West Seattle

“We wanted to buy the worst possible property,” says Jody Estes, reminiscing about the house hunt she and her husband began in July 2007.

I know I wasn’t the only one in town who felt a little wistful upon hearing the news that Mark and Marjorie Chang Fuller were converting their West Seattle restaurant into a more casual, Hawaiian-themed eatery called Ma‘ono Fried

Cheers to everyone who came out to West Seattle Junction and helped make Mobile Chowdown VI a huge success - including the weather.

It used to be that a visit to Zippy’s involved squeezing into a cramped space or waiting outside in the mini-mart parking lot for your burger.

Almost a year ago, Jacob Wiegner left Spanish-romantic Olivar on Capitol Hill to open his own place in a revolving-door storefront at the West Seattle Junction (in four years it’s been five different restaurants).

When it comes to West Seattle summer scenes, most people picture Alki Beach or splashy antics at the outdoor, saltwater Colman Pool in Lincoln Park (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW), but there are plenty of other reasons to cross the bridge.