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Casco Antiguo,
Best Mexican Restaurant
in Seattle?

I am still wondering why we did not go to Casco Antiguo sooner.

I don’t know if the Mexican food here is authentic but it is really good.

First, we shared the Queso Flameado (kind of melted cheese with chorizo), then we had some Pork Carnitas Tacos (Braised pork shoulder with a fantastic salsa verde) and Beef brisket Tacos. Unfortunately, they were out of the Pescado tacos (Mahi Mahi with a mango salsa) that we wanted to have. I want to taste those next time.

We could not resist ordering the churros. Yes I know this a lot of calories but seriously, don’t miss them, they were to die for.

I like the feel of the restaurant. It is an old building in Pioneer Square and as soon as you enter, you don’t feel like you are in Seattle anymore. There is also a small patio at the back of the restaurant.

Casco Antiguo  115 Occidental Ave South, Seattle WA 98104

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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

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December 1st,
Around Pioneer Square

On Instagram, I often hashtag #Seattleasalocal but it is sometimes fun to play the role of a tourist in your own city. 

By tourism, I mean wandering in a neighborhood with no map or agenda.

Here is what I liked around Pioneer Square last week.

On Occidental Park, you can see the inside of a shipping container decorated with painting and lighting. It features Seattle in the 20’s and the exterior features the Pacific Northwest forest.
“History, Contained”: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. every day till the end of December.
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It was windy and cold at lunch time, we stopped at Grand Central Bakery for warm comforting soups and tasty sandwiches.
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Have you already made ou bought your holidays wreaths and garlands? If not, here are some unique ones at London Plane.
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A fancy holiday pop up store on first avenue (411 First Ave South) with unique gifts for all ages. You can also visit their store online: Flora and Henri 
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