Mkt. is one of the latest Ethan Stowell restaurants. Situated south of Green Lake, its name comes from the neighborhood name and streets: Meridian, Keystone & Tangletown.

We went there this week for the first time and it was a great surprise. The dishes on the menu were all very appealing and I could not decide what to order. The meats, fish and veggies were all tempting. We ended up with 4 dishes to share:

– Dungeness crab, endive, fennel, and apple salad
– Grilled rabbit & frisée bacon salad
– Vegetable tajine, dates, and preserved lemon
– Smoked mushroom, sweet potato gnocchi with crispy shallots

It was full of flavor and you could feel the attention to detail in each dish. Everything was so tasty that we had to have a look at the desserts menu and… The blood orange sorbet was amazing!

My pictures are not very good so I highly recommend you to go there and share yours!


— Mkt2108 N 55th Street


Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi

One morning last week, I was glancing through The Stranger when I saw an ad for this new exhibit: Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi – Beijing 1930.

Since I had time, I went straight to the museum.
In 1930, Noguchi spent 6 months in Beijing. He studied ink painting with Baishi, one of the greatest artists to use this medium. 
It is a large exhibit of ink paintings, drawings, sculptures, and calligraphic works by these two influential artists.


I loved it. It was beautiful. I will go back soon.

And if you want to read more about Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi, click here.

—  Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue
Tues–Sun 11–5, and  Thurs 11–7, Free admission and free parking