Category Archives: Ballard

The Lockspot Cafe

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   THE GOOD: great location. Next door to Ballard Locks. THE BAD: soggy bread. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard, Seattle. Lockspot Cafe stands next to the Locks. A local joint reminiscing Ballard’s blue collared past. The neighborhood, along with the city, has changed in the past few years; but Lockspot remains a familiar place, with low ceilings, brick walls and friendly faces. It’s more a bar than a restaurant. Game day crowd, big screen TV, late hours, pool tables and such; but families are welcome, and seatings

The Hi Life Ballard

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THE GOOD: best biscuit and gravy ever! THE BAD: slim parking and long wait. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard Seattle. Fire Station No. 18 As a member of CHOW Foods, a Seattle-based restaurant chain that proudly incorporates Seattle neighborhoods’ unique eateries, The Hi-Life, CHOW’s Ballard location, brings traditional comfort foods with Pacific Northwestern influence–in a fire station!  Though Fire Station No. 18, originally built for horse-drawn fire engines, no longer serves the city, its statuesque silhouette, in beautiful, high-quality brick massing, remains solid after over 100 years. The building, preserved by