Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Eve-Ballard Style

This Gossip Girl is torn on where to spend her New Years Eve. Does anyone have any suggestions? Hatties? BalMar? Hazlewood? Smoke Shop? Moshi Moshi? Kings? WaterWheel? This list goes on and on.
Let us know Ballard where you will be and maybe I will see you at midnight for a kiss.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Baby

Ho Ho Ho!
We just wanted to let you know that we saw the Macy's Santa again today and he waived to us. Santa! It made our day.

If you are going to get your picture with Santa or just really want to sit on his lap (you know who you are!) we at BGG would highly recommend the Macy's Santa! He has a REAL beard and is very Santa-like. And Moms and Dads should know when we have walked by there was no line! All those suckers going to Nordstrom's to wait outside in the cold are going to waste a lot of time.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Seriously do we need another hamburger joint in Ballard?

On my drive back to my office today passing Malena's (I don't get why people love this place so much) Tacos I noticed a new hamburger joint going in next door! Seattle Hamburger the sign read. Really? Another hamburger joint in Ballard? Let's count the number already established:

1. Scooter's

2. Zak's

3. Hamburger Harry's

4. Zesto's (I would never eat here)

5. Ballard Brother's Burgers

6. The Counter

7. Lunchbox Laboratory

8. Dick's (I consider Holman Road...North Ballard)

Plus the countless fast food and full service restaurants that sell burgers beyond their normal offerings (Louie's Cuisine of China has a great burger). Enough Ballard; we don't need another burger joint!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Things I miss in Ballard at the Holidays

Driving home tonight on Market Street I was sad to see another year without the snowflake lights hanging from our lamp posts. I thought maybe this year they would return.

Other things I will miss:

1. Olsen's Scandinavian Foods and all the hustle and bustle of hungry Scandinavians buying their Christmas staples.

2. Scandinavian Gift Shop....I know this was gone last year too but it still hurts.

3. Sunset sad it is too look at the big space left to deteriorate in front of us.

4. Denny's ditto

I am sure I will remember more and more things but I am off to eat my chocolate from my advent calendar.

Have a great week.