Palm Room in Ballard

I came across this place while I was walking around Ballard on Ballard Avenue. This store definitely caught my eye because of how green it was inside. This is a nice place, and it is all you can expect with all these plants around.

I went in seeking air plants and succulent for my new planter. I found exactly what I needed. They have a lot of cute and different sizes of succulent. I picked up several unique plants and small stones.

I will come back to buy some potted plants or arrangements.

If you are interested in getting a cement planter, let me know. I have one for you.

Palm room 5336 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107


Brunch at Brimmer and Heeltap

Brimmer and Heeltap is a bar and restaurant in Ballard, open for brunch on weekends.

The space is super cute and light. I like the numerous soliflores along the wall and the blue of the seats. They also have a patio for when the sun decides to shine again…

Reservation is key for the brunch unless you arrive early.

The brunch menu list is pretty short but unique. We had a delicious and fresh housemade Ricotta served with fresh figs. The bread was delicious, thickly sliced and toasted! We shared also a traditional breakfast with eggs, toasts, and sausage and a scrumptious salad.

We will definitely be back one evening to try the dinner menu.

—  Brimmer and Heeltap,
425 NW Market St,
SEATTLE, WA, 98107


Dine at Skillet for comfort food

Skillet serves good comfort food but be aware that portions are not big, they are huge. Be prepared and go there hungry!

We went there for dinner. I had a delicious pot roast. The beef was tender and moist, exactly as it should be. Veggies and mashed potatoes were tasty. The braised duck leg was also perfectly cooked and very good. My kids had the poutine and grilled cheese and loved them. I know Québécois would say it is not real Poutine like in Montreal but it is still good.

Skillet is well known for brunch, fried chicken and waffles, and cinnamon rolls… but we have never been there for brunch or breakfast. So if you go, let us know what you think.

There is one thing that I did not like: all four beverages, apple juice, coke, beer, and the red wine were served in Mason jars!

A long time ago, I wrote a post about the fact that I did not like having a mason jar as a glass.  Now, I find it ok to have a jam jar instead of a real glass with tap water but Red Wine… Really? Yes, the jar in the foreground is filled with red wine…



After that, if you still have room for ice cream… Parfait Ice Cream is just next door. Check here.

There are four locations: Ballard, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and in the food court at the Armory in Seattle Center

And check out the Food Truck. It may stop by in your neighborhood:  Skillet food truck

Skillet in Ballard :

2034 NW 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 922-7981