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Brunch at Brimmer and Heeltap

Brimmer and Heeltap is a bar and restaurant in Ballard, open for brunch on weekends.

The space is super cute and light. I like the numerous soliflores along the wall and the blue of the seats. They also have a patio for when the sun decides to shine again…

Reservation is key for the brunch unless you arrive early.

The brunch menu list is pretty short but unique. We had a delicious and fresh housemade Ricotta served with fresh figs. The bread was delicious, thickly sliced and toasted! We shared also a traditional breakfast with eggs, toasts, and sausage and a scrumptious salad.

We will definitely be back one evening to try the dinner menu.

—  Brimmer and Heeltap,
425 NW Market St,
SEATTLE, WA, 98107

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The Migration Series
Jacob Lawrence

This exhibition is a series of panels that depict the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North during and after World War I.

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, only 23 at the time, spent months working on the subject, writing captions and sketching preliminary drawings. After that, he painted the 60 panels all at once.

This amazing work looks like a beautiful graphic novel telling us an important part of African American history in primary colors and modern art.

From the Philips Collection: “The series was the subject of a solo show at the Downtown Gallery in Manhattan in 1941, making Lawrence the first black artist represented by a New York gallery. Interest in the series was intense. Ultimately, The Phillips Collection and New York’s Museum of Modern Art agreed to divide it, with the Phillips buying the odd-numbered paintings.”

These 60 panels are shown together for the first time in 2 decades on the West Coast.

Jacob Lawrence was born in NJ in 1917 and was a teacher at University of Washington from 1970 till 1986.

If you have not seen it yet, run to the exhibit because it is on view only through April 23rd.

If you want to learn more about the migration series and Jacob Lawrence follow this link: Lawrence Migration Series

— Seattle Art Museum Jan 21 – Apr 23 2017

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Happy Hour at
Damn the weather!

For us, Tuesday means Happy Hour in different Bars!

Last Tuesday, we had fixed our choice on “Damn the weather”. With this name, it was perfect for the current circumstances…

At 5 pm, it was nearly empty but it filled up quickly. We grabbed seats at the bar because the hostess told us they were comfortable. And she was right!

We ordered a Bitter Paloma and a Pinkerton.

Both were fresh and good but I really liked the first one: Tequila + Campari + Lime + Mexican Grapefruit Soda

Our bartender was super nice. She even offered us a degustation at the end. A mix of Calvados, Pineau des Charentes and some bubbles! It was very French and very strong!

Damn the weather 116 1st avenue S, SEATTLE