however, i really want something that is not mall-like.
i moved here recently, and dont know of all the good areas to look around... however the one major problem i do have is that i am looking for stores that are more likely to carry sizes 12-16. a lot of the cute stores that i've come across from walking around definitely cater to those who are more petite...
i read in the archives on here about a store called venus that sounded interesting, but i couldn't find the phone number or store listing, so i am guessing it has closed since.
i would even consider a custom-made dress if the price is right.
Thanks in advance.
Now I know why service is so bad here.
EDIT: An honorary "A+" to all the waitstaff that post impassioned responses.
Bonus points if they are seasoned, thick-cut fries.
Bonus bonus points if this is in or near the U-District.
Edit: Thanks for all the suggestions. Ivar's looked good, but they don't have fries on the (online) menu, except as part of fish'n'chips. I ended up going to Red Mill Burgers in Phinney. Their fries are plain (not seasoned nor thick cut), but they are very decent. A small tub of tartar sauce costs 23 cents. Perfect! They don't have beer though. Belgian Frites sounds wonderful, I must remember them next time I have a late night on the Hill.
Every Friday, the New York Times features 36 hours in (insert American city here). This week our beloved home town is feature: 36 Hours in Seattle.
Some featured restaurants, bars and attractions: the Pink Door, Crush, Belltown, Greenlake, Cafe Campagne, Chapel and Volunteer Park.
So. Anyone know of anyplace where I can get my Polish dumpling fix tomorrow night?