Enjoy a culinary walkabout in Fremont, where lively venues showcase the flavors of France at Pomerol, Korea at Revel, and Sicily at Agrodolce, one of the organic outposts of James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines. For less formal eats, savor the Russian dumplings at Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar or the raved-about fish and chips at dive bar Pacific Inn Pub. Bright and airy Eve serves up a bison burger (with aged cheddar, sweet onion jam, and pickled apple), while Ha! delivers neighborly laughs alongside comfort food. Nearby, RockCreek is a delicious weekend brunch destination for seafood-centric dishes like bacon and oyster benedicts.
On 34th Street, vendors set up shop year-round at the colorful Fremont Sunday Market; discover goodies, from fresh flowers and whimsical tees to eclectic “well-worn” finds in the (covered) flea market section. Find locally designed women’s clothing and accessories at Show Pony and thoughtful gifts at Portage Bay Goods. In Upper Fremont, stock up on cookbooks at Book Larder and vinyl LPs at just-opened Daybreak Records, which reminds of a simpler, sweet-sounding era.
Active folks cruise through Fremont on the bustling Burke-Gilman Trail, hopping off to hydrate at dog- and kid-friendly Fremont Brewing or MiiR, a hip bike-store-meets-coffee-shop-meets-beer mecca. In Upper Fremont, intimate performance venue Fremont Abbey exposes talents ranging from singer-songwriters to captivating narrators, who awe the crowd during monthly “story slams.” Dog lovers take their four-legged friends to Norm’s, while beer lovers peruse the lengthy list at Brouwer’s Cafe. For international “football” games on the telly, try storied British watering hole George & Dragon Pub.
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