If you’re a people-watcher and a foodie, this is the city for you! Our first kid-free vacation in three years. Probably a good choice, as there are many spots in the city that allow dogs to eat with you but, not children. hungryvegetarians.com) introduced us to Frankie & Jo’s plant based ice cream shop. I’ve never been a big fan of ice cream and have tried to analyze why that may be, as my disfavor is an anomaly. I have come to the conclusion that not only will I always choose savory over sweet, the fat coats my mouth and my throat leaving me coughing and scraping my teeth. I had no intention of ordering anything until I walked into the shop. With no delay as I opened the door, the complex smell of rich maple permeated the shop. A wave of confectionery, vanilla, roasted coffee and nuts tempted my taste buds. My nose.., I mean my hands were tied. Almond Butter Kale Caramel. Enough said. hungryvegetarians.com, ordered the Beet Strawberry Rose Sorbet. It was very pretty and very, uh… beetie. I love beets! If you don’t fancy their earthy flavor, you may be wise to choose a different treat from the menu; you will not fall short of choices. I had to squeeze in some Asian food and our host and hostess found the perfect Thai fare to satisfy my craving. Manao Thai Street Eats on Capitol Hill. I was delighted to find that my noodle dish included bok choy, but wished I had ordered soft tofu. Waiters and waitresses always recommend pan seared tofu, but I have finally learned my lesson that the best choice is soft. Soft tofu soaks up the flavors of the sauces whereas crispy tofu provides firm texture but, a lack of flavor. Mike had Pad See Ewe, always a favorite! I was stuffed, but there’s not much better than a tray of cheese and crackers to go with your wine and ottoman! The thought of leaving my three year old son was nearly unbearable at first, but he’s having a great time with grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins and day 1 in Seattle for me was a blast…despite the hypothetical limb being torn from my body.