and the sidewalks nearby for about a year now.  He charms everyone he meets with his adorable under-bite, and his shameless requests for belly rubs.  Abe was a rescue from South California, he loves children and other dogs and is always ready for a play date.  Abe is so hawt, that he even has his own facebook page.  You are free to follow him, but don’t be offended if he doesn’t accept your friend request, he has a busy life.

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Name: Abe “Stinkin” Lincoln

Breed: Chihuahua Pekingese

What are a few of your pet’s favorite things?

Blankets, edamame, cat toys and eye rubs!

If your pet could talk, what is one thing it would say?

“Will you cuddle with me?”

What is your pet afraid of?

Plastic bags, shopping carts, vacuums, brooms, car rides, and everything in between.

What advice do you have for the humans?

Even though it’s a dog eat dog world out there, try to stay PAWstivie!


Pizza My Heart

March 13, 2017

The sauce, the cheese, the crust.  The toppings!!  Pizza could be the world’s best food of all time.  It has everything you want in a meal, and you don’t even need silver wear to eat it.  What could be better?  Here are some of our favorite places in the city to snag some tasty pie.

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BALLARD PIZZA

Ballard Pizza is a hip spot. Thin crust done right. Order at the counter when you get there and then grab a spot at one of their large wooden tables.

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RIDGE PIZZA

Small neighborhood spot, right up the way on Finney Ridge.  They have a great happy hour menu, with lots of $5 options.  French bread and a beer is the perfect way to end a workday.

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PAGLIACCI PIZZA

Our favorite for delivery.  Just a few blocks up from our building, but when you don’t feel like putting on pants, these are the people to call, to deliver you that fresh pie.  You really can’t ever go wrong with these guys.

 

FRELARD PIZZA COMPANY

Large and open aired, this place is great for groups, and perfect for a summertime slice.  About a 10 minute drive right in Ballard, this place is not to be missed.


5 Cups of Coffee within 5 Minutes

March 03, 2017

There are plenty of places in this city to get a cup of joe, a fresh latte, or that caramel macchiato.  We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite places to get that caffeine fix.  Besides a good cup of coffee, all of these places have one other thing in common – They are no more than a 5-minute walk from the front door of your luxury apartment.

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1. Stone Way Cafe

Don’t sleep on Stoneway Cafe.  Their food is killer, their baristas are nice, and their coffee is damn good.  This is a great place to bring your laptop, your headphones, and post up on a rainy day.  The walls are covered with local art, and you can even get a beer or fresh brewed local Kombucha.  Shout out to Mystic Kombucha, for the amazing Indigo Blueberry Kombucha I had just the other day.

 

2. Miir Flagship

Artisan coffee.  Premier water bottles.  Bikes.  Backpacks.  MiiR does things a little differently, a portion of their profits go to sustainable water projects around the world.  If you are looking for the very best cup of coffee on Stoneway, you’ll find it here.  They take their coffee seriously, but they take the environment even more seriously.  Also enjoy a wide selection of beer on tap.

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3. Eltana: Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe

Here you will find amazingly fresh bagels, and a wide selection of cream cheese and spreads.  The perfect compliment to your tasty morning vanilla latte.  Take out or dine in, their free wifi and large long tables make it a great spot for groups.  Or post up at the window bar by yourself and people watch along Stoneway.

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4. Solsticio

Directly off the Burke-Gilman trail, a block from the water is Solsticio.  This unassuming cafe has quick fresh food at a great price and a cup of coffee that will knock your Birkenstocks right off (or your North Face fleece if it’s chilly out).  Come for the coffee, stay for the eggs and breakfast potatoes.

 

5. LamaG’s Cafe

Small coffee shop with a mellow, eclectic vibe.  LamaG’s Cafe is quaint, with plenty of tables to relax and enjoy yourself.  They have sandwiches available and a great selection of tea.  Try the Chai!  Look for their iconic mural on the side of the building.

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Rooftop Chickens

February 15, 2017

Located on Bowman’s expansive roof top patio overlooking Fremont and the water, the

community chicken coop is a cherished part of daily life for many Bowman residents. Walk

through the rooftop’s glass enclosed event bungalow, past barbecues, and lounge chairs and you will find yourself nose to beak with Bowman’s friendliest feathered occupants.

Tended to by their kind-hearted caretaker Kevin Scott, the owner of nearby Portage Bay

Grange, the favored fowl enjoy their days eating treats and scratching around in the fresh air of

their lofty living quarters, while their nights are spent nestled cozily into their warm enclosed

roost. Residents enjoy the fresher than farm fresh eggs collected daily by apartment staff. It is

reassuring to know their eggs are coming from hens who are happy, healthy, cared for, and

most of all, loved by those who enjoy their offerings.

 

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Our now famous feathered friends have been featured in a local news article, as well as a

report on Evening Magazine, and apartment’s across Seattle are considering starting urban

coops of their own. If you would like to meet the chickens, just head to the rooftop. Bring a

handful of raw oats, and you are guaranteed to make a few new friends. If you would like to

enjoy the incredibly delicious eggs produced by our happy hens (the yolks are amazing!) just fill

out a waiver with the front desk and inquire each day for available eggs. Eggs are distributed

on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to take a peek to see what the chickens are up

to, check out the 24 hour coop-cam.

 

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Regardless of how you feel about their nutritional benefits, it is hard not to get egg-cited about

the newest members of our community.


Where to Watch the Super Bowl This Year in Seattle

January 30, 2017

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It’s one of the biggest sporting events of the entire year and, let’s face it, it’s also one of the best times to watch some pretty funny commercials. Yes, we’re talking about the Super Bowl so if you haven’t figured out your plans this Sunday, February 5, 2017, we have a few ideas you might like.

 

Luckily, Seattle has plenty of hotspots that are going to be amazingly fun and The Westy is definitely going to be one of them. With 16 TVs, plenty of pub grub, and a cocktail selection that will keep your tastebuds happy, this is one watch party you don’t want to miss. The Westy is located at 7808 35th Avenue SW.

 

If you haven’t been out to Beveridge Place Pub, then it might be time to try this innovative venue soon. With no kitchen, you can order takeout from wherever you choose or bring your own food, too. There’s plenty of beer, though, so it’s a win for everybody. Beveridge Place Pub is located at 6413 California Avenue.