My Qwest for Appassionato

Appassionato Espresso Stand…, originally uploaded by andai. This past weekend I was at Qwest Field to check-out the Sounders rout the New York Red Bulls 2-0. It was a great game, although I missed the first score because I was in the middle of ordering an extremely salty, relatively tiny but expensive hotdog and complaining…

Sounders Colors on Space Needle

Seattle Space Needle in Seattle Sounders Colors, originally uploaded by andai. This is the photo I took a couple of weeks ago coming back from the Sounders party at the Seattle Space Needle the night before the inaugural game the Sounders played New York Red Bulls. Pretty impressive win for the Sounders, 3-0. For this…

FCC’s ‘Free’ Wireless Strategy

I am currently hanging out at Fremont Coffee Company (FCC, not to be mistaken with that other FCC) in the Fremont area of Seattle, enjoying an great 8 oz latte before I head on out to conduct some personal business here in the Fremont area. Since I have my laptop with me, I thought I…

Allegro Coffee @ Whole Foods

One thing I don’t like about Whole Foods is the fact that they do not allow people to take photographs within the store. Now I’m not talking about taking photos of the shelves and stock, that I can sort of understand, but simply no where in the store including in the ‘cafe’ area of the…

Miel & Abbey

My Cats, Miel and Abbey, originally uploaded by andai. Yesterday, we said goodbye to Miel and Abbey, the two cats have have lived with us for about four years now. Without having to go into details why we have given the cats up, all I can say is that I am sad that we indeed…

Fonté Coffee at Chez Dominique

Chez Dominique, originally uploaded by andai. Chez Dominique bills itself as a European style cafe serving European Pastries. Ok, I have to say that is a bit of a stretch… and even though I don’t really want to go into the details about what foods they serve, I will go there every so often to…

Abbey the Chimney Sweep

Yesterday evening we had a bit of a scare. Our cat Abbey disappeared and was nowhere to be found. I don’t know exactly what time she took off, but it is pretty likely she was out of the house all day… but at the very least, all evening. It took me about an hour to…

Headache, Nauseous

I don’t know what’s going on this evening. Its been a long day. I am currently in a two day training class…. and halfway through the class I was already tired and sleepy, fighting to stay awake. But that’s no biggie I guess… but now its almost midnight. Regardless of what time I go to…

Caffè Appassionato by Fisherman’s Terminal

At least twice a year, I go down to the area by Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal to conduct some very necessary business. And every time I’m there, one of the ladies who runs the office will offer me a cup of coffee… which is your ordinary everyday drip coffee with sugar and the powered creamer. And…

Cafe Pettirosso the Red Breasted Robin

So here is something I am a little embarrassed to admit. Cafe Pettirosso has been around on Capital Hill for at least 12 years and I have never really noticed the place, at least in a way that it stuck in my memory… that was until just a couple of weekends ago. And its not…

Morning Espresso at Tutta Bella

I don’t normally go to Columbia City often… but there are three main reasons I go there. 1. Whenever the latest Harry Potter movie comes out, we go to the Columbia City theater. 2. During the summer for the Columbia City art work and 3. For great pizza at Tutta Bella. Then there’s the forth…

MezzaLuna, Great Coffee in Judkins Park

After reading this article in yesterday’s Seattle Times titled, “Owners of small coffee shops take plunge during recession” I was intrigued by pieces on Soho Coffee and MezzaLuna Bakery & Bistro and made a mental note to check them out. It turns out that I ended up going to MezzaLuna for brunch early that afternoon,…