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Jack Straw

Possibly the best men’s clothing store in Seattle right now is a small shop down on 1st Avenue called Jack Straw, which opened last year.  It carries excellent selections from a number of high end fashion lines, as well as clothing from more traditional makers.

Address:
1117 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Website: http://www.jstraw.com/
Blog: http://jackstrawclothing.blogspot.com/

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Espresso on Ice

Besides beer, this is probably the best summer drink that you can have. Just pour the shots directly over the ice and nurse on it for an hour or so. This brings out more of the flavors while removing some of the bitterness.

Espresso on ice
Coffee is for closers only.

Hydroplane Boats

The hydroplane boats are the second coolest thing about Seafair after the Blue Angels (if not counting beer and women). The engines in particular are of interest to me, as they’re typically sourced from airplanes. Images from flickr.

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The Blue Angels are in Town

Blue Angels Over Seattle
The Blue Angels should be landing in Seattle today for Seafair. They do a couple of practice flights before the weekend, so there are several opportunities to watch them:

Thursday, July 30: 10a.m.-12 noon & 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Practice Flight)
Friday, July 31: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Practice Flight)
Saturday, August 1: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Full Show)
Sunday, August 2: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Ful Show)

Image from flickr.

15th Ave Coffee and Tea

Starbucks recently opened up a new concept store on the top of Capitol Hill in Seattle called 15th Ave Coffee and Tea where they’ve dropped the cookie cutter branding for the look of an indie shop. I hope this goes well for the company in the long run as their current stores aren’t exactly inviting.

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Of course there are about a dozen other great coffee shops within a few blocks from each other in that area (Victrola, Ladro, etc.), but sometimes you don’t want to have to wait 10 minutes in line just for a single shot of espresso.

Photo by Joshua Trujillo for seattlepi.com.  See more links to coverage on CHS.

Pictures from Seattle’s Solstice Parade 2009

Here are some great pictures of this year’s Solstice Parade: http://www.seattlepi.com/photos/gallery.asp?SubID=4907&page=1&gtitle=2009%20Fremont%20Solstice%20parade

Fremont Solstice Parade

Backroads Montana

Good job to whatever ad agency came up with the Backroads Montana campaign that have been shown on Seattle buses and inside the metro tunnel over the past two weeks. I need to get out of the city soon, and I think I might just head east. The pictures are from the Bus Chick’s PI blog: http://blog.seattlepi.com/buschick/archives/170314.asp

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The Fremont Troll, Now on Twitter

Follow the Fremont Troll on Twitter: http://twitter.com/fremont_troll

The Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll

Photo by Kelly Cline.

Seattle Cheese Festival 2009

Over this weekend, Seattle hosts it’s annual cheese festival in the Pike Place Market.  Stop on by if you’re in the area!

Seattle Cheese Festival 2009

Seattle Cheese Festival 2009

More info and schedules:  http://www.seattlecheesefestival.com/event/guide/index.html

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