Favorite Eats…Seattle

A mid-week, weekend-style post. I recently got word that Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain were seen in one of my favorite places to eat, Café Presse. Nestled in between the Capitol Hill neighborhood and Seattle University, Café Presse has a great bar/café feel. The food is fantastic, especially the fries.

Café Presse (206) 709-7674
1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

The same owners also run Le Pichet in Belltown — a more convenient location for the throngs of cruise ship tourists now running through Seattle. Another great place and I would recommend.

Le Pichet (206) 256-1499
1933 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Also in Belltown with a similar bar/café feel is Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie. Carved out of the bakery that fuels his restaurants, the bar seating and simple menu make it a great place to eat. Pizza is the menu. “Serious” pizza. Chanterelles and truffle cheese? Morels and green garlic pesto? Hard to beat. My personal favorite is the clam and pancetta.

Serious Pie (206) 838-7388
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Pratt Exposed: 2009 Fine Art Auction Exhibition

Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle provides art classes from drawing to metal and from stone to glass. I have been learning, blowing and working with glass there for 3 years. There are not many places where a layman like myself can get the exposure to professional teaching artists and equipment — especially in hot glass.

Every year Pratt holds an auction by established and emerging artists from the Northwest and around the world to help raise money for Pratt and the Seattle art community. I am very excited to have a piece of photography in this year’s auction.

You can check out the 2009 Pratt Auction Catalog here. I was glad to help and lend my skills for some of the catalog photography.

On Friday, May 15 from 6 – 9pm, stop by for Pratt Exposed: 2009 Fine Art Auction Exhibition. This exciting FREE event is your chance to see all of the auction art in person before it enters private collections.

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144

Seattle Skyline Wallpaper

Seattle’s skyline from Kerry Park in the Queen Anne neighborhood is one of my favorite views of the city. This panoramic was recently taken on a cold, clear morning with my trusty Xpan. For this weekend edition, I am making this wallpaper available for all 2 of my readers in 3 sizes. Select the link of the size you want below:

1600 x 555 Seattle Skyline

1280 x 444 Seattle Skyline

1024 x 355 Seattle Skyline

You can check out my entire portfolio at Salmon Bay Photography.

Happy Weekend!