"There's a place in Queen Anne called 5 Spot. It's a great place to get breakfast. It's a diner, you know. Good portions, friendly atmosphere. And the neighborhood is cool. Wallingford has what used to be a massive old schoolhouse that's subdivided into the Wallingford Center, which has little stores and galleries and things like that all under one roof. One of the city's best bookstores, Wide World Books & Maps, is there. And don't forget the University District, which is called the U-District, for the University of Washington. That's a whole other world in and of itself."

What's your favorite outdoor attraction?
"The Washington Park Arboretum is wonderful. It's got trails for riding bikes, or pushing your baby cart, or walking your dog, or running, or whatever. They wind for miles and miles and miles. There are beautiful specimens of trees. The Japanese Gardens inside the arboretum are well-attended. It's a great place if you're going to chill out. Another is Shilshole Bay down by the Ballard Locks. The Ballard Locks is a marvel of engineering. They bring ships in and you can watch the water slowly rise and move forward. The locks are a smaller version of the Panama Canal."

Where can you get a great meal for under $10?
"Dick's Drive-In, which is a burger place. It's an institution. No offense to Dick, but they have great French fries and burgers [that we] called gut bombs. Man, they went down well."

Where are some other great places to eat?