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Achenblog: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Seattle On Foot

This is Twin Peaks country. Was there ever a TV show more hyped and more disappointing than "Twin Peaks"? Other than giving Duchovny his first role, I can't see what good it was in the end. Kind of like...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 22, 2008; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (207)
 
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Found Groovy New Coffee Chain

It's called Starbucks Coffee. There's easily half a dozen of these joints here in Seattle. I sniffed this one out while strolling through downtown. The coffee's pretty good -- maybe not as good as Peet's, or Quartermaine, but if...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 19, 2008; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (331)
 
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The Redder Belt

[On vacation this week. Today I'm off to Seattle and will post a bunch of pics tomorrow. I hear they have a bunch of Starbuckses there.] Here's a fascinating map from the Times that shows a very distinct belt...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 18, 2008; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
 
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'It's Like Heaven Here'

[I'm off this week and will turn the blog all the way down to simmer. I'll be on a road a bit and will post some photos. In the meantime, here's an article by my daughter Paris Achenbach, a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 17, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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