THE FLYING SALMON'S Andrea Duchon is among the wave of New York City socio-intellectual hipsters* who have transplanted to Seattle in hopes of reclaiming the grunge-scene of yore. She caught the travel bug at a young age where on two separate trips, at ages 10 and 12 respectively, she spent two weeks canoeing the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. There she developed a passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility that she takes with her wherever she goes.
In the fall of 2009, she traveled Europe for 2 months before making the snow-laden, cross-country road trip from the east to west coast.
A relentless dreamer, chaotic organizer, spirited debater and obsessive grammarian, she’s in search of the tourist traps, locals hangouts, day trips and dive bars that make her new caffeine-fueled hometown the best this side of the Mississippi.
*Hipsters: indie rock fanatics, coffee-shop regulars, environmental activists, book clubbers, card carrying members of art museums and dedicated community organizers
I love Mexican food. If I had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life it would definitely consist of carnitas, tacos, guacamole and pico de gallo. Until recently, however, I’ve been …
As a feature for Seattle Weekly’s Soak it Up series, I’m uncovering the best brunch spots in Seattle. Here’s a sneak peak at my review of Toulouse Petit.
Where: Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
601 Queen Anne Ave N, ...
Karma: the concept of “action” or “deed”, understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect.
Whether through education, clean water or proper housing, the act of giving back reverberates to the farthest reaches of the world (and let’s …