Westside Stories: February 2019

There’s more than enough to explore on the Eastside, but you might consider crossing Lake Washington for these Seattle specialties.

Coffee, Cats, and Yoga

No, it’s not too good to be true. Meowtropolitan really exists. Known as Seattle’s first cat café, the Wallingford coffee shop features an adjacent cat lounge of adoptable felines that customers can view, play with, or even do yoga with. Book a 50-minute visit to the cat lounge, which includes a beverage from the café, for $13. Attend a yoga (with cats) class for $20. Meowtropolitan also offers a variety of memberships, which cost between $25 and $189 per year. seattlemeowtropolitan.com

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Courtesy Northwest Flower and Garden Show

This splendid flowery festival, one of the largest in the country, has been in operation for more than 30 years. The 2019 event, themed “Gardens of the World,” will feature more than 20 display gardens; more than 100 seminars; and more than 350 exhibitors offering plants, vintage décor items, and food. Get inspiration, tips, and plants from Feb. 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center. Tickets are $10-$75. gardenshow.com

Ciudad Grill


Courtesy Jordan Nicholson Photography

Bring your friends and appetite to Georgetown for a mouthwatering, shareable meal of meat and vegetables cooked over a charcoal grill. Try the herb marinated hanger steak, the harissa marinated chicken, and the vegetable mix with dukkha. Also, don’t forget to order flatbread and a delicious craft cocktail, or two. ciudadseattle.com

Sharon Van Etten

Following the release of her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten is going on a global tour. The singer songwriter, whose powerful, often sorrowful acoustic songs NPR once called “grippingly intimate,” is stopping in Seattle on Feb. 23 at the Neptune Theatre. Tickets start at $28.50. sharonvanetten.com

Noir City

Noir City

Courtesy Seattle International Film Festival

Journey through the dark and dangerous world of film noir at this annual festival put on by SIFF and the Film Noir Foundation. The event takes place Feb. 15-21 at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian in Capitol Hill. Full passes are $150, or $100 for members. siff.net

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