Hey Emerald City, Alina + Gabe here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with readers Seattle daily — here, and on social.
After three-ish months of bringing you SEAtoday, we thought we should formally introduce ourselves. Consider this us going in for a fist bump, then switching to a handshake, then settling on a hug.
Meet Alina 🫐
Q: Describe your perfect day in Seattle in the length of a Tweet.
A: Grab a Rubenstein’s bagel to go. Head out to the boat dock. Spend the day sailing in the Sound with family and a few beers. Then find a nice patio for dinner afterwards.
Q: You’re taking someone on a date in Seattle. Where are you going?
A: If we’re talking about a dinner date, The Pink Door. Their crostini is stunning. But otherwise, I like to explore. Day trip to tide pools, anyone?
Q: What was the last thing you did downtown?
A: Ha! Well, I live downtown, so most of the things I do are downtown. But I did take a long walk during our first snow day and got a pain au chocolat + cappuccino from Le Panier.
Meet Gabe 🕺
Q: If you were taking someone on a tour around Seattle, where are the three places you’re going?
A: I know it tends to be touristy, but Pike Place really does make me happy — particularly quirkier gems like the Giant Shoe Museum. Then it’s over to the vibrant Chinatown-International District for lunch, before hopping a water taxi to West Seattle to take in spectacular Alki beach views — and maybe a whale sighting, if we’re lucky.
Q: If Seattle has one specific dish, what would it be?
A: Every Seattleite no doubt has a favorite pho spot. Run by one of the OG families, Pho Bac Sup Shop in Little Saigon is my personal fave.
Q: In your opinion, what’s the unofficial Seattle mascot?
A: The Fremont Troll: shaggy, weird, loveable.