Bellevue Journals

Washington: Bellevue

A travel journal to Bellevue by kylebarber

Quote: Emerging from the shadow of Seattle, Bellevue has become a large city in its own right with fine dining and attractions

Washington: Bellevue

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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Bellevue has changed quite a bit since I was a child. Once a small town on the opposite side of lake Washington, Bellevue has emerged from Seattle's long shadow as a city in its own right. With a fairly sizeable population and extensive downtown area, Bellevue has become the fourth largest city in the state. The gigantic glass skyscrapers looming above the downtown area may not have the architectural razzle dazzle of Seattle's classic monuments, but they house a number of worker bees who no longer need to fight rush hour traffic across the bridges spanning Lake Washington. A number of services have opened to feed and entertain them, as well as the countless residents who have taken to living in...Read More

Pogacha Restaurant

Restaurant | "Pogacha"

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This casual Croation pizza joint is surprisingly good and unique in style and presentation. The oven roasted pizzas are in line with the currently popular designer style typifed by places like California Pizza Kitchen. The grilled meat dishes are quiet good and served with both hearty and light sauces. The freshly baked breads that accompany the meal are a big plus, as are the multi color crayons for scribbling all over the paper tablecloths.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2001

Pogacha Restaurant
119 106th Avenue NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
(425) 455-5670

Azteca

Restaurant

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Azteca is a pretty standard Mexican food joint with a lively atmosphere that somehow seems trapped in the 1970s. The dark interior and low ceilings are no bother after enough frozen margaritas, and the food ends up tasting better, too. The chimichangas are notable, and since you might as well forget watching your weight after all the refried beans and guacamole, indulge in the fried ice cream for dessert.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2001

Azteca
10425 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, Washington
(425) 451-3234

Burgermaster

Restaurant

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You sure don't come to Burgermaster for fine dining. But the greasy food tastes so much better when hanging out in your car at this throw back to an era gone by. Park your automobile, turn on the headlights, and in a few minutes one of the frazzled waitresses will scurry out your way to take everyone's order. The onion rings are particularly unhealthy and therefore quite scrumptious. I'm partial to the root beer floats and milkshakes, which beat many local overpriced "gourmet" burger chains in both thickness and taste.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 23, 2001

Burgermaster
10606 Northup Way
Bellevue, Washington 98004
(425) 827-9566

Bellevue Art Museum

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

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When I was a kid, the Bellevue Art Museum was a painfully small exhibition space tucked away on the upper floor of the Bellevue Square Mall. Now its housed in a three story structure of its own, across the street from the mammoth shopping complex. With an emphasis on local and Pacific Northwest artists and themes, the collection might not be as eclectic or dynamic as what you'd find downtown at the Seattle Art Museum. But there is quite a bit of modern art that will intrigue those who like works that are on the cutting edge. The exterior space is also unique, a bright red building designed by architect Steven Holl. The museum offers classes and lectures to provide a truly interactive experienc...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 23, 2001

Bellevue Art Museum
510 Bellevue Way North East
Bellevue, Washington