Where's the bubbler?
Something sort of unique to these parts is the word 'bubbler'. Most of the rest of the world calls this a 'water fountain'. We call them 'bubblers'.
If you want a drink of water, ask for a "bubbler". If you want to look at a huge pretty thing that sprays water everywhere ask for a "water fountain".
This might save you on a hot day.
Elvehjem Museum of Art
Call me ignorant but I don't really understand nor care for arts and I never really went to an Art Museum except this one, the Elvehjem Museum of Art, which I just happened to go in while waiting for my music class next door, but it quickly became one of my favorite spots on campus.
Located on University Avenue, on the Eastern part of UW Campus not far from the Memorial Union, the Elvehjem Museum of Art (LVM for short) has been a fixture at the UW campus for years. The host a large collection of work of arts, be it modern, contemporary, or classical. Not just paintings but also statues, woodworks, furnitures, etc. Admission to the museum is free, but a small donation is appreciated. There are also free guided tours that leave from the center of the museum at fixed days and hours. The museum is generally cool, quiet, and peaceful and it became one of my favorite places to run to when I feel stressed out from all the college work.
It's a small restaurant and doesn't particularly stand out when you walk by. The interior is light and cozy, with interesting artwork and sculptures. The service varies ... sometimes they are rather slow getting your dish to you, but not always. There is a 'sister' restaurant, Himal Chuli, two doors down, which is more of a carry-out place. Both restaurants have limited outdoor seating during the warm months. Samosas... spicy pastries stuffed with potatoes and chickpeas. Only $2 each as an appetizer, or you can get two as an entree with side dishes for $6. I also love the whole wheat roti, which is served warm from the oven. Yum!
Lunch on the UW Library Mall
For 3 seasons of the year the library mall has about 12 different food carts serving lunches for most of the day. They are all ethnic based..chinese, Cuban, Greek, African, Vegetarian, Thai, Jamaican, smoothies...
The dishes for a meal run from $2-$7. In addition there is a well-stocked fruit stand, and other little places that sell jewlery, clothes and things.
This is a favorite place to go in the summer. Nice warm day, grab something here and sit in the grassy library mall on Campus. Watch the students walk by, check out whatever the latest protest is about, listen to a band that might be playing here. Nice relaxing.
Since it's in front of the Memorial Union, you can walk in there and grab a Babcock ice cream afterwards. It's the ice cream made on campus by the dairy science students...molto bene.
These photos were taken in August when school wasn't in session, so there were many less carts than usual. African Food at Buraka
Great new restaurant
Real nice little, eclectic, restaurant. Started by a couple guys from SF. Open for lunch and breakfast. Has good sandwiches, soups, and things like that. For brekkie the usual fare, try the French toast. It’s usual food, but the combinations of foods they put together are what make this stand out from any other restaurant. Gets very crowded on ‘Farmers Market Saturdays’.
The owners have now opened up a more upscale restaurant called 'Sardine'. It's located 3 blocks east of the Capitol where Williamson St starts. So if you like Marigold, you'll probably like Sardine. French toast for breakfast is very good.