In October I am flying back to Seattle for a much-needed vacation. To celebrate my return after being exiled in Kansas for four years, my friend Terra and I are going to have an all-day doughnut-fest in an attempt to find the best doughnut in Seattle.
I have consulted Google, memories, and pestered friends. Now I turn to you guys: where in Seattle can the best doughnuts be found?
Where is Seattle's best soup?
Goodness, I could live off soup. Disclaimer: I hate Pho; I love french onion. I love Soup Daddy, but it's never open late enough. Downtown / Capitol Hill is best. Garlic, mushrooms, onions, spinach and other greens, cream-ofs are the best. Legumes are off limits. I believe Soup Daddy has the best clam chowder in the west coast, but please, prove me wrong.
After being quoted a $450 estimate for a standard teeth cleaning (plus a $50 pre-op blood test, which brings the total to $500) I am trying to find a vet / animal hospital that provides quality care, yet is more reasonably priced. I have a dog and live in the U-District.
I did look in the Memories, but most questions were regarding finding extremely inexpensive vets for a specific one-time need, or from people who needed deferred payment plans etc. What I'm trying to find here is something different - a quality vet whom I can stick with for the rest of my life - someone whom I can entrust with my dog, but does not charge prices that make it hard to do so and make me fear vet visits. It *has* to be someone who is dependable, honest, personalized, and compassionate towards the animal.
Yes, I know it's hard to find something both good *and* cheap - it sounds like I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too. All I can say is that my old vet in Oregon did provide excellent, quality care without charging an arm and a leg, over the five years that I lived there and used their services. So I know such people exist, and I just need to find them.
Places near the U-District would be ideal, but I'm OK with driving further as necessary. Some of the hospitals I've looked into (on the Web) are Phinney Ridge, Northwest, Northeast, Aurora, and even Rainier, but it's hard to derive any kind of conclusion with regard to either pricing or quality of care without getting people's personal experiences on these two points. What would be especially valuable is the input of people who have used a particular vet for several years.
Thanks a lot!