(This is a new feature wherein I read The Stranger and Seattle Weekly and parse out the Fremont-specific items of note. Moving forward this will take place Wednesday or Thursday)
For some reason, it looks like Fremont got the award for Most Under-appreciated Neighborhood in Seattle this week as far as the weeklies are concerned. First up is the Seattle Weekly, which listed out 50 reasons we’re thankful to live in Seattle just in time for Thanksgiving. Nary a one of those reasons was Fremont-specific. Let’s remember that next time some Belltownian or Ballardeer wants to sample our goods.
Then there’s The Stranger, which runs down the Best Booths in Seattle. More specifically, the best booths in restaurants around town. Once again, Fremont gets shut out as not one of our eateries gets name-checked. Between Via Tribunali’s intimate booths that still allow you to take in the full ambiance of the restaurant or one of Brouwers’ booths that looks out on the massive bar and main room, you’d think we’d get at least one.
Since we’re on the topic, what’s your favorite “booth” in Fremont?
Thankfully, Fremont did make the cut for The Stranger’s Holiday Gift Guide. The “only neighborhood in Seattle that seems to be self-aware, maybe even self-conscious” gets three pages worth of mentions for the many restaurants and stores you’ll be spending your hard-earned money in this holiday season.