Ballard hotspots get named ‘Best of Seattle’

Kudos to the winners of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle.” The list just came out today and Ballard is named a dozen times.

  • Best Replacement for Your Second Car – Dutch Bike Co.
  • Best Something-in-a-Box for Your Lady – Ballard Blossom
  • Best Bedside Manner – Dr. Stephen Dudley
  • Best Tourist Attraction to Satisfy Your Dad – Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
  • Best Place to Psych Yourself Up for a Job Interview – Stone Gardens
  • Best Spam Conversion Mechanism – Marination Mobile
  • Best Place to Get Wasted and Play Ping-Pong – The Bit Saloon
  • Best Farmers Market Booth to Put Down Stakes – Anita’s Crepes
  • Best 2 a.m. Hangover Prevention Snack – Dick’s Drive-In
  • Best Place to Splurge on Your Pet – Mud Bay
  • Best Outdoor Dining – Ray’s
  • Best Brunch After a First Date – Portage Bay Cafe
  • You can see all the winners right here.


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    ballardman
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    ballardman

    Forgot a few from the Editors list as well:

    BEST MEXICAN: Señor Moose Cafe
    BEST PIZZA: Veraci Pizza
    BEST TAPAS: Ocho

    alysse
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    alysse

    Congrats to MyBallard.com as well for the 2nd place (you were robbed!):

    “Best Neighborhood Blog: They'll be all up in a budget meeting or design review one minute, then reporting on shop cats and graffiti-tagged mailboxes the next. Be you NIMBY or YIMBY, so long as your BY is West Seattle, the West Seattle Blog has you covered. (MyBallard.com comes in a close second.) westseattleblog.com.”

    NoraBell
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    NoraBell

    After scooping the big papers again and again MyBallard only gets second place? Why, I'm outraged!
    That's okay, I stopped taking that poll seriously after Pagliacci kept winning best pizza.

    Black_Sheep
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    Black_Sheep

    Second place? That's BSIMBY.

    angelatini
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    angelatini

    But Veraci got it this year, per Ballardman. YAY! :)

    Ian
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    Ian

    Wrong website for Dutch Bike Co., it should be: http://www.dutchbikeseattle.com/

    chopper_74
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    chopper_74

    “Best Place to Get Wasted and Play Ping-Pong”
    Isn't that a Stranger type of designation?
    Shameful, and The Bit deserves better, frankly.
    I expect The Weekly to be above that crap. Hear me?
    Also, we know the Swedes are the winners. I'd guess they have a loftier goal coming, and most deserved.

    Geeky Swedes
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    Thanks, Ian! We fixed the link.

    Silver
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    The West Seattle blog has been around longer, that's all.

    Next year we'll clean their clock!

    (There's a phrase for you!)

    Gene1
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    Gene1

    BSIMBY indeed. Good one, Black_Sheep. (And Veraci rocks, even before they stopped rolling and hung up a permanent shingle.)

    david t.
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    david t.

    Best place to pay premium mark-up for a bicycle: Dutch Bike Co.

    James
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    James

    Pagliacci pizza Ballard on 85th pretty good. Love portage bay cafe. Le gourmand best fine dining and sambar bar beat for high quality hand crafted cocktails.