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.


A Few Seattle Hotspots for Your Weekend Plans

January 23, 2017

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Do you know what your weekend plans are yet? If not, that’s quite alright because we have a few hip hangout hotspots that are sure to make your weekend fun and memorable. When you get a bit bored of the nightclub scene, here are a few places to check out.

 

Rock Box

1603 Nagle Plaza, Seattle, WA 98122

This is not your ordinary nightlife hotspot. If you love cocktails and karaoke, then Rock Box is going to make you one very happy human. This Japanese-style karaoke club even has private rooms so you and your pals can sing to your heart’s content.

 

Unicorn

1118 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Ever been to a carnival-themed bar? Neither have we, but it sounds like the best night ever. Munch on a corn dog, sip your favorite cocktail, and see how much fun you and your friends have playing arcades.


Go on a Delicious Journey this Weekend in Seattle

January 16, 2017

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You don’t need us to tell you that there are plenty of ways to have fun in Seattle. If you’re looking for a few awesome ways to fill up your weekend calendar, then be sure to check out Edible City: A Delicious Journey.

 

What is Edible City: A Delicious Journey? We’re glad you asked. It’s basically a museum experience unlike any other and it’s definitely something that you need to check out. Plus, it’s for all ages, so it’s a perfect way to spend the entire day with the family. And the best part? The entire event revolves around food, something Seattle is known for.

 

Edible City: A Delicious Journey will explore the story of how people eat in Seattle and how urban palates have developed. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Seattle’s geography, history, and the great people who call it ‘home.’ The event will take place at the Museum of History & Industry, which is located at 860 Terry Avenue. Kids 14 and under get in free!

 


Convenient Property Features at Bowman Make Living Easy

January 09, 2017

We get it. You expect a lot from your apartment living community and Bowman Stoneway Apartments in Seattle wants to provide everything you deserve and so much more. From plenty of recreational activities to convenient amenities, Bowman Apartments is one of the best places to call ‘home.’

 

When it comes to recreational fun, Bowman has you covered. A sports lounge with ping-pong, shuffleboard, and even a foosball table will always ensure that there’s something fun to do. Set up a game of poker in the gaming lounge with your buddies or relax on the large rooftop deck with your friends.

 

Bowman also makes it easy to keep up with your active lifestyle. Spend some time in the cardio fitness room after a long day at work, or challenge yourself in the Crossfit/TRX Room. Here in Seattle, Bowman has it all. They certainly haven’t forgotten about your furry friends either. The dog run and dog wash area make taking care of your pet that much easier. Bowman Apartments has thought of everything and they can’t wait for you to be a part of it.


New Year’s Day Brunch in Seattle

December 23, 2016

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After a night out celebrating with your friends and family for New Year’s Eve, you’re going to want to replenish with a nutritious breakfast. Luckily, Seattle has you covered. Here are the top brunch hotspots for your New Year’s Day.

 

Cafe Flora

2901 E Madison Street, Seattle, Washington 98112

You can enjoy a wonderful brunch in a beautiful courtyard at Cafe Flora. With plenty of vegetarian options, this is the perfect place for those with dietary restrictions.

 

Palisade

Elliott Bay Marina Inc, 2601 W Marina Plaza, Seattle, Washington 98199

With sweeping views of Elliott Bay in an elegant space, it doesn’t get much fancier than this.

 

Salty’s on Alki Beach

1936 Harbor Avenue Southwest, Seattle, Washington 98126

You’ll still find gorgeous views of Puget Sound at Salty’s on Alki Beach, but if you want to get the most for your money, head to this brunch hotspot known for its bountiful brunch buffets.


Holiday Fun Near Your Seattle Apartment

December 16, 2016

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Here in Seattle, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season and we have a few upcoming events that are sure to make your season a memorable one.

 

Jazzin’ with the Classics by Candlelight | December 20, 2016 | University Christian Church

4731 15th Avenue, Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

It’s a little bit of candlelight, some wonderful music, and a whole bunch of fun. Yes, it’s Jazzin’ with Classics by Candlelight presented by the University Christian Church. The event takes place at 7:00 pm and you can find more information here.

 

A Christmas Carol | Now through December 28, 2016 | ACT Theatre

700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

What’s the holiday season without the classic story beloved by all? It’s the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeon who has to learn the hard way what the true meaning of Christmas entails. It’s the perfect way to spend time with your family and loved ones.


Eat Dinner at One of These Delicious Seattle Restaurants

December 08, 2016

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There are so many wonderful restaurants in Seattle just waiting for you to make a reservation. When it comes to date night, a birthday dinner, or a much-needed family gathering, there are a few dinner hotspots near your Seattle apartment that you definitely need to know about.

 

Flintcreek Cattle Co. | 8421 Greenwood Ave N

Meat-lovers can finally rejoice. Flintcreek Cattle Co. serves up the very best is venison, bison, wild boar, and so much more! From steakhouse classic chops like filet mignon and rib eye, you can be sure that your meal will be just the way you want it.

 

Asadero Sinaloa | 5405 Leary Ave NW

Homemade flour tortillas and stone-ground salsas are what you’ll find at Asadero Sinaloa. Serving up some of the most authentic Mexican food in Seattle, this place is one you need to check out, especially if you love carne asada, a dish they’re becoming known for.