5411 Ballard Ave. NW
Date of visit: February 16, 2014
Several years ago, when my nephew, a world-traveler, came to Seattle on a work-related visit, he and his colleagues invited us to dinner, asking us to choose the spot. We wanted the space to be intimate and the food delicious, so we told them we’d meet them at Volterra. Even with a GPS, it took them awhile to find the place, but once they arrived, we had a great dinner and a fun evening. My nephew loved it. He said, “I could have predicted I would like it. That’s how I always know I’m going to be eating in a good restaurant when I’m traveling: if it is hard to find and has no parking, it will be a great dinner!”
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301 N.E. 103rd Street
Seattle, WA 98125
http://www.regmovies.com/ – general
http://www.showtimes.com/cinemas/regal-cinemas-thornton-place-stadium-14-imax-14641/ – times
http://www.fandango.com/regalthorntonplacestadium1426imax_aaviy/theaterpage – online tickets
Movie-going can be an anxious experience for wheelchair travelers because of all the uncertainties we can find in a new movie theater. The Thornton Place Regal Cinemas makes going to a movie on wheels easy. There are 14 theaters plus an IMAX at this complex but rarely 14 different movies showing. Often you can see the same movie in several different ways—IMAX-ified, 3D, or old-school. The theater also shows operas from the New York Met, ballet, and other performances at scheduled times on the big screen.
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2034 NW 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98107
Date of visit: February 8, 2014
Skillet Diner began as Skillet Street Food, a much beloved and joyfully-reviewed food truck, serving American comfort food made with only the best ingredients on Seattle streets. That truck soon led to Skillet Diners on Capitol Hill and in Ballard.
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