West Seattle, Washington
Alongside the bus stop on 35th, just south of Avalon, the Legends sign is down, the new Redline sign is up.
They need to do something about that graffiti on the door or is that part of the new ‘theme’?
its still a dump and a dive..
Ask Steve Huling to paint out the door and clean up his lot next door. Anyone know the status of the brown field Steve purchased from the former heating oil company on that site?
The website; however, is still up and in operation:
Careful, someone may think that brown field, crime-attracter and graffiti gives the neighborhood character.
If you want a very interesting fun time, go there on Thursday nights. There is a local guitarist, Tim Turner,(WS High Grad from 25 years ago) that hosts a weekly jam night. If you ever wanted to sing or play an instrument on stage here is your chance. I went for the first time last week. Tim is the best unknown guitarist I have ever heard. And he was an amazing host. He made everyone feel like they were in his house. The crowd was great, just a bunch of amature muscians wanting to have fun. I will go again, and maybe even sing
If you want an interesting night out, try going to legends on Thursday nights. A local WS guitarist, Tim Turner, (WS High grad about 25 years ago) hosts a weekly jam night. I was blown away by Tim’s playing. He maybe the best unknown guitarist I have ever heard. The bar was packed with local amature musicians and singers that get to go up and play/sing. If you ever wanted to play or sign in front of an audience, here is your chance. Tim was an amazing host and made everyone feel like they were welcome. The crowd was great as well. This was my first time attending and I was amazed at how much fun it was.
Sorry for the duplicate post. My first post didn’t show up and I figured I messed up, so I did it again :-)
Yeah, that building and lot are needing some attention for sure. When I look at that bar, I think about if people could get out in the event of a fire, what with one side being graffii’d walls and one being chain link fencing. I wish that a Chipotle would come to that area (Taco Time doesn’t do it for me).
Taco Time is overpriced..
I’d build me a strip joint in that empty lot next to Legends. What a local that is to have a business.
Good thing they put up a new sign. It really spruces the place up!
Chipotle is owned by McDonalds, and I think it would be best to keep large chain restaurants out of our community. 35th Ave. is definitely lacking in that respect. Yasukos (how does that place stay in business??), KFC, Legends, Taco Time, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. All equally horrible food options.
In a weak moment I was traveling in California and was surprised to find another “Legends” sign. I was told that these were not owned by the same person nor were they a chain. Instead, it was for convenience that the sign was chosen… it was already made… and anothe Legends is born. Kinda like “Hammering Man” not being an original. I’m glad the sign has changed.
Its all about location location location!!
I wonder about that Yasukos place too – do people actually eat there? And the corner market by Buddha Ruksa – I went in there once and what little inventory they had was OLD, everything was faded and covered in dust.
Haven’t been there in a couple months but the teriyaki half-chicken in Yasuko’s is tasty and ridiculously cheap considering there’s enough chicken and rice for 2 people.
Yasuko’s is highly successful. It aint much to look at but for all the food you get at that low price; it is easy for me to understand why it continues to thrive. I’ve known a number of people on small budgets who are grateful for Yasuko’s. There is at least one other Yasukos in Seattle on Broadway and James… just right for starving students at Seattle U.
In WS it seems to be a place for single guys who don’t know how to cook. Too, I see our own men in blue come walking out with those heavy styrofoam boxes.
er, I will tell you a story that will have you not only wondering how Yasukos stays in business, but you will also never eat there again. Back in 1996 I LOVED it. Being a bachelorette at the time and unwilling to cook, I would say I got takeout from the Yak at least 3 times per week. That all changed after (yes, after) I finished my last meal there, heard a rustling coming from the takeout bag and discovered a LIVE COCKROACH that Yasukos was kind enough to add to my order at no additional charge.
That being said, I would not eat at Legends either, although they had great live Blues with no cover charge so I would drink there. :) I hope the new owners have the same great live music!
I used to work by Broadway & James Yasukos…ate there all the time. Tried to order same thing at WS location, and while the menu and sign looked similar, it wasn’t exactly the same. They told me they weren’t related to the other store. What I got was not the same quality. HIGHLY recommend 1st Hill, not so sure about WS.
Not trying to invite a debate, but would you really lump Chipotle in with Pizza Hut and KFC? And I think McD got rid of them.
we did the West Seattle teriyaki survey last year when our house was being built and we had to eat out for days on end in between temp locations. My three teen boys all loved the teriyaki at the joint on Fauntleroy across from Diva and next door to Tervo’s Mini Mart. I think now it’s called Seattle Teriyaki, and it might have new owners. Hands-down they liked that teriyaki best. We did not, however venture to Delridge, which has a few spots, or any places south of the Junction.
and speaking of things in food, in the 80’s I got a dead fly in my salad at the old Duke’s on QA, also a hair in my pasta at Ray’s Boathouse. It’s possible anywhere.
All I have to say is KUDOS to the “New Boy’s” for all of their hard work and painstaking efforts to bring the bar to the next level. From my first intro to the new owners;it seemed the main focus was to build on the familiarity of this establishment while also giving it a cool new vibe! Who would of thought just putting a plant in the ladies room could cause such an uproar…
What a shock it was to have Scott (in full hazmat gear; weeding through 20 year old lemons)ask us how they could make our favorite place better! I have nothing but huge respect for these guys that took on a real sh*thole and are transforming it everyday.
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