Capitol Hill Pets | Loki — ‘best dog ever’ — on Boylston

Duncan was drawing on a scrap piece of plywood and Loki was curled up next to him when CHS found them hanging out near Fred Wildlife Refuge on Boylston. When approached, Loki became a wiggly-butted, happy, and gentle mix of Pit Bull and Lab. A rescue that’s been with Duncan for three and a half years, Loki will be four in October. Loki is assuredly one of the sweetest pups on Capitol Hill. “He’s the best dog ever,” Duncan says.

We ask photographer Alex Garland to follow marchers in the rain and do crazy things like trying to make yet another picture of yet another huge apartment building look interesting. We thought we’d ask him to do something a little more fun. Capitol Hill Pets is a semi-regular look at our furry, fuzzy, feathered, and finned friends found out and about on Capitol Hill.

I drank this on Capitol Hill: Florida Man at Liberty

Will Burnett loves to cook and ride his bike, but we found him slinging drinks at Liberty on 15th. When we asked for a patriotic cocktail, Burnett’s immediate choice was “Florida Man,” a cocktail made with rum, orange juice, banana liqueur, and it’s carbonated with “our fancy carbonation machine” with some lime and simple syrup. A touch of Cappelletti, “a classic Italian herbal liqueur,” is added, then stirred with ice, and strained into the glass. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Pets | Neverending Lola at Chuck’s

Joel Shackelford and Lola, the seven-year-old Shitzu, were found catching some rays on the patio of Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District. While Lola is technically his fiancee’s dog, Joel has been part of the pack for 5 years now. “Lola looks like Falcor from the Neverending Story, and if I picture that face, I can see her on anything. A born superstar,” he says. While we haven’t seen her fly, we know she’s great at lying down in the sun. Continue reading

I drank this on Capitol Hill: The Rosé Bud at Pony

Celebrating Pride, CHS stopped by Pony for a drink on a sunny afternoon. Timmy Roghaar has been bartending at Pony for a year now and this is his first bartending gig ever. “I’m also a drag queen,” Roghaar informs us while making our drink. “I go by Strawberry Shartcake and I’ve been performing for about three years now. You can catch me at R Place about once a month and at the Palace in Georgetown,” Roghaar says. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Pets | The cats of Twice Sold Tales

Eleanor

Jamie Lutton is a familiar face behind the counter of Twice Sold Tales. You may recognize the cats as well. While four cats live in the store, they aren’t really anyone’s specific pets. “They’re actually here to keep mice out of the building,” Lutton tells CHS. “There are lots of rats and mice because they eat the scraps from Dick’s… their job is to make sure we don’t have any trouble like that.” Continue reading

I drank this on Capitol Hill: Superstar at Soi

Greg Clark was behind the bar at Soi when CHS stopped by for a cocktail.

A video game programmer and avid gamer, he’s between projects at the moment, but at the top of his game when it comes to creating cocktails.

The Superstar is a recent innovation with apple brandy, O.F.T.D. (an overproofed rum,) orgeat (fortified almond milk), topped off with lemon, lime, saline, and Angostura bitters, served over a single cube. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Pets | Bumping fists with Cali on Broadway

Heather Strock has owned Broadway’s Canary Salon for almost six years. If you’ve had your hair cut there in the past year, you’ve likely seen Cali, the two year old, excited but super sweet, pit mix. Now found lounging in the lobby area, Cali was formerly at the Seattle Animal Shelter in Ballard for more three months. She is a well behaved dog who can fist bump on command. Give it a shot. It’s fun. Continue reading

I drank this on Capitol Hill: Old Fashioned at the DeLuxe

Corey Reed has been a bartender on Capitol Hill for more than eight years, having worked at Grim’s for two and now DeLuxe Bar and Grill for the past six. When he’s not serving you booze, he’s hanging out with his Corgi, Archer, which he says is “my favorite part of my life.” Salt Lake City makes an appearance in this cocktail, as Reed prefers High West Double Rye as the base for his Old Fashioned. “A little sugar, we use Toschi cherries, Angostura Bitters, orange peel, muddled, on the rocks” is his recipe and CHS highly recommends taking it outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of northern Broadway.

I drank this on Capitol Hill is a semiregular photographic tour of some of Capitol HIll’s best cocktails and libations. Have a suggestion for something we should drink? Let us know in comments.

Capitol Hill Pets | Aggie, comforted in Cal Anderson

Delsey Huitt had her hands full in Cal Anderson with her fairly new-to-the-family pup, Aggie. No, not named because of the Texas Aggies, but because “I was going to name her Maggie, but one day I decided to drop the M, and Aggie was born,” Huitt says. Gentle and sweet, Aggie is a year and seven months old mix of German Shepherd and something else. A rescue from Seattle Humane, Aggie has only been with Huitt for about two months, so give her a pet, and don’t mind her whimpers, she’s an “excited crier.” Continue reading

Roasted corn — and machine learning in a food truck — at 23rd and Union’s El Costeño

Moises and Bernardo

Moises Santos is a 24-year-old programmer, food truck designer, and immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico. His food truck holds down what seems like prime territory — the pot purchasing and stoner friendly parking lot at the Central District’s Uncle Ike’s. The truck is not run like a pipe dream but, instead, puts to use a fat pipe of bandwidth and crunches datasets of Seattle to make business decisions like how much carne asada he might serve up on a Tuesday.

“We’re a pretty innovative culture, we’re hardworking people,” Santos tells CHS as he stands by a corn roaster of his own design.

While the corn roaster is a first run concept, the food truck is a state-of-the-art restaurant on wheels that took two years to design and manufacture.

“It’s an artificial intelligence food truck,” Santos said. Continue reading