A very small cute eatery has opened on 12th, the second to open on 12th recently. Crave is a darling little eatery with a small menu of really good food. For some reason by the name I thought it would be comfort food with the likes of meatloaf and mash potatoes, but I was fooled. Crave can be found in the Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Avenue, across the street from the Police refill and parking lot. The atmosphere is minimal and don’t let the non-lit sign out front fool you into thinking it’s closed…they’re thinking, “if it is good, they will come!” It’s Good! We started the dinner with a watercress salad, with grapefruit and glazed almonds…(is there any polite way of eating whole watercress?)… in light vinaigrette. I followed with hand rolled gnocchi, which was tossed with sweet potatoes and cream sauce. Can I tell you how much I love this gnocchi!!! Mike had curried lamb with roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed escarole…amazing. The kicker of the whole thing is that they have only been opened for 10 days, if the food is this good to start, I can’t wait for them to get going!
The wine list is small, but nice, as is the menu. The desserts looked great, but we were too tired to try one….it was Sunday night after all. Go to Crave, it’s nice to support new food in Seattle


Much like “video killed the radio star”, Target has killed the American Craft Artist. Now don’t get me wrong, I shop at Target like any other self respecting homosexual. I also have absolutely no problem with huge corporations that snuff out the little “mom and pop’ companies, this, I believe, is the American Way. It is also the Huge Corporations that have allowed me to continue the artist dream…the dream that Target is now sucking out the life. You see, I create hand-painted stemware and I have done so through the generosity of Bill Gates, via my partner working there (HEHEHE). But now you can get similar glasses in Target, T.J. Maxx and even Nordstrom that is all produced over seas, has no artistry and a price for which I cannot compete. It is those little hands in countries like China that are producing me right out of business. And it is also the fact that we all love to shop in store like these that, yes even myself, have shopped me out of business. Why would you want to pay an artist for their work when you can get it, or a facsimile there of, at a major discount store for a fraction of the price?
So after 10 years of self-employment (and the fact that I am pushing 40) I now face entering back into the 9 to 5 work force so that I can afford to buy the things that I can no longer afford to produce! Anyone looking to hire an ex-fashion designer, ex-bartender, ex-muralist, and ex-craftsperson/artist…..I’m looking…..maybe I can go get a job at Target!