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Canon – Valentine’s massacre

My husband and I never celebrate Valentine’s Day. No judgment on couples who celebrate it, but we do not.

I remember in Paris when we were out on that specific day without realizing it was Valentine’s Day: we had a hard time to find a table in a restaurant and did not understand why! In the US you cannot miss it! With all the social media noise, the pink and red merchandises that flourish everywhere as early as January 1st!

Last February was a Tuesday and this is usually the day of the week we try to go out. So we were out on Valentine’s day! We did not know where to go without a reservation… when my husband spotted this fun poster!

 

It was exactly what we were looking for! With water pistols in front of us, we were ready to order some cocktails and bites and have a great time!

No need to wait next Valentine’s Day to go back to Canon. This a great spot with a nice and intimate atmosphere. The bar is decorated in an old fashioned style. Cocktails are unique and delicious, but some of them are really expensive. Waiters and bartenders were super nice. There can be a long wait, especially on weekends. If you can go right at opening, don’t hesitate.

Canon Seattle, 928 12th ave Seattle

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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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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