I can't stand the Svedka Vodka commercials, but they must work because I do remember their name. I haven't ordered one yet though. Reps were in the Pub apparently giving away blue lighted ice cubes, and Lisa from BTP wanted to make my beer blue.
I love that the movie studios are using Belltown as their location for a scene in the upcoming movie, "Safety Not Guaranteed". I was walking down Blanchard as they were filming the bus bench scene. I think they added the bench and definitely added the stop, as this is NOT a bus stop and it's a one way road going the wrong way for a bus stop.
You can spot Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate from Parks & Recreation) on the bench. The movie also stars Kristen Bell and Jake M. Johnson. According to a PA on set, it should be out next year.
Chris's friend Mick was in town, and we played tourists today! I took a TON of pictures today, but this one was one of my favs. Mount Rainier, the Ferry, Elliott Bay... so Northwest.
I know this is a pic of the day blog, but I liked this pic of the Gum Wall, too.
I was on campus at Microsoft today and when I was done with my meeting, I called Will to see what was up. Well, in true nerd fashion, he was "repairing" a Nerf gun. When I asked him what was wrong with it, he responded, "I'm actually not fixing it, I'm making it more powerful."
Jim came into town to visit, and apparently, he loves Dick's! After boozing it up in Ballard, we stopped at the QA Dicks for burgers and fries. When came back to Mark's... and well, what goes better with Dick's than red wine??
I was hanging out on my roof, as it was a nice evening, when all of a sudden this weird boat showed up.
It's super hard to see, but there was a giant Radar Ship cruising into Elliott Bay. Apparently, it is being repaired at Harbor Island.
For their 1st Anniversary, Pintxo held a Bacon Wrapped Date eating contest.
This is the first round of 20 Bacon Wrapped Dates for the contestants. They had to eat 50 in 30 minutes. Brandon was the only contestant that was able to finish the challenge and he even ate the first 20 in 2 minutes. Insane.
I swear, some days I have 100 great pics to choose from and other days I have one picture of food. This is the halibut special with beets, pecans, artichoke and olive oil. So delicious. Boat Street is pretty cute, too, but they don't take AmEx, much to my dining partner's dismay ;)
This is a dish from Belltown Pub that is an off menu dish, Dave creation. Essentially, mac & cheese, pico de gallo and grilled chicken. Hits the spot so well! Hopefully we'll see a variation of it on the menu.